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Making the Most of Your Pre-Hike Hype

Making the Most of Your Pre-Hike Hype

There's still time before we take the first of over four million steps it'll take to cover the Appalachian Trail, but mentally, forum - It's great to get whatever perspectives you can...

Jan 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

Have you ever been in the centre of a debate regarding music on the trail? I'm not talking about someone blasting speakers and disturbing the peace, I'm talking about hiking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Amber Redfield
Hikers Beware: Haters Ahead

Hikers Beware: Haters Ahead

Congratulations! You’ve decided to become a thru-hiker! Now it’s time to stand on a mountaintop and sing it to the world. Making the choice to drop your real life and...

Jan 6, 2018 : Taylor Key
2017, A Year of Breaking Trails

2017, A Year of Breaking Trails

In The Beginning... I'm a planner; a list-making, ultra-organized, calendar-keeping, goal-setter.  Planning for something is all part of the fun for me and at the beginning of 2017, I made...

Dec 31, 2017 : Socked In
Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

I had lost sight of a specific reason why I was hiking the Appalachian Trail. It was becoming so daunting that I couldn't even provide an answer to all that...

Dec 18, 2017 : Raider
All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

Some days are easier than others as a trail worker. Like thru-hiking, there will be good days and bad days. But somewhere in the middle are days of sweaty, dusty,...

Dec 7, 2017 : Silent Bob
Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

This year, I decided to give back to the Pacific Crest Trail. Not with a donation, and not with trail magic -- but with sweat, sore muscles, and a smile...

Nov 16, 2017 : Silent Bob
Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

As aspiring thru hikers, it can be daunting, even intimidating, to think about the gear needed to walk 2,190 miles. We are here to say, stop stressing because you can...

Nov 6, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO, or a Flip-Flopper,...

Oct 30, 2017 : Ben Barrett
No Ragrets!

No Ragrets!

We Here is a great article how to focus in and maybe trim some ounces for those that are ultralight. For us, we went for comfort in this area, which...

Oct 29, 2017 : Alex and Amanda