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The planning for a thru-hike is more time-consuming than many may guess when they decide to start. It involves everything from employment, finances, and overall logistics like resupply, town days, and managing everything.

Hiker Midnight: Taking A Break in the Darkness

Hikers in the dark are often met with a feeling of trepidation and fear because they can’t see what’s coming up ahead on the trail. However, hiker midnight also has many benefits: it creates opportunities to enjoy night sounds, experience night on the trail, allows hikers to bond at shelters, and get that all-needed, recuperative …

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What is a Shakedown Hike? (Gauging Gear & Prep)

For anyone looking to accomplish a thru-hike planning and prepping your gear and choosing which to keep with you and what can be left is vital to having an optimized backpack and is something everyone should focus on in the months leading to a thru-hike. Shakedown hikes represent the best opportunity to find the gear …

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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 consistently on almost every trail, this is why many will set their phone to airplane mode to conserve power. This may lead you to wonder does Guthook work when in airplane mode? The Guthook app uses cell phone …

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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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Training for Thru Hiking: Start Six Month Prior to Dominate

Are you thinking about thru hiking? It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it! If you’re looking for some guidance on how to train for thru hiking, then this article is the place to start. After reading this post, you’ll have six months worth of plans that will help prepare your body and …

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A Hiker’s Guide to Thru-Hiking: Breakdown of What it Costs

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 does thru hiking cost? The consistent …

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