Maggie Slepian

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

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PCTA Releases Updated Permit Regulations, Including Continuous Travel Through the Sierra

PCTA Releases Updated Permit Regulations, Including Continuous Travel Through the Sierra

An October 1 update from the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) has made public several changes for 2020 PCT thru-hiker permits. There is now

Oct 7, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
[Book Giveaway] “Free Outside,” Jeff Garmire’s Account of His Calendar Year Triple Crown

[Book Giveaway] “Free Outside,” Jeff Garmire’s Account of His Calendar Year Triple Crown

Jeff "Legend" Garmire was living the fast-paced life of a successful young professional when he gave it up to attempt a Calendar Year Triple Crown

Sep 23, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
The Best Tents for Thru-Hiking of 2019

The Best Tents for Thru-Hiking of 2019

Choosing a tent for your thru-hike is a big deal, but it's also probably the least stressful house shopping experience you'll have over the course of

Sep 18, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
The Best Backpacks for Thru-Hiking of 2019

The Best Backpacks for Thru-Hiking of 2019

There's no such thing as the perfect gear system, but there are options for every hiking style and preference. Your choice of pack will directly

Aug 14, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
A Woman Has Died on the Colorado Trail After Tree Falls on Tent

A Woman Has Died on the Colorado Trail After Tree Falls on Tent

A 56-year-old woman died after a tree fell on her tent on the Colorado Trail near Grizzly Peak. The incident happened late Monday, Aug. 13. The

Aug 14, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent Review [Video]

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent Review [Video]

I switched to the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 this season after using the Copper Spur Platinum as my semi-freestanding tent for the past few years.

Aug 12, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Jeff “Legend” Garmire Just Set the Long Trail Unsupported FKT, his Third Speed Record of 2019

Jeff “Legend” Garmire Just Set the Long Trail Unsupported FKT, his Third Speed Record of 2019

You might know the name Jeff "Legend" Garmire from another 2019 Fastest Known Time (FKT) or two. Garmire has set three FKTs on three separate trails

Jul 26, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
2020 PCT Permit Application Dates Announced

2020 PCT Permit Application Dates Announced

Hikers planning a 2020 PCT thru-hike starting at the Mexico border will be able to apply for their permit on Oct. 29, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. PT.

Jul 24, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
James Jordan, Accused of Fatally Stabbing Hiker on the Appalachian Trail, Deemed Not Fit For Trial

James Jordan, Accused of Fatally Stabbing Hiker on the Appalachian Trail, Deemed Not Fit For Trial

30-year-old James Jordan, accused of fatally stabbing Robert Sanchez and injuring another hiker on the Appalachian Trail on May 11, has been deemed

Jul 3, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Conservation and sustainability become more mainstream each year as reports on the consequences of climate change get increasingly dire. At this

Jun 25, 2019 : Maggie Slepian