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Wild & White Blazing…An Online Course for Lady Thru-Hikers

Going All in with the Learning When I decide to do something, like hike the AT, I go (mostly) all in with the research. I’m a Learner, so books and courses and forums and YouTube are like Pumpkin Spice Latte for me–crack in a Starbucks cup. Show More Summary

The Best of Colorado: Adventure to a Ski Hut

I remember my first trip to a Colorado backcountry ski hut like it was yesterday. But it wasn’t yesterday. Instead,… The post The Best of Colorado: Adventure to a Ski Hut appeared first on Just a Colorado Gal.

Runner’s Foot Impaled by Intentionally Placed Nail on NC Trail

innacle Park near Asheville, North Carolina is closed after a runner’s foot was impaled by a 4-inch galvanized nail intentionally hammered into an on-trail tree root. Area race director Brian Barwatt and local law enforcement examined the area and found eight nails nearby. Show More Summary

What I Learned on my Longest Hike Yet

Most of my hikes have been 1.5 to 2.5 hours long, but I finally made it out on a 5+ hour hike, and, well I learned a lot. My hike (walk around town really) consisted of mostly flat terrain on paved paths. I carried 30lbs in my ULA pack, and I also tested out my Ultra Cool Fanny Pack (named so because, well, nobody thought it was). Show More Summary

Paria Outdoor Products: Sanctuary Tarp

Are You on a budget and looking for a new shelter? Look no further than the Paria Outdoor Products Sanctuary Siltarp weighing in at a total package weight of 20.5oz and only $79.99 you can't beet it. The post Paria Outdoor Products: Sanctuary Tarp appeared first on The Trek.

Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail – $29,000

15 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

World Expeditions will guide your 152 day trek,1700km. Three trekkers are just setting out on this year’s thru hike walking until July 27, 2017. (via Adventure Blog)

Reading, Writing, and ‘Rithmetic: A small introduction

First blog post in my 23 year history. Just a general introduction to my writing and why I want to hike the PCT. Yeehaw. The post Reading, Writing, and ‘Rithmetic: A small introduction appeared first on The Trek.

Sawyer Mini Water Filter or Sawyer Squeeze Point One: How to Choose

20 hours agoFitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

The Sawyer Squeeze Point One and Sawyer Mini Water Filters are the most popular water treatment and purification systems used by backpackers today (approximately 40% use them according to a recent survey). The Sawyer Squeeze Water Treatment System (which includes 2 x 32 oz. water reservoirs, a cleaning syringe, etc.) comes with the fatter Sawyer …

The Lost Coast Trail: Brief Overview

Have you every wondered if there where any other rad trails beyond the Triple Crown, and other known long distance trails? Well there is and The Lost Cost Trail is definitely one worth putting on your bucket list. The post The Lost Coast Trail: Brief Overview appeared first on The Trek.

AT Hiking and Cell Service: Pay-as-you-go cell phones

On the trail, cell phones come in handy. They can be used to stay in touch with other hikers, to make calls to family and friends, putting in reservations at a hostel, contact emergency personnel if someone gets hurt, or to arrange shuttles. Show More Summary

Outdoor Retailers QUIT Utah – cost $500 million

23 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

Utah will lose half a billion dollars from the five planned shows — the three annual shows and the industry’s smaller “grass-roots” show for new innovations that were scheduled right before two of the annual shows. That will hit hotel … Continue reading ?

A Lesson in Choosing the Wrong Boots

It will be spring they said. It will be warm they said. THE SNOW WILL BE MELTED THEY SAID. They, would be wrong… very wrong. Long before my dreams of hiking the PCT, I desperately wanted to move from the east coast to California. I wanted to experience the dramatic scenery and beautiful weather. Show More Summary

Trekking along week one with my Tramily & Trail Angels

Week one is done y’all! Comin’ in hot from the Carter Gap shelter, North Carolina!! Mile 93.9! I can proudly say I have made it through an entire week of trekking the AT. Was it hard? Heck yes. Was I cold? Definitely. Are you in Pain? A little. Show More Summary

Gear Won’t Get Me There … But It Makes It Hurt Less

With about two and a half months until my start, I thought it was about that time to go through what I have and figure out where my holes are. Literally and figuratively.  So here goes: Shoes Over the past three years, I’ve dropped Salomons in favor of a wider toe box, which I found in Altras. Show More Summary

The 1 Short Story Every Thru-Hiker Should Read

More than a little ink has been spilled in praise of the outdoors over the years. For millennia, people have tried to capture the relationship between the human spirit and the natural world; few authors have succeeded in this endeavor. Show More Summary

My Plan to Not Starve

My plan to not starve and the magical cooking koozie that changed my life. The post My Plan to Not Starve appeared first on The Trek.

Trailblazers: Rebecca Lowry of JT Lab

Trailblazer: Rebecca Lowry Location: Los Angeles / Twentynine Palms, CA Trailblazing Role: Artist and founder of Joshua Tree Art Innovation Laboratory (JT Lab) I’m a Modern Hiker because: I like the reminder that Nature wasn’t made for me, I was made for Her. Show More Summary

All The Horrible Anti-Public Land Bills from the 2017 Congress

While I was writing a recent post about Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz’s withdrawal of a bill he authored to sell off 3.3 million acres of public land, I was a bit struck. People were rightly celebrating the withdrawal of the bill,...Show More Summary

Modern Hiker Taste Test

We try a bunch of meals so you know what’s worth packing Here at Modern Hiker Headquarters, we like food a lot. Whether experimenting with new recipes in our dehydrators or scanning the aisles of local outfitters to find tasty treats, we know that what goes into our bodies affects what we get out of them […] The post Modern Hiker Taste Test appeared first on Modern Hiker.

Rep. Chaffetz Withdraws Bill to Sell Public Lands

But another threat to public lands remains Utah’s Representative Jason Chaffetz officially withdrew his bill HR 621, also known as the Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2017. The bill, which you can read in its entirety, directed...Show More Summary

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