In 2015, I completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. From that point on, I have fallen hopelessly in love with long trails, building on my long-time adoration for the wilderness. The following year (and after delivering many pizzas) I undertook and completed a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Since then, I have volunteered on the Pacific Crest Trail, performing over 900 hours of trail maintenance, in an effort to give back to the trail and the community. I have hopes of more hikes in the future. Hiking has ruined me.
Anyone who thru-hikes can probably regurgitate information about their favorite food locations along the trail. Thru-hikes are, in their purest
Some days are easier than others as a trail worker. Like thru-hiking, there will be good days and bad days. But somewhere in the middle are days of
Do you like to hike? Consider giving back to the trail through volunteer work. Here are some reasons why, and places to get started.
On my first thru-hike, I came across an individual with a peculiar way of eating their food - with no stove. No cannister fuel, no denatured alcohol,
Famously, the Appalachian Trail has owned the term the "Green Tunnel" for it endless walks through lush green forests. And it certainly has a right
"Hike your own hike". For such a common phrase to throw around, it's not as simple as its made out to be. Especially for an excruciatingly indecisive
For this article, I will avoid any comparisons with the intent to declare a "better" trail. Those grow tiresome to me. Instead, I'd like to share
*This product was not donated for review. After scouring the market for a new down jacket, I finally landed on a gem that I couldn't get out of my
This baselayer from Helly Hansen implements their "Lifa" fabric, which helps keep your skin dry from perspiration. When paired with a midlayer, such
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