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Fill The Food Bag: Trail Recipes You Won’t Get Sick Of

Fill The Food Bag: Trail Recipes You Won’t Get Sick Of

So, you’ve decided to thru-hike a long-distance trail. Fantastic idea! Have you put any thought into what you’re going to eat for all those miles? The first decision you need...

Dec 8, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
7 Lessons from a Thru-Hiker Who Knew Nothing and Still Finished the Trail

7 Lessons from a Thru-Hiker Who Knew Nothing and Still Finished the Trail

I was a pretty terrible thru-hiker. I say that mostly in jest.  I finished and, in retrospect, I’m so pleased with every second of it, so what else matters really?...

Nov 29, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
New Hampshire’s White Mountains: Please Enjoy Responsibly

New Hampshire’s White Mountains: Please Enjoy Responsibly

The Whites. Notoriously difficult. Famously breathtaking. This roughly hundred-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail through New Hampshire is sure to stand out in the memory of any thru-hiker and

Nov 18, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
Mountain Crossings Hosts AT Prep Course

Mountain Crossings Hosts AT Prep Course

Avoiding a Meltdown in the First 30 Miles Hiking the Appalachian Trail is  a dream for many people. Those that can fulfill this dream will have an experience of a...

Nov 16, 2017 : Guest Post
Things I Should Have Listened to as a Rookie Thru-Hiker

Things I Should Have Listened to as a Rookie Thru-Hiker

I was a rookie. I spent months scouring information about thru-hiking and the PCT. I read a lot of hiker blogs. I fine tuned my gear, I tested it (sort...

Nov 13, 2017 : Rewind
How to Celebrate Thanksgiving on Trail

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving on Trail

While the thought of your "ideal Thanksgiving" may bring up visions of sitting at home on the couch watching football and being surrounded by a ton of food, hiking SOBO...

Nov 13, 2017 : Emily
Fight Less, Hike Happy: Dealing With Hiking Partner Conflict

Fight Less, Hike Happy: Dealing With Hiking Partner Conflict

Arguing. All couples do it, fewer admit it, and even fewer like to talk about it. My partner Bear Sweatz and I tend to have healthy arguments off the trail,...

Nov 12, 2017 : Amy
6 Ways To Get Outdoor Gear For Cheap

6 Ways To Get Outdoor Gear For Cheap

One of the biggest shocks for many newcomers to the backpacking world is just how expensive it can be to live on nothing but the "bare essentials." With many hikers...

Oct 26, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Tips on Hiking for Charity

Tips on Hiking for Charity

Author disclosure: In the spirit of “hike your own hike”, I’d like to start by saying that this is a 100% guilt-free recommendation. The choice of how, what, when and...

Oct 25, 2017 : Joshua Johnson
How to Plan a Budget for Your Thru-Hike

How to Plan a Budget for Your Thru-Hike

One of the most common questions I see from those planning a thru-hike is “how much does it cost?” Unfortunately, costs vary widely from person to person so there is...

Oct 17, 2017 : Megan McGowan