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Welcome, Thru-Hiker, to your future! Building your unique knowledge and training to get the most miles on the trail is vital to success.

This site covers trails, planning, preparation, gear, blogs, and everything you’ll need to know about long-distance hiking.

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Beating the Heat: Choosing Windbreakers in Hot Weather

There is no denying that windbreakers are a popular choice for outdoor activities, but have you ever …

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Test Your Limits: Can Your Down Jacket Survive a Drizzle?

When you’re out in the wilderness, you want to be able to rely on your gear to …

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Rain Kilt vs Pants: Which Is Right For Your Thru-Hiking Trip

Rain gear is essential to any outdoor trek, whether day-long or thru-hikes, especially when the weather forecast …

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Starting Out Alone: A First Timers Guide to Thru-Hiking

Are you itching to get out of the house and explore nature? Whether it’s your first time …

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Thru-Hiking vs Backpacking: The Difference Explained

Are you an adventure seeker looking to hit the trails but unsure where to start? Perhaps you’ve …

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It’s All About Miles – Planning for a Long-Distance Trip

Are you an avid hiker looking for an adventure of a lifetime? Do you dream of challenging …