Backpacking

The Questions As I’m preparing for my thru-hike of the PCT this summer I’m getting all the usual questions. Are you going alone? How long does that take? What about your job? Aren’t you scared? But what about going to the bathroom? What do you eat? These questions are easy because they’re practical. I’ve either
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When you first tell people you plan on hiking the AT, and get past the basic premise that you have had a couple screws come loose and want to walk 2,200 miles, the conversation inevitably turns to fears.  And not my own fears, but their own fears.  Mostly this comes out as, “What about bears?”
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When you first tell people you plan on hiking the AT, and get past the basic premise that you have had a couple screws come loose and want to walk 2,200 miles, the conversation inevitably turns to fears.  And not my own fears, but their own fears.  Mostly this comes out as “WHAT ABOUT BEARS?!?!”. 
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Congratulations on the decision to thru-hike one of the great long-distance trails in the United States of America, the Pacific Crest Trail. That was the easy part, the decision! You may have been planning your thru-hike for years, or just decided on impulse to thru-hike, or you may have completed a thru-hike recently or in
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After posting my Appalachian Trail gear list video on YouTube, I received a ton of feedback from not only my viewers, but also past Appalachian Trail thru-hikers as well.  I am the type of person who soaks in all of the advice I can get.  Since I have only been a day hiker and weekend
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Every year the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) receives thousands of hikers, adventurers, and nature seekers from all over the world. Along its 2,650-mile length stretching from Canada to Mexico, the PCT winds through five National Monuments, six National Parks, five state parks, 25 National Forest units, and 48 Federal Wilderness areas. Surrounded by such ancient
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All the planning and excruciatingly  long twelve months have passed since I started training and to hike the AT. It seemed like forever and I had second thoughts that I was planning too long in advance for this epic journey! At the end of the day, I wouldn’t have done it any differently. Like planning
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