Tag: Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail vs Pacific Crest Trail

Appalachian Trail vs Pacific Crest Trail We are frequently asked which trail is “harder” or which trail is “better” both of which are extremely difficult questions to answer. Since these trails traverse entirely different environments, the two trails actually have very little in common…

Food Resupply Strategy for Our PCT Thru-Hike

Of top interest to hikers (and those living vicariously through us) is how in the world we keep ourselves fed throughout the 2660 mile Pacific Crest Trail. There are many, many ways to create a solid resupply strategy, but Sean and I have decided…

Why I’m Thru-Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

Just over a year ago, I sat down with all of my nerves, anxiety, and excitement and scribbled out my reasons for setting out on my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. (You can check out that post here on Appalachian Trials if you’d like)….

Appalachian Trail 2015 Slideshow

After much delay, I have finished our slideshow from the 2,189 miles on the Appalachian Trail. I know 12 minutes is infinite time in the internet world. But, if you’d like to see, here’s our experience in pictures on the AT.   It just…

Our Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike 2015 Gear List

This is the final list, weight, and cost of all the things we started with on our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Although we are typically super budget conscious, we realized the importance of investing in our gear. Let’s be honest. Sean is the gear guru. Watching…

Material: The First Step to Understanding Backpacking Gear

Wandering off into the woods with nothing but essentials on your back is a glorious and wonderful thing. But before you hit the trail, you have to decide exactly what items you’re going to carry and what kind of bag you’ll be putting them…

What You Actually Need for a Thru-Hike

When it comes to gear, I must admit that I get very overwhelmed very easily. I wanted to make a short and concise list of what the heck you actually need in your pack. If it’s not on this list, you probably don’t need…

The End of a Journey: The 100-Mile Wilderness and Sumitting Katahdin

We returned to the trail by 1 o’clock and happily entered Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness. We couldn’t believe how far we had come or how few days we had left on the trail. We knew nothing would stop us from completing the final 115 miles,…

Nearing the End

We woke up early at White Wolf Inn feeling some of the affects of perhaps one too many rounds from last night’s 2000 mile celebration. Thankfully, we just had to walk downstairs to a fantastic breakfast and hot coffee. After eating, we returned upstairs…

13 States Down, 1 To Go!!!

We managed to pull ourselves away from White Mtn Hostel after our 3 night stay by 11 a.m. During yesterday’s zero, I was really struggling to get the motivation to finish these last three weeks of hiking. Fortunately, all of those feelings of self…

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