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What to Know About Redlining New Hampshire’s White Mountains

What to Know About Redlining New Hampshire’s White Mountains

You're looking for the ultimate lifelong hiking challenge in the White Mountains. A race to the finish isn't what you're about, and checking mountains off a list isn't up your...

May 6, 2019 : Socked!
How to Choose the Best Camera Gear for a Thru-Hike

How to Choose the Best Camera Gear for a Thru-Hike

Hey all! For those of you who don't know me, the name is Koty, AKA Trash Panda. Over the past three years I have spent my time as what you...

Apr 29, 2019 : Koty Sapp
Where to Send Mail Drops on the Appalachian Trail 2019

Where to Send Mail Drops on the Appalachian Trail 2019

We'll be the first ones to say it: with few exceptions, it's not really necessary to send mail drops on the Appalachian Trail. Thru-hikers have the option of hiking through...

Apr 17, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
How to Choose a Backpack for a Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike

How to Choose a Backpack for a Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hike

Before you buy a backpack for your PCT thru-hike, get a reasonable idea of what your pack weight will be (all your gear, food, and water). Most backpack companies state...

Apr 4, 2019 : The Editors
How to Prevent and Treat 7 Common Thru-Hiking Foot Problems

How to Prevent and Treat 7 Common Thru-Hiking Foot Problems

Have you ever noticed that thru-hikers have an awful lot in common with zombies? Both are prone to shuffling glassy-eyed through the woods at strange hours. Both have large appetites

Apr 3, 2019 : Kelly Floro
The Basics of Planning a CDT Thru-Hike

The Basics of Planning a CDT Thru-Hike

Planning a thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail? The CDT is an underrated gem of a trail. There’s a lot I think you should know, so for this first part,...

Mar 30, 2019 : Effie Drew
Beginner’s Guide to Day Hiking: Shoulder Season and Summer Clothing

Beginner’s Guide to Day Hiking: Shoulder Season and Summer Clothing

In the last Baleaf Women's 8" Shorts  Lucy Dream On Muscle Tank (no longer available) Prana Capri Leggings  EMS Techwick T-Shirt Injinji Run Midweight Socks I carry a lot of my...

Mar 28, 2019 : Socked!
How to Get to the CDT Southern Terminus

How to Get to the CDT Southern Terminus

Starting the CDT can be a little more complicated than the PCT or the AT, starting with the fact that there are actually three potential starting points.  Generally speaking, though,...

Mar 27, 2019 : Megan McGowan
The Inside Dirt on Vermont’s Mud Season

The Inside Dirt on Vermont’s Mud Season

The following is a guest post courtesy of Kristin McLane from the Green Mountain Club Vermont. Frequently known on the Appalachian Trail as “Vermud.” Both the Long Trail, which runs 272...

Mar 26, 2019 : Guest Post
What You Need to Know About Thru-Hiking with a Dog

What You Need to Know About Thru-Hiking with a Dog

While it's not uncommon for hikers to take a little bit of home with them on the trail one way or another, some take it a step further and bring...

Mar 25, 2019 : Rachel S