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The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Feels Wow. It’s finally happening. It’s not going to begin and it’s not finished. It’s in the present. I am a PCT thru-hiker. A very novice one, but I’m...

May 6, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
Water… Need Water

Water… Need Water

Let’s complete a brief water consumption exercise, shall we?

Apr 27, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
Are These the 11 Hardest Resupply Towns on the PCT?

Are These the 11 Hardest Resupply Towns on the PCT?

How many calories did I consume on the JMT? No clue. Was it enough? No. Hiker hunger is real.

Apr 7, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
2021 PCT Ultra-Awesome Gear List

2021 PCT Ultra-Awesome Gear List

Here is a breakdown of how I spent my time preparing for my 2021 PCT NOBO Thru-hike...

Mar 30, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
My 2nd Backpacking Trip is a 2,650 Mile Thru-hike on the PCT

My 2nd Backpacking Trip is a 2,650 Mile Thru-hike on the PCT

As I type this I am exactly 4 weeks away from beginning my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. My name is Dan, I’m a Leo, and I love backpacking....

Mar 23, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
You Might Be Hiker Trash If…

You Might Be Hiker Trash If…

hiker trash haɪk•r træʃ noun US informal the endearing term used within the hiking community to describe a hiker or group of hikers who have acclimated to a lower standard of living....

Dec 23, 2019 : Melissa
Appalachian Trail Daze

Appalachian Trail Daze

This first two weeks on the A.T. has been nothing short of amazing. The weather has been nothing short of bipolar. I am in all my glory. The Journey On...

Mar 26, 2018 : Fernando Rios
Well, I’m Not Dead Yet

Well, I’m Not Dead Yet

Barefoot Hiker, AKA The Last NOBO, here with another update. New York and the Renaissance FestivalA week ago, I was able to spend some time in an outlying suburb of...

Aug 19, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Top 5 Regrets and Non-Regrets of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

Top 5 Regrets and Non-Regrets of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

As of this week, Rocky and I are one year removed from our completion of the Appalachian Trail. I think about it frequently, and both with a fond nostalgia and a more...

Aug 9, 2016 : Maggie Slepian
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Interviews [Part 3]

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Interviews [Part 3]

At this year's Trail Days, Appalachian Trials teamed up with 2015 thru-hiker, Michelle Revoir, to pick the brains of this year's crop of thru-hikers.  We asked our hiker trash friends to share their

Jul 11, 2016 : Zach