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Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Jersey

Appalachian Trail State Profile: New Jersey

It turns out that New Jersey isn't all traffic jams and industrial vistas—who knew? For 72 action-packed miles, the Appalachian Trail traverses the idyllic western region of the state from...

Sep 9, 2019 : Kelly Floro
A Backpacker’s High-Calorie Meal Plan for One Day

A Backpacker’s High-Calorie Meal Plan for One Day

It takes a little forethought and planning to eat a high calorie healthy diet of nutrient-rich and delicious food, but it can be done with relative ease, either by enhancing...

Sep 5, 2019 : Inga Aksamit
How to Keep Yourself Safe from Chafe

How to Keep Yourself Safe from Chafe

It was a brutally hot, humid July day in Pennsylvania when Brandon “The Dude” Jacob walked past the halfway marker during his 2016 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. “It was kind of...

Aug 29, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
The Wind River High Route: A Fully Incomplete Q&A

The Wind River High Route: A Fully Incomplete Q&A

Eearlier this month, I, along with everybody's favorite Viking who walks good, along with his longtime buddy, Lt. Cookoo Bird, set out to complete Andrew Skurka's Wind River High Route. ...

Aug 22, 2019 : Zach
Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Washington

Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Washington

512 miles, 111,000 feet of elevation gain, and 107,450 feet of elevation loss. And you thought the Sierra were hard! Due to the south-to-north trend of hiking the Pacific Crest...

Aug 14, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
Overview of the Major Alternates along the CDT

Overview of the Major Alternates along the CDT

Are you a purist? Get ready for a different kind of adventure when you embark upon the Continental Divide Trail. This is not the PCT, and it’s definitely not the...

Aug 7, 2019 : Megan McGowan
The Art of Self-Care on the Trail

The Art of Self-Care on the Trail

Hitting the trail for an extended period of time can be a shock to the system. For many, the first few days (or weeks) can be seriously tough. You wake...

Aug 6, 2019 : Rowan Smith
Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Oregon

Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Oregon

Coming in at 456 miles, Oregon is the shortest state on the PCT. It is also considered to be one of the easiest to hike. The eastern and western halves...

Aug 3, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
How Three Petite Women Dealt with the 2017 PCT High Snow Year

How Three Petite Women Dealt with the 2017 PCT High Snow Year

Despite the prevalence of the HYOH mantra, there is still a lot of pressure on-trail to do a "true thru." Being short means that you have different concerns when thru-hiking...

Jul 31, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
How to Complete a Thru-Hike Without Killing Your Significant Other

How to Complete a Thru-Hike Without Killing Your Significant Other

Whilst at the PCT starting monument, the legendary trail angel, Scout, pulled us over to one side; “Have I given you the couples chat yet?”. Why would you need a...

Jul 25, 2019 : Joal & Jenny