I'm a triple crowner (PCT 2016, CDT 2017, AT 2018) with over two decades of backpacking experience. On trail, I go by Fun Size. In 2019, I hiked Vermont's Long Trail with Chester the nine pound dog, and I'm planning on thru-hiking the Great Divide Trail in 2021. You can read more of my writing at www.funsizehikes.com
Choosing when to start a trail can make or break your thru-hike. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you on the best time to start your hike.
This article will either help you choose a section to hike, or will spark some daydreams about your future thru-hike.
There comes a time in every thru-hike where you have to hike a high mileage day. These tips will help you find more time in your day to hike.
This article has plenty of gift suggestions that don’t weigh an ounce, can be bought last minute, and will be appreciated by any hiker.
If you have your sights set on a thru-hike, section hike, or even just an overnight on the AT this winter, this article will help you figure out what to bring.
At almost 8,000 miles, the Triple Crown trails of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail are some of the best hiking in the world. No matter which trail you choose to hike, it will change your life.
Are you planning an AT thru-hike for next year and wondering if you should start early? I started my successful thru-hike on February 3rd, 2018. A
These tips will help you choose the perfect camp spot, no matter what type of shelter you use or what the weather is doing.
If you're not ready to replace your tent, sleeping bag and backpack don’t worry! There’s still plenty you can do to reduce your base weight.
I hiked the Triple Crown in two years and two months, starting with the PCT, CDT and then the AT. Here’s what I wish I’d known before I started.