I'm a triple crowner (PCT 2016, CDT 2017, AT 2018) with over two decades of backpacking experience. On trail, I go by Fun Size. In 2019, I hiked Vermont's Long Trail with Chester the nine pound dog, and I'm planning on thru-hiking the Great Divide Trail in 2021. You can read more of my writing at www.funsizehikes.com
These tips will help you choose the perfect camp spot, no matter what type of shelter you use or what the weather is doing.
Are you already a PCT lover and AT hater? Take a look at this mostly tongue in cheek article and learn why the PCT is so much better than the AT.
Do you already know why the AT is superior to the PCT? Are you trying to figure out if you want to hike an east coast trail? Or just want to read something controversial? Take a look at this mostly tongue in cheek article and learn why the AT is so much better than the PCT.
It’s that magical time of the year again: cowboy camping season. The desert is cooling off and hikers are heading out on the Arizona Trail or
If you’ve been on any long trail lately, you’ve seen hikers wearing trendy sun hoodies. These long sleeved garments are replacing Hawaiin shirts and collared button up shirts as the thru-hiker’s shirt of choice. Are you ready to make the switch and try out a sun hoodie?
The Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 is a thru-hiker favorite. This semi-freestanding tent is light weight, easy to pitch, and manufactured with sustainability in mind. But can you really fit two people in it?
Are you about to start a thru-hike? Terrified that you’re underprepared? Worried that you don’t know every single town stop, or where you’re camping every night for the first month? Let’s talk about just how much you should really plan out your hike.
Starting your AT thru-hike in February is a unique, incredible experience. However, you are likely to encounter plenty of winter weather, which can
Every hopeful thru-hiker learns how to pop blisters and deal with basic medical emergencies before a thru-hike. But what do you do when it’s your gear that breaks?
Is the Great Divide Trail on your thru-hike bucket list yet? If not, it’s time to add this stunning Canadian hike.