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The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The following is a guest post by Carolyn Walker I finished my NOBO thru-hike a week ago today. It took 5½ months, which is very average,

Aug 15, 2018 : Guest Post
How to Survive Your Partner Thru-Hiking While Supporting Them From Home

How to Survive Your Partner Thru-Hiking While Supporting Them From Home

The following is a guest post by Gillian Kelly When my husband decided to quit his job and thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, I was a jumble of

Aug 13, 2018 : Guest Post
You’ve Got This Whole Place to Yourself Tonight

You’ve Got This Whole Place to Yourself Tonight

The following is a guest post by Michael Seymour Blake I belt out some Bowie on the two and a half hour car ride to the Slide Mountain

Aug 5, 2018 : Guest Post
Being Open to Change During and After A Thru-Hike

Being Open to Change During and After A Thru-Hike

Three years after finishing our AT thru-hike and having just published our hiking memoir (excerpts in italics below), we’ve taken a moment to reflect

May 21, 2018 : Guest Post
7 Gadgets to Enhance Your Next Car Camping Trip

7 Gadgets to Enhance Your Next Car Camping Trip

Spring (and spring weather) are officially here, and the time is right to start the 2018 hiking and camping season. Whether you are a novice or a

May 17, 2018 : Guest Post
Why I am Not Ultralight

Why I am Not Ultralight

To go ultralight or not, is that the question? Today, the debate seems over: why carry more when you can carry less and increase the enjoyment of

Mar 11, 2018 : Guest Post
How to Think Like an Ecologist During Your Thru-Hike

How to Think Like an Ecologist During Your Thru-Hike

The following is a guest post courtesy of Aaron Sidder, Editor in Chief of Afield Trails. Afield Trails develops mobile apps for hikers to help them

Feb 28, 2018 : Guest Post
Appalachian Fail: What I Learned from My Failed Thru-Hike

Appalachian Fail: What I Learned from My Failed Thru-Hike

The following is a guest post courtesy of John Desilets. If you have a story to contribute, submit it The world is full of people with stories

Jan 11, 2018 : Guest Post
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

Nov 16, 2017 : Guest Post
Ultralight for Under $1,000

Ultralight for Under $1,000

Thru-hiking a long distance trail is a powerful, eye opening, and hopefully positive experience. Having completed two thru-hikes, I can definitively

Nov 13, 2017 : Guest Post