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We discuss all the trail options that exist for thru-hikers from shorter 100 milers to the more well-known long-distance trails like the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail.

AT Showers: Managing Your Filth Level While on the Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a challenge for anyone who takes it on, but managing your personal hygiene can be even more difficult. With so much time spent in close contact with other hikers, you’ll need to take care of yourself if you want to avoid developing odors that are far from pleasant. In this blog …

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AT Thru Hiker Guide: Managing Device Power on Trail

If you are a long-distance hiker on the Appalachian Trail, one of your main concerns will be how to keep all your electronic devices charged as you use them for multiple functions. The answer? Well, it depends on what kind of electronic device(s) you have and where along the entire trail you are at. We …

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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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Puffy Jackets on the AT: Down Vs Synthetic For Warmth

When it comes to staying warm on the Appalachian Trail, there are two options: down or synthetic. Synthetic jackets tend to be more affordable, but they don’t offer the same compression in a backpack as a down jacket would. The question is whether a down or synthetic jacket is better for a thru hike on …

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Hammocking the AT (Why Many Choose This Way)

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a dream for many people. The trail itself spans nearly 2,200 miles and it takes on average six months to complete the trek. For some people, however, this just isn’t an option because they can’t bear laying on the ground for so long! One solution is to bring along a …

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Best Cell Service While on the Appalachian Trail

Your cell phone service while on the Appalachian Trail is essential for safety, meeting up with other long-distance hikers, and staying connected to the outside world. Cell phones are also great for taking pictures of all that nature has to offer. From many hikers, over the years the best cell service is available through Verizon, …

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