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Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Fall is here, which means hiking season is fading into eating season. For those of us who will be dreaming of warmer trails and longer miles, it can be a...

Oct 11, 2019 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail State Profile: New York

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New York

After 70 miles of gentle ridge walking in New Jersey, the AT gets tougher in New York. It enters the state near the town of Lakeside, New Jersey (mile 1,368),...

Oct 2, 2019 : Kelly Floro
My Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail Gear Lists: The Things I Didn’t Carry

My Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail Gear Lists: The Things I Didn’t Carry

Two years ago I wrote a post for this website called Gear Lessons From a Hiker Who Never Learned Her Lesson. In it I talked about the enormity of the...

Oct 1, 2019 : Jessica Tinios
Too Close for Comfort? Our Couple’s PCT Sleep System

Too Close for Comfort? Our Couple’s PCT Sleep System

Do a pack shakedown. Make sure you’ve tuned your gear in before you hike. All sound advice we didn’t take when we embarked on our PCT thru hike. Instead we...

Sep 22, 2019 : Joal & Jenny
Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Jersey

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Jersey

It turns out that New Jersey isn't all traffic jams and industrial vistas—who knew? For 72 action-packed miles, the Appalachian Trail traverses the idyllic western region of the state from...

Sep 9, 2019 : Kelly Floro
A Backpacker’s High-Calorie Meal Plan for One Day

A Backpacker’s High-Calorie Meal Plan for One Day

It takes a little forethought and planning to eat a high calorie healthy diet of nutrient-rich and delicious food, but it can be done with relative ease, either by enhancing...

Sep 5, 2019 : Inga Aksamit
How to Keep Yourself Safe from Chafe

How to Keep Yourself Safe from Chafe

It was a brutally hot, humid July day in Pennsylvania when Brandon “The Dude” Jacob walked past the halfway marker during his 2016 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. “It was kind of...

Aug 29, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
The Wind River High Route: A Fully Incomplete Q&A

The Wind River High Route: A Fully Incomplete Q&A

Eearlier this month, I, along with everybody's favorite Viking who walks good, along with his longtime buddy, Lt. Cookoo Bird, set out to complete Andrew Skurka's Wind River High Route. ...

Aug 22, 2019 : Zach
Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Washington

Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Washington

512 miles, 111,000 feet of elevation gain, and 107,450 feet of elevation loss. And you thought the Sierra were hard! Due to the south-to-north trend of hiking the Pacific Crest...

Aug 14, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
Overview of the Major Alternates along the CDT

Overview of the Major Alternates along the CDT

Are you a purist? Get ready for a different kind of adventure when you embark upon the Continental Divide Trail. This is not the PCT, and it’s definitely not the...

Aug 7, 2019 : Megan McGowan