Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear 2.5 Liter Fanny Pack Review

Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear 2.5 Liter Fanny Pack Review

Fanny packs have been making quite the comeback lately. Like many other hikers, I've made the switch from using hipbelt pockets to wearing a fanny pack for keeping snacks and...

Dec 8, 2022 : Kate Richard
Training to Walk 2650 miles

Training to Walk 2650 miles

“Just because you wanna do something doesn’t mean you get to do it. Life is chaos. Success is completely arbitrary. And confidence is everything.” by Gina Linetti

Dec 7, 2022 : LeonieHappyFeetLaz
Kayaking in Infamy

Kayaking in Infamy

12.07.22 Today is December 07th---- The Day of Infamy. The date marks when the United States entered World War 2 with the "deliberate" bombing of U.S. Naval ships in Pearl...

Dec 7, 2022 : Naomi Brown
Hi wie Geht’s? – Another German hiking on the PCT

Hi wie Geht’s? – Another German hiking on the PCT

Germans, they are everywhere. They even blog for the Trek now! Hi, I'm Björn. You can follow my preparations for my PCT-Attempt in 2023.

Dec 7, 2022 : Björn Dziambor
Altra Mont Blanc BOA Trail Runner Review

Altra Mont Blanc BOA Trail Runner Review

After years of stack height fattening across the running shoe industry, the long trails of America are awash with towering stilts of neon EVA. They bounce their wearers over mountains,...

Dec 7, 2022 : Owen Eigenbrot
The 2022 AT Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information

The 2022 AT Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information

Welcome to the first post for the 2022 Thru-Hiker Survey!  This year we added questions about power banks and hammock underquilts. We also removed questions about COVID that weren’t as...

Dec 7, 2022 : Kate Richard
When It’s Time to Leave

When It’s Time to Leave

It was October 15, 2022 when I made the decision to go. My birthday weekend. I know we all celebrate a new year starting in January, but for the past...

Dec 6, 2022 : Sam Francart
Greenhorn Gear: A Newbie’s Thru-Hiking Gear List

Greenhorn Gear: A Newbie’s Thru-Hiking Gear List

How do you pick backpacking gear with no experience? I don't know. But I'm hiking the Appalachian Trail, so I did it anyway.

Dec 6, 2022 : David Firari
Why I’m Leaving This Hemisphere

Why I’m Leaving This Hemisphere

In exactly 3 weeks I’m going to be driving to Philadelphia, getting on a plane, and flying to New Zealand to hike the Te Araroa Trail, an 1800-mile track that...

Dec 6, 2022 : Shari Edelson
Appalachian Trail Gear Choices – “The Budde System”

Appalachian Trail Gear Choices – “The Budde System”

Hello Friends! Let’s talk AT gear choices. In viewing my official gear list you may notice that a lot seems to be missing. One benefit of traveling with a partner...

Dec 6, 2022 : Laura Budde