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Tips for Lightening Your Pack Featuring The Real Hiking Viking

Tips for Lightening Your Pack Featuring The Real Hiking Viking

Looking for ideas on how to reduce your pack weight? We grabbed the Real Hiking Viking to get his advice and tips for lightening your pack weight, specifically for three-season...

Dec 7, 2018 : The Editors
I’ve Decided I Want to Thru-Hike. Where Do I Begin?

I’ve Decided I Want to Thru-Hike. Where Do I Begin?

You’ve done the research, you’ve weighed the pros and cons, you’ve talked with friends/family, and finally you’ve made the decision. You’re going to do a thru-hike. Now what? With infinite...

Dec 7, 2018 : Jenna Oppenheimer
Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Going into a thru-hike with no prior long-distance hiking experience means there are a lot of unknowns. From how much food to bring  to whether to buy all your shoes...

Dec 6, 2018 : The Editors
Beginner’s Guide to Day Hiking: Winter Hiking Clothing

Beginner’s Guide to Day Hiking: Winter Hiking Clothing

It’s beginning to look a lot like.... winter. With the vast majority of the trails surrounding me (OK, all the trails) coated in snow, I figured this was the perfect...

Dec 6, 2018 : Socked In
How to Section Hike Virginia IV: Waynesboro to Front Royal (Shenandoah National Park)

How to Section Hike Virginia IV: Waynesboro to Front Royal (Shenandoah National Park)

Distance: 108 miles Terrain type: A mixture of woodland trails and ridges, with a relatively consistent elevation profile Difficulty: Easy to moderate Best seasons: Spring or fall Start: US 522

Nov 29, 2018 : Ken Nail
A Guide to Plus-Size Gear and Clothing for Backpacking

A Guide to Plus-Size Gear and Clothing for Backpacking

If you're anything like me (and the fact that you're reading this tells me you are), then you have had a hard time finding proper gear for backpacking and hiking. When...

Nov 21, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Three Strategies for Dealing with Heartburn while Thru-Hiking

Three Strategies for Dealing with Heartburn while Thru-Hiking

My 2017 PCT thru-hike didn’t quite go as planned. Due to some medical issues, I went home from Lone Pine and took about five weeks off-trail. After sorting myself out,...

Nov 21, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Water Off, Hikers On: Short Course in Sustainable Trail Design

Water Off, Hikers On: Short Course in Sustainable Trail Design

There are times when you can learn to do something right by initially doing it wrong. And then there are times when you think you're doing something right, but you're...

Nov 8, 2018 : Erik Schlimmer
Hiking New Hampshire’s “52 With A View” List

Hiking New Hampshire’s “52 With A View” List

The 52 With A View list of mountains, also known as the “Over The Hill Hikers,” comprises 52 mountains in New Hampshire that have an elevation of under 4,000 feet...

Nov 1, 2018 : Socked In
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: To Become a Mom or To Adventure?

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: To Become a Mom or To Adventure?

Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now. Have a question for an upcoming Mailbag? Email editors@thetrek.co and we’ll pass it on. If your question is chosen for our next

Nov 1, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis