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Shedding the Weight: Gear Changes for My 2nd AT Attempt

Shedding the Weight: Gear Changes for My 2nd AT Attempt

This will be my second attempt at thru-hiking the AT while also trying to go a little lighter than before. I got injured last year, and carrying extra weight while...

Feb 28, 2017 : Stubbs
Ultralight Backpacking 102: The Gear Guide

Ultralight Backpacking 102: The Gear Guide

The following series on ultralight backpacking is brought to you by Intro to Ultralight here's a quick fix to get you up to speed. In the first part we talked about...

Dec 19, 2016 : Caet Cash
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Tour

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Tour

Signs at the entrance led me through hallway after hallway of artist’s studios, diners, and fabric-strewn shops. A door opened into the sunlight and an ancient alley, moss growing down...

Apr 9, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
Ultralight: How to Cut Your Base Weight In Half

Ultralight: How to Cut Your Base Weight In Half

When I first started the Appalachian Trail, I didn't understand why my pack was so heavy. I only brought a few “luxury” items; everything else was essential. But when I...

Mar 20, 2016 : Glacier-Swiss
The Footwear Debate: Are Trail Runners Superior to Boots?

The Footwear Debate: Are Trail Runners Superior to Boots?

Though tradition would have most people believing it is impossible to hike a trail like the AT with anything other than a big, leather pair of waterproof boots, this notion is being challenged...

Dec 4, 2015 : Kyle O'Grady
Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Lightweight Backpack

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Lightweight Backpack

Mariposa. Zach Davis himself. With lightweight construction and easy customization, the Mariposa sounded like the right pack for me. Yes, dog, please shake lake water all over my

Sep 28, 2015 : Ashli Baldwin
Gear Review: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-Person Tent

Gear Review: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2-Person Tent

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purposes of review. I value my own space. Since my boyfriend and I met on the trail in 2014, we carried different...

May 21, 2015 : Jessica Porter