The Three Kinds of Ultralight – Be Ultrawise With Your Choices

The Three Kinds of Ultralight – Be Ultrawise With Your Choices

If you're a hiker, and you ever use the Internet, you know there's a lot of discussion about reducing pack weight.   One phrase I hear a lot is "how do...

Feb 20, 2018 : Smokebeard
Sugar and Summits: Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Type 1 Diabetes

Sugar and Summits: Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Type 1 Diabetes

Picture this: you’ve been hiking all day, since an hour after sunrise, the pack on your back carrying everything you need to survive out here in the woods. The trail...

Feb 20, 2018 : Rachel Hemond
About Our Thru-Hike – Answering The Common Questions

About Our Thru-Hike – Answering The Common Questions

To our friends and families that can't wrap their heads around the thru-hiker lifestyle, we get it. We understand why you don't understand. Unless you are a backpacker yourself, you...

Feb 20, 2018 : The Swords
Reader’s Voice: When Did You Stop Listening to Your Excuses?

Reader’s Voice: When Did You Stop Listening to Your Excuses?

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Feb 20, 2018 : Sponsored Post
My Simplified Resupply Strategy

My Simplified Resupply Strategy

Preparation plays an essential part in a thru-hike starting smoothly. Some preparation has proven to be fun and exciting: researching, purchasing and testing new gear, getting into top physical

Feb 20, 2018 : Curtis Murley
What it Takes to Hike Every Mile of Trail In New Hampshire’s White Mountains

What it Takes to Hike Every Mile of Trail In New Hampshire’s White Mountains

Red-Lining: The Greatest Hiking Challenge You've Never Heard Of White Mountain National Forest is a legendary bastion of ruggedness. Appalachian Trail thru-hikers almost unanimously regard the

Feb 19, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
We’re Getting There..

We’re Getting There..

What Is Left To Do?? Why Wouldn't I Make It? To give myself some piece of mind I have come to terms with the fact that you really can only...

Feb 19, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Week 25- Atkins to Troutdale, VA

Week 25- Atkins to Troutdale, VA

I have been rescued from the trail by Chunky, one of the best trail angels I have met, at  the Quarter Way Inn Hostel.  I will finally kick the poison...

Feb 18, 2018 : Jamie Marsden
Liz Is Going Stoveless. Here’s Why

Liz Is Going Stoveless. Here’s Why

The main topic that’s been on my mind while preparing for my big hike (other than gear) is food. I have decided to go stoveless, meaning I will be relying...

Feb 17, 2018 : Liz Kidder
Lessons from the Soft Rock Bottom

Lessons from the Soft Rock Bottom

I can say that in my whole life I have only ever reached rock bottom once. During the second week my husband was on hospice after sleeping little and crying...

Feb 17, 2018 : Laura Moore