trail prep

One Last Shakedown in the Shenandoahs: Pre-hike Prep and Reflections

One Last Shakedown in the Shenandoahs: Pre-hike Prep and Reflections

This weekend I spent two days on the Appalachian Trail to test out some new gear. I had been out that way just two weeks ago and it was brutally...

Mar 18, 2021 : Kelly B.
“Leg Work” – Preparing for Our Thru Hikes

“Leg Work” – Preparing for Our Thru Hikes

Springtime is finally upon us!  While many people on this site are feeding their Springer Fever by reading about others on their AT thru hike, for me it means getting...

Mar 21, 2015 : Sprinkles
All the Things I Never Knew I’d Know About Hiking Gear

All the Things I Never Knew I’d Know About Hiking Gear

One thing you should know about Eric is that he hates shopping, as in despises it. One thing you should know about me: I also hate shopping. A shopping trip...

Feb 26, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
The Sacrifices Made for Long Distance Backpacking (And Why It’s Worth It)

The Sacrifices Made for Long Distance Backpacking (And Why It’s Worth It)

Let’s face it - living the life of your dreams is the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do.  To get to the point where you’re satisfied with your life,...

Nov 16, 2014 : Sprinkles