There are many frequent questions that come up when you choose to embark on a thru hike. Due to these long distance trails, AT, PCT, and CDT taking upwards of 4-6 months planning and preparation are a key to success or failure.
When hiking and backpacking eating the right foods is vital to your health and wellness on point. Thru hiking food is notoriously low in nutritional value!
When deciding on your gear you may wonder more about whether a backpacking quilt is better than a sleeping bag for the average thru-hiker.
None of these trails is truly easy, the failure rate of most of the hikes is about 75% and more don't complete what they start!
Guthook is loved due to the ability to see the map in more real time which allows you to know current conditions but what about when no signal exists on trail?
In this thru hiking 101 guide we discuss pushing ones self to the max and why this has led many to thru hiking due to pushing long distances.