Maggie Slepian

2015 AT thru-hiker. Managing Editor of this website. Writing clips and contact info at maggieslepian.com

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Gear Review: Gregory Octal 45

Gear Review: Gregory Octal 45

men's Optic, and both are available with a Each year, more brands are catching on as long-distance hikers opt for slimmed-down packs. Gregory has

Apr 16, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Patagonia Airshed Pullover

Gear Review: Patagonia Airshed Pullover

Houdini Jacket. Overview Nano-Air Jacket, and stuffs into its own zippered chest pocket. It sheds light rain without a problem, and I feel

Mar 29, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10-Degree Quilt

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10-Degree Quilt

I thru-hiked the AT with a mummy bag, but I noticed the most weight-conscious hikers carrying ultralight quilts. Quilts weren't as common during

Mar 26, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Oiselle’s Women-Specific Outdoor Apparel

Gear Review: Oiselle’s Women-Specific Outdoor Apparel

I spend a lot of time in workout clothes, which I guess kids these days are calling "athleisure." And by "a lot of time," I mean I spend all of my

Jan 19, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Winter Peak Bagging Tips for Beginners

Winter Peak Bagging Tips for Beginners

Winter is not my favorite season, which is unfortunate as it lasts about nine months here in Montana. My primary activities include Netflix,

Jan 13, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum

The Copper Spur UL2 Platinum is one of the lightest freestanding two-person tents on the market. With two doors, smart use of pole setup, and the

Aug 27, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Spy Optic Allure Sunglasses

Gear Review: Spy Optic Allure Sunglasses

I have a bad track record with sunglasses. If I don't lose them in record-setting time, I break them in a variety of creative ways. Losing

Aug 24, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Trail Profile: The Beaten Path, 26 Miles of Montana Wilderness

Trail Profile: The Beaten Path, 26 Miles of Montana Wilderness

At-a-Glance Distance: 26 miles Location: Traverses from Cooke City to East Rosebud Lake through the Absaroka

Jul 31, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
576 Summits: Gridding New Hampshire’s 4,000-Footers

576 Summits: Gridding New Hampshire’s 4,000-Footers

New Hampshire's White Mountains are home some of the most challenging and beautiful trails in the country. The trails are often little more than

Jul 31, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: My Trail Co UL Tent 2

Gear Review: My Trail Co UL Tent 2

Despite our bewildered expressions, tent assembly is fast and intuitive, with a lower horizontal spreader and a hooped front end

Jun 27, 2017 : Maggie Slepian