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Thank You, Appalachian Trail

Thank You, Appalachian Trail

Katahdin Was Never The End There was a cloud pushing across the tabletop of the summit, but I did end up seeing the spectacular and sprawling wilderness below. I also...

Oct 24, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Gear Galore

Gear Galore

If at first you buy the wrong gear, research and research some more. The first thing I wanted to do when I decided I was going to hike the AT...

Feb 27, 2017 : Jennifer Giddens
Gear Review: Osprey Exos 58

Gear Review: Osprey Exos 58

Osprey Exos. Durability: Structurally, this thing is a beast. It feels as solid as the day I got it, without any sagging or pinch points. The zippers, buckles, and straps...

Jan 19, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: $200 and Up

Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: $200 and Up

Make no mistake, backpacking is expensive. We've published plenty of money-saving posts (during your hike), but sometimes you have to bite the bullet and shell out the big bucks for...

Dec 13, 2016 : The Editors
The Top Backpacks on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Backpacks on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

Unless you're making the rest of us jealous by slackpacking the whole way, your backpack is one of the most important pieces of gear you take on a long-distance hike. Whether you...

Nov 10, 2016 : Mariposa
On the Bus and off to the Lake

On the Bus and off to the Lake

Recently I slept in a tent for three nights alongside Nolin River Lake in Grayson County, Kentucky. Twenty or more men, ages thirty-some to forty-some were invited to an annual...

Aug 11, 2016 : Joe Schmidt
Review: Source Hydration Reservoirs: Ultimate Hydration System and Divide Hydration System

Review: Source Hydration Reservoirs: Ultimate Hydration System and Divide Hydration System

Source shipped us two of their newest hydration bladders and wanted us to check them out.  I'm not gonna lie, as a long distance hiker, right off the bat I...

Mar 16, 2015 : Nicole and Alex Docta
My Completed Gear List Is Here.

My Completed Gear List Is Here.

This past summer we backpacked majority of the southern end of the appalachian trail. It was the ideal test for what gear would be the best for thru-hiking. Here is...

Feb 16, 2015 : Jessica Georgia
Appalachian Trail Gear List 2014

Appalachian Trail Gear List 2014

Alright folks, I now present my 2014 Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Gear List. Below is a list of everything I will be carrying for my hike, its weight and its...

Feb 24, 2014 : Allison Kieley