Thru-Hiker Thoughts

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Closeup of a Appalachian Trails map showing Clingmans Dome and Newfound Gap

FarOut in Airplane Mode: Hiker Match Made in Heaven

While hiking on the trail, you may notice that your cell service will fade in and out …

Basics, Planning
Thru-hiking on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) path is on a road heading ahead with the signage to the right

Thru-Hiking 101: How To Plan Your Personal Adventure

This is our entirely free online backpacking resource aimed at helping you in preparing yourself for starting …

Mount Rainier in the background with a hiking path heading in the general direction

13 Amazing Thru-Hikes that Aren’t the Triple Crown

Much of what you read online will focus on the big three of the Triple Crown but …

Basics, Gear
Hammock tarp with close doors on the trail with gear outside getting packed to leave

Should You Take a Hammock or Tent on Your Thru Hike?

A thru-hike is a great way to test yourself, and see how far you can go. But …

Basics, Preparation
Man hiking on the trail heading up to a mountain peak

Thru-Hike Training: How To Dominate The Trail You Choose

Are you thinking about thru-hiking? It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it! If you’re …

Basics, Planning
hiker silhouetted against the setting sun hiking uphill

Thru-Hiking Costs: Breaking Down The Expenses

There are indeed many costs associated with thru-hiking. Depending on the length of your hike, you may …

Appalachian Trail, Basics

Trail Clothing: Cleaning Clothing on the Appalachian Trail

One huge question that comes up for anyone thinking about thru-hiking is managing cleaning clothing on the …