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2017 Sierra High-Water Crossing Advice From Someone Who’s Hiked Through

2017 Sierra High-Water Crossing Advice From Someone Who’s Hiked Through

The following is a guest post which originally appeared on the 1. Don't be limited by food How long is Mammoth to Sonora? 110-ish miles, right? Nope, not right now. You'll...

Jun 21, 2017 : Guest Post
Charge the Trail: Nutrition for Long-Distance Hikers

Charge the Trail: Nutrition for Long-Distance Hikers

There’s a trail adage that says something like, “By the end of the hike, women look like goddesses and the men look like skeletons.”  Although I appreciate the compliment, muscle...

Jun 19, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry
Glasses on the Trail: How to Make it Work

Glasses on the Trail: How to Make it Work

Many people wear some form of corrective lenses and if you're gonna hike 2,000+ miles ,or perhaps even a small portion of a local scenic trail, you'll want to bring...

Jun 15, 2017 : Joshua Johnson
5 Tips for Hitchhiking on the Appalachian Trail

5 Tips for Hitchhiking on the Appalachian Trail

Wagon wheel. The one song every thru-hiker has heard quite enough of already. He paints such a great picture of hitchin’ rides, making his way down the coast. I had...

Jun 13, 2017 : Kmeg
3 Recovery Hacks for the Rest Break

3 Recovery Hacks for the Rest Break

You work hard when you’re out hiking. It’s obvious. You go places! But how fast do you recover from it? Like lightning? Or a desert tortoise? After a big day,...

Jun 12, 2017 : Aria Zoner
How My Dog Survived a Thru-Hike With Me: Keeping Them Healthy

How My Dog Survived a Thru-Hike With Me: Keeping Them Healthy

I dashed down the trail trying to beat the setting sun.  My dog, No Shame was 20 feet ahead of me excited about the sudden increase in pace.  The switchbacks...

Jun 3, 2017 : Bookie
3 Reasons To Take Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

3 Reasons To Take Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

 Before thru-hiking, I worked as a trip leader for my 1.Learn Basic First Aid Skills I took Wilderness First Aid through Hannah 2.Preparedness I talk about making a plan and...

May 30, 2017 : Danielle
10 Motivational Thoughts for a Successful Thru-Hike

10 Motivational Thoughts for a Successful Thru-Hike

I woke up this morning and started reading a book that my Grandfather gave me the other day titled “Make Your Bed” by Admiral William H. McRaven, a retired Navy...

May 25, 2017 : Paul Bronco Fuzinski
5 Tips and Tricks for Hiking with your Partner in Crime

5 Tips and Tricks for Hiking with your Partner in Crime

Hiking with your PIC Photo Credit Hannah   In 2015, I caught the thru-hike bug. After graduating from college, my boyfriend Dave and I took off to hike El Camino De...

May 23, 2017 : Danielle
Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Ok, folks! I will be the first to admit that prior to leaving for the PCT I truly believed I needed everything in my pack.  After researching gear, reading blogs...

May 21, 2017 : Aaron "Sling" Owens