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Trail Names: What They Are and How You Get One

Trail names, or a nickname for you on the trail, are a trail tradition that has been around since traveling on trails first began. They started out as trail nicknames and evolved into something more. Nowadays, trail names can be picked up along the trail being given to you by other hikers, personally, or by …

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Thru-Hiking 101: Taking The Big Leap Into a Lifetime Goal

This is our entirely free online backpacking resource aimed at helping you in preparing yourself for starting a long-distance thru-hike. The goal is to help you become informed and be able to get the right knowledge and gear. When you make the decision or are investigating the choice to take on a hike like any …

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Thru-Hiking Costs: Breaking Down The Expenses

It is true that there are many costs associated with thru-hiking. Depending on the length of your hike, you may struggle to pay for food and shelter while out in nature. This article will discuss what it takes to get started as a thru-hiker along with how much does thru-hiking cost? The consistent average for …

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