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Ouachita Trail: A Beautiful Trek in Vast Spectacular Terrain

The Ouachita (Wash’-i-taw) National Recreation Trail is a beautiful 223-mile thru-hike that winds through the vast and spectacular terrain of the Ouachita National Forest with the entire trail running from Oklahoma to Alabama. There are some amazing trails, like the Ouachita Trail, in the United States that don’t get the love or attention they should, …

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Sleeping Bags on the AT: Down Vs Synthetic For Warmth

When you’re sleeping out in the cold night air, the last thing you want is to be shivering and uncomfortable. That’s why it’s important to choose the right type of sleeping bag for your Appalachian Trail hike. Down bags are more compressible and lighter weight at the same temperature rating than synthetic models, but they …

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NoBo, SoBo, FlipFlop: Choosing Your Way to Hike the AT

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a time-honored tradition, but which direction should you go? Should you start at Springer Mountain in Georgia and hike northbound to Maine? Or should you start at Mount Katahdin in Maine and hike southbound to Georgia? Let’s take a look at choosing how to hike your A.T. thru-hike and whether …

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Resupplying Via Amazon Lockers on the Appalachian Trail

A new concept for thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail is taking advantage of Amazon Lockers to order resupplies of their food and supplies. Located along the trail, these lockers provide an easy and convenient way for hikers to restock without having to carry heavy packages for hundreds of miles. What Are Amazon Lockers? Amazon has …

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Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike: How Long to Complete the Hike

Hiking the Appalachian Trail can be a tough journey. It’s 2,190 miles long and has an elevation change of over 500,000 feet. The trail extends from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Finding how long it takes to thru-hike is important to planning your necessary time off, finances, and many other things …

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LSHT: How Long to Thru-Hike the Lone Star Hiking Trail

How long does it take to thru-hike the Lone Star Hiking Trail? This is a question that many people who want to hike the Lone Star Hiking Trail have asked before they start their journey. We will go into detail and show how many days you would need to complete this trail. For most thru-hikers, …

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Hiking the CDT: Does the Trail Require A Permit?

If you are looking to hike the continental divide trail, but aren’t sure if a permit is needed, we have all of the information for you. The Continental Divide Trail stretches from Mexico all the way up to Canada and covers roughly 3,100 miles. There is no long-distance permit for the CDT, unlike the PCT. …

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