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A Lifelong Asthmatic’s Tips for Dealing with Asthma During a Thru-Hike

A Lifelong Asthmatic’s Tips for Dealing with Asthma During a Thru-Hike

At birth, I was diagnosed with asthma*. It was triggered by allergies, exercise, cigarette smoke, cold, and severe humidity. Around age nine, I began seeing an asthma and allergy specialist...

Jul 10, 2019 : Rachel Meltzer
How I Prepared for an Early-Season Tahoe Rim Trail Thru-Hike

How I Prepared for an Early-Season Tahoe Rim Trail Thru-Hike

On June 18, 2019, my sister and I arrived in Reno, NV, to thru-hike the Tahoe Rim Trail. I had heard about the record snowfall but honestly had no clue...

Jul 7, 2019 : Anna Zimmerman
Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Sierra Nevada

Pacific Crest Trail Section Profile: Sierra Nevada

While each section of the PCT boasts its own beauty, the High Sierra is commonly thought of as the most grandiose. This section spans 390.25 miles and has total elevation...

Jul 7, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail to Hike in the Summer

Best Sections of the Appalachian Trail to Hike in the Summer

Say hello to 15+ hours of daylight, refreshing mountain streams, and endless miles of green tunnel. That’s right. It’s summer in the Appalachians which means hiking season is in full...

Jul 2, 2019 : Colleen Goldhorn
How to Make an Ultralight Soda Can Alcohol Stove

How to Make an Ultralight Soda Can Alcohol Stove

We all aspire to hike lighter. Unfortunately, ultralight gear is expensive. Even standard camp stoves can run $50 and up, making alcohol stoves a viable alternative. Of the many reasons...

Jul 1, 2019 : Scott Durkin
Clothing for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike: Our Recommended System, Fabrics, and Products

Clothing for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike: Our Recommended System, Fabrics, and Products

Dressing for a six-month Appalachian Trail thru-hike is deceptively simple, but actually takes a lot of strategizing. You have limited capacity for carrying clothing, yet you need to be prepared...

Jun 24, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
The Truth Behind 9 Common Appalachian Trail Myths

The Truth Behind 9 Common Appalachian Trail Myths

Whether you’ve hiked the Appalachian Trail, are in the planning stages, or simply dreaming, chances are you’ve heard a lot of “facts” about the AT that may or may not...

Jun 24, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Share 99 Tips for Aspiring Thru-Hikers

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Share 99 Tips for Aspiring Thru-Hikers

If you’re thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail, you probably have a lot of questions right about now. Who better to answer them than the people who have already been...

Jun 17, 2019 : Kelly Floro
8 of the Best Stretches for Thru-Hikers

8 of the Best Stretches for Thru-Hikers

Long-distance backpacking may not be considered a sport by some, but that doesn't mean hikers aren't endurance athletes. Thru-hiking requires stamina, muscular endurance, stability, and mental

Jun 10, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
Your Guide to Resupplying on the Continental Divide Trail

Your Guide to Resupplying on the Continental Divide Trail

Planning your resupply on the Continental Divide Trail can be intimidating. While there are hundreds of possible alternate routes for your CDT journey, most of these alternates are more like

Jun 3, 2019 : Megan McGowan