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Hey, I’m Josh
Over the years, I’ve been a lover of the outdoors and camping and hiking. In 2019, I found out about thru-hiking and have been addicted ever since. Unlike many of the 20-year-olds on YouTube, I have a busy life I can’t just drop to explore, my current plans include the Appalachian Trail in 2025 after my daughter graduates. Until then I am learning and going on shorter thru-hikes like the Lone Star, Foothills, Pinhoti, and maybe the Colorado Trails!
Helpful Information To Start Your Trek
These guides offer comprehensive resources to help thru-hikers meticulously prepare for adventures on trails like the Appalachian and Pacific Crest. Key sections provide detailed gear advice, on-trail insights, and guidance for returning to everyday life after the challenging but rewarding journey.
Thru-hiking is an adventure that demands meticulous planning. We’ll help to guide you through the process, ensuring you’re well-prepared for trails like the Appalachian or Pacific Crest.Start Planning Today
Prepare for your epic thru-hike with the most comprehensive gear details you’ll find. We understand that gear choices can make or break your adventure; think of this as your ultimate resource.Dive Into Assembling Gear
Thru-hiking is not just about the destination; it’s about the journey. We’ll provide detailed insights, anticipating your needs and offering proactive solutions.Learn About On Trail
Thru-hiking is more than just the trail miles; it’s also the return to everyday life. We cover post-hike challenges, including recovery, gear maintenance, and applying trail lessons to life.Learn About Post Trail
Resources & Insights To Help You Thrive
We are dedicated to providing aspiring thru-hikers with the education and information to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and successful hike. Long-distance hikes can be achievable and enriching adventures with proper preparation and planning.
Choosing Your Perfect Trail Adventure
While the Appalachian Trail is the most well-known long-distance hiking trail, the Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail offer incredible adventures through more remote wilderness for those seeking more solitude and challenge. However, the greater popularity of the AT means it has a more social atmosphere, which many hikers enjoy.
Appalachian Trail (AT)
The Appalachian Trail, often called the AT, is a famous hiking trail that runs over 2,000 miles along the Appalachian Mountains from Georgia to Maine. Winding through 14 separate states, the trail takes hikers through some of the East Coast’s most scenic and rugged wilderness areas.Read More On the AT
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
Stretching over 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) traverses the spectacular mountain ranges of the western United States. Passing through California, Oregon, and Washington, the PCT takes hikers through sandy deserts, mountain forests, and rugged alpine terrain.Read More On the PCT
Continental Divide Trail (CDT)
The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is a rugged long-distance trail that runs over 3,000 miles between Mexico and Canada along the Continental Divide. Passing through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, the CDT takes hikers through arid deserts to snowy mountains.Read More On the CDT