You might be thinking that living in the woods for 5 months will be the cheapest 5 months of your life! Well, depending on your rent, it might be! But realistically, living in the woods can be surprisingly expensive once you add up your cost of food, stays in town, and transportation to and from the trail. How do you save some money on your upcoming thru hike? [Read more…] about How to save money on your thru hike
Hiking The Appalachian Trail
If you’ve decided to hike the Appalachian Trail, I’m sure you have a million and one questions rolling around in your mind. We’re going to tackle a tricky one here today – how much does it cost to hike the Appalachian Trail? [Read more…] about How much does it cost to hike the Appalachian Trail?
One of the biggest fears, and dangers, that hikers face is wildlife. But we need to remember that any animal we encounter on the trail or at a campsite belongs there. We are just passing through.
The goal is to pass through their home as respectfully as possible, not only to help maintain a healthy habitat for them, but also to keep ourselves and other hikers safe by preventing the creation of nuisance animals and provoked attacks. [Read more…] about How To Protect Wildlife – And Yourself
As soon as you announce to the world that you’ll be going on a long distance hike, like thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail, you might find yourself bombarded with advice – some of this advice will be amazing hiking hacks that will make your day, some of it, not so much.
There are truly are way more reasons not to hike the Appalachian Trail, or any long trail, than there are to hike!
So, why do people end up hiking the Appalachian Trail?
In today’s world, unfortunately, we spend most of our time sitting down.
Ok, now I know that is a generalization and that there are a select few of us who have managed to avoid this sedentary lifestyle, and I salute you!
But for those of us who have managed to get ‘stuck’ sitting for most of our day, this one’s for you. [Read more…] about Create a walking exercise routine to prepare for hiking the AT