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Hiker Hobble: What is it and Why Does it Happen?

Hiker hobble is a phenomenon that most hiker’s experience as they put in miles on any long-distance trail. Though in most cases it will begin occurring more after the hiker has over 100 miles on their legs and it doesn’t always seem to ease up. If you’re considering thru-hiking, then you should know about hiker …

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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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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 mind for …

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