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Exploring the many reasons why so many people decide to pursue a thru hike or a long distance section hike....
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Section Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail

Fitness / Hiking : Section Hiker

I didn’t plan to start section hiking the Bay Circuit Trail this winter, a 230 mile trail that loops around the Boston metropolitan area. But the prospect of hiking a long distance trail that’s close to my home has proven irresistib...

This. Sick. Beat.

Fitness / Hiking : Appalachian Trials

Why I have decided to hike with music Recently I have been wrestling with the idea of not taking my beloved iPod classic on my thru hike this spring. I had just assumed it would accompany me since I decided to thru hike the trail. I...

CAN I THRU HIKE? (ARGUING WITH THOSE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD)

Fitness / Hiking : Appalachian Trials

You might be happy with section hiking cause it's certainly better than not hitting the A.T. at all, but what happens when your "dream" of completing a thru hike doesn't seem to want to take a back-burner? What if you can't silence ...

5 Tricks to Successfully Thru Hiking

Fitness / Hiking : Appalachian Trials

It’s just walking, right?! I mean, really, it is. That’s the mechanics of it, at least. But there is so much more than that to successfully thru hiking the Appalachian Trail, or any long distance trail for that manner. Potential thr...

Why I Chose to Section Hike the AT (AKA Why I Didn’t Thru-Hike)

Fitness / Hiking : Appalachian Trials

What makes some of us section hike versus attempting a thru hike? Here are some of my reasons!...

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