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Clothing for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike: Our Recommended System, Fabrics, and Products

Clothing for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike: Our Recommended System, Fabrics, and Products

Dressing for a six-month Appalachian Trail thru-hike is deceptively simple, but actually takes a lot of strategizing. You have limited capacity for carrying clothing, yet you need to be prepared...

Jun 24, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
The Truth Behind 9 Common Appalachian Trail Myths

The Truth Behind 9 Common Appalachian Trail Myths

Whether you’ve hiked the Appalachian Trail, are in the planning stages, or simply dreaming, chances are you’ve heard a lot of “facts” about the AT that may or may not...

Jun 24, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Share 99 Tips for Aspiring Thru-Hikers

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Share 99 Tips for Aspiring Thru-Hikers

If you’re thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail, you probably have a lot of questions right about now. Who better to answer them than the people who have already been...

Jun 17, 2019 : Kelly Floro
8 of the Best Stretches for Thru-Hikers

8 of the Best Stretches for Thru-Hikers

Long-distance backpacking may not be considered a sport by some, but that doesn't mean hikers aren't endurance athletes. Thru-hiking requires stamina, muscular endurance, stability, and mental

Jun 10, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
Your Guide to Resupplying on the Continental Divide Trail

Your Guide to Resupplying on the Continental Divide Trail

Planning your resupply on the Continental Divide Trail can be intimidating. While there are hundreds of possible alternate routes for your CDT journey, most of these alternates are more like

Jun 3, 2019 : Megan McGowan
Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Southern California

Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Southern California

At just over 700 miles, the Southern California section of the Pacific Crest Trail is a diverse and stunning landscape, brimming with life, and a fitting start or end to...

Jun 1, 2019 : Lindsey Gordon
Avalanche Danger and Staying Safe on the CDT in 2019

Avalanche Danger and Staying Safe on the CDT in 2019

Due to increased snowpack and avalanche danger this year, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is encouraging all CDT hikers (thru-hikers and otherwise) to be extra cautious on the trail.

May 25, 2019 : The Editors
2019 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Favorite Gear and Top Advice

2019 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Favorite Gear and Top Advice

We're a few solid months into thru-hiker season on the Appalachian Trail, and it seemed as good a time as any to check in with our bloggers. We asked for...

May 23, 2019 : The Editors
Feeling Safe Again on the Appalachian Trail

Feeling Safe Again on the Appalachian Trail

The recent killing on the Appalachian Trail of Jim: What about weapons? I get asked all the time if I carry a gun on the trail. Howard: While it is...

May 22, 2019 : Jim Rahtz
What to Know About Redlining New Hampshire’s White Mountains

What to Know About Redlining New Hampshire’s White Mountains

You're looking for the ultimate lifelong hiking challenge in the White Mountains. A race to the finish isn't what you're about, and checking mountains off a list isn't up your...

May 6, 2019 : Socked In