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30 Tips for First Time Thru Hikers (after 17,000mi)

Here’s 30 of my best pieces of advice for new and first time thru hikers, regardless of whether you’re hiking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, or anything else! These will help you to be …

How to Thru Hike the 310mi Superior Hiking Trail

The Superior Hiking Trail A 310 mile long distance hike in Minnesota following the North Shore of Lake Superior. Traveling from the Canadian border south across the state, terminating near Duluth at the border of …

8 Best Gear Picks for the Great Divide Trail

The Great Divide Trail is a 1,200km (or 750mi) hike which traverses the Canadian Rockies through the most spectacular mountains and scenery this part of the world has to offer. It is an extremely fun …

How to Thru Hike the 1,200km Great Divide Trail

The Great Divide Trail A roughly 1,200km (750mi) route starting from the US border at Waterton Lakes National Park and stretching all the way north through the rugged and remote Canadian Rockies eventually terminating at …

Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike Recap – 2022

The Pacific Crest Trail The Pacific Crest Trail is one of the longest hiking trails in the US at 2,653 miles, and by many considered to be one of the most premier. It has two …

Stats from my Eastern Continental Trail thru hike

This was my first thru hike. Where I started: Cap Gaspe, Quebec Where I ended: Key West, Florida States crossed: 16 American, 2 Canadian Start date: July 1st, 2016 Finish date: Jan 21st, 2017 Total …

Florida Trail FKT Summary

Beginning December 10th, 2016 at 10:23am I started my self-supported Florida Trail thru hike, and finished January 7th, 2017 at 8:22pm. A record pace of 28d 9h 59m, beating Tatu-Joe’s 2012 hike by more than …

Review: Pa’lante Packs Simple Backpack

This year I’ve had the great pleasure to carry a new pack! For my thru hike of the 4,800mi Eastern Continental Trail, I took a chance on a new company, and purchased the Simple by Pa’lante …

Dungeon After Dungeon, Dragon After Dragon

Halfway to somewhere, halfway to nowhere. I’m not sure. 2,400 miles into the Eastern Continental Trail. Halfway between Quebec, and Key West. Halfway between where I started, and where I’m going. A very long walk …