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The Thru-Hiker’s Spice Kit: A Simple Guide for Improving Meals on the Trail

The Thru-Hiker’s Spice Kit: A Simple Guide for Improving Meals on the Trail

Let’s face it: thru-hiker food generally sucks. Food that is cheap, portable, lightweight, and durable enough to last through trail conditions is typically chock-full of preservatives (namely

Jul 20, 2020 : Jordan Bowman
PCT 2020: A Class Divided

PCT 2020: A Class Divided

The Beginning This year started out much like any other year for the Pacific Crest Trail class of 2020 hopefuls. People started popping up on social media, on vlogs, on...

Apr 19, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Stay Prepped for Your Hike During COVID-19

Stay Prepped for Your Hike During COVID-19

You may be sitting at home right now wondering what to do with yourself now that you've had to cancel or postpone your lifelong dream of thru-hiking a long trail....

Apr 7, 2020 : Sarah Rogers
They Stole My Gear but not My Community

They Stole My Gear but not My Community

Hi. My name is Kaitlin and my PCT dream was stolen. And I know what the first thing that pops in your mind when reading that statement is---you and thousands...

Mar 29, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Boulder Mail Trail: Walking History

Boulder Mail Trail: Walking History

I start my grand trek, my epic adventure, my journey of a lifetime, my long way home stroll in 11 days. The insanity of emotions is whirling around me as...

Mar 15, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Preparing for the Physical Challenges of the PCT

Preparing for the Physical Challenges of the PCT

Only about twenty percent of those who start a Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) thru-hike complete the journey. I had to do everything possible physically before getting on the trail to ensure...

Mar 14, 2020 : Old Man and the PCT
Comment Response : Kindness Will Win

Comment Response : Kindness Will Win

I could tell from his comment that he must have read at least four of my previous writings. I screen shot the text and added a heart to keepsake it...

Mar 1, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Section C of the Great Divide Trail

Section C of the Great Divide Trail

This is the third article in a series covering Section C of the Great Divide Trail (GDT). For Sections A and B, please see my posts here and here. Sublime Hiking...

Feb 5, 2020 : Kelly McDonald
JMT Training: 4 Ways I Won’t Let an Injury Ruin My Thru Hike

JMT Training: 4 Ways I Won’t Let an Injury Ruin My Thru Hike

Injury prevention is short term work for long term rewards. Learn ways I'm armoring my body to avoid becoming an injury statistic.

Feb 1, 2020 : Chad Lubinski
Gear Review: Gossamer Gear G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack

The Gossamer Gear G4-20 is a new take on one of the classic GG packs with some really cool and unique new features. Most notable are the asymmetrical hip belt...

Jan 13, 2020 : Carl Stanfield