Trail Correspondents Episode 3: Thru-Hike Preparation

Preparing for a thru-hike can be a maddening experience.  When it comes to overhauling your life to spend upward of a half year, on foot, in the backcountry, where does one even begin to make sure they’re crossing all of their t’s and dotting all their i’s prior to stepping foot on trail.  That is precisely the subject of today’s episode.

So—how are our hikers going about this process?  Let’s find out.  First you’ll hear from our AT hikers, followed by our PCTers, CDTers, and Lucas, our American Discovery Trail Correspondent.  Enjoy.


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