Advice

Give Yourself a Break: Planning Rest Days on Your Thru-hike

Give Yourself a Break: Planning Rest Days on Your Thru-hike

My first thru-hike was a NOBO attempt of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016. I had planned for what I thought was everything—except for taking rest days. At the time,...

Aug 8, 2017 : Amy
How to Elevate Your Hitchhiking Game

How to Elevate Your Hitchhiking Game

After five rainy days on the trail, you’ve reached the road and you can practically feel the cold beer hitting the back of your throat, washing down the big bite...

Aug 7, 2017 : Michael Dax
Backpacking With Dogs: Little Things That Make A Big Difference

Backpacking With Dogs: Little Things That Make A Big Difference

There are lots of obvious things you need when backpacking with dogs. Maybe a dog backpack (I highly recommend A Lightweight, Collapsible Dog Bowl I use a silicone bowl that is...

Aug 6, 2017 : Stacia Bennett
Must-Have Pack List for Hiking with a Newborn

Must-Have Pack List for Hiking with a Newborn

It can be intimidating bringing a newborn out into the woods for the first time. Having the comfort of your home and all the fun amenities for baby can be...

Aug 2, 2017 : Danielle Newton
The AMC Huts: How do They Actually Work?

The AMC Huts: How do They Actually Work?

The Huts. The Huts. Everyone knows and talks about "The Huts." You read about them during your pre-trail research and you hear about them every time someone talks about the White...

Jul 31, 2017 : Emily
3 Hydration Hacks to Have More Flow In Life

3 Hydration Hacks to Have More Flow In Life

In this case, Hydration is not about drinking water until you pee clear. It’s about being water. More specifically, being in the flow with water. By embodying not just the...

Jul 31, 2017 : Aria Zoner
Taking your Camera on Trail with Ease

Taking your Camera on Trail with Ease

We all know that most smartphones these days take some pretty darn good photos, but if you’re really wanting to step up your game, then carry a mirrorless or a...

Jul 25, 2017 : Hashtag
Backpacking while Pregnant: Advice from First-Hand Experience

Backpacking while Pregnant: Advice from First-Hand Experience

I acquired my trail name "Little Momma" while out in November for a week-long backpacking trek in the Grayson Highlands on the Appalachian Trail. I was six months pregnant, couldn't see my...

Jul 25, 2017 : Danielle Newton
The Challenges and Benefits of Thru-Hiking with Your Pup

The Challenges and Benefits of Thru-Hiking with Your Pup

First off, these opinions are all based on my experience the past couple months. I'm sure many other hikers have had different experiences and have different opinions. I ultimately decided...

Jul 19, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Planning a Thru-Hike in One Month or Less!

Planning a Thru-Hike in One Month or Less!

Many aspiring thru hikers spend years planning for their first thru-hike. I personally spent over 15 months planning for my 2017 PCT thru-hike. Unfortunately, an injury ended my trek after...

Jul 16, 2017 : Aaron "Sling" Owens