“I think this book is worth 10 Appalachian Trail memoirs.”

~ Evan “eWolf” Schaeffer – Evan’s Backpacking Videos (YouTube)

THRU-HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL tells you what you need to know to plan a thru-hike.

  • Why do most people quit and how can I avoid their mistakes?
  • How do I do the doo in the middle of the woods?
  • What animals should I worry about?
  • How do I plan and budget for a 5-7 month hiking trip?
  • What permits will I need?
  • What gear will I need?

This book is the perfect primer for anyone who wants to take this epic journey… and succeed.
Buy it here.

Our Latest Posts

Getting into Hot Water

In addition to articles about the Appalachian Trail occasionally we will post about other travels we have had. This piece of travel writing is an excerpt from my memoir Costa Rica Curious and takes place on our due diligence trip before we moved to Costa Rica.  Grecia...

read more

Our Favorite Gear

Our Favorite Gear Posts

La Sportiva Wildcat Review

Trail runners have replaced traditional boots as the preferred footwear for an Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I chose La Sportiva Wildcats for our 2,200 mile journey and this is my La Sportiva Wildcat review. Before making the firm decision of thru-hiking in trail...

5 Women-Specific Gear Hiking Choices

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I loved being a woman thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail last year. Yes, I was with my husband, and that was epic, but I didn’t let that take away from the pride I had for myself as a woman. When I was young, and I first heard of the...

5 Brilliant Gear Solutions for Long-Distant Hikers

Gear, gear, gear. It’s easy to get bogged down in the minutia of gear stats when outfitting a long-distance hike. Weight, size, material, multi-use’ness, cost, it seems an unending process to choose what is best. Today’s list is 5 items that can be easily left out,...

Shoulder Strap Water Bottle Holder

This post was initially a contest where we gave away a backpack strap water bottle holder. That giveaway has ended. Still, this is an incredible, useful product, please continue reading.  All along our thru-hike we received oohs, ahhs, and questions about the water...

5 Backpacking Luxury Items That Can Save Your Sanity

We all know about the Big 3 and everyone is aware of the necessary clothes to take on a thru-hike. But no one really talks about the small items that can make or break a person’s will. Sometimes identified as backpacking luxury items, those that rely on them know how...

Sunsets’ Post Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

Chica recently posted her finalized and post-hike gear list. As per usual, I am a couple of weeks behind. Hey, you're lucky I got off my butt and posted anything. I can be quite lazy. Below you will find my Appalachian Trail thru-hike gear list. The list includes...

Chica’s Post Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List 

Hi guys!  I’ve done a Youtube video on my post trail thru-hike gear list (I actually did it while we were on the trail, but towards the end of our journey).  Here is the written and itemized list – for any of you who want the specifics. Video is posted again at the...

Sawyer Squeeze Filter – Review, Information, Modification

One thing is for certain, if you are out hiking for longer than a day you will need to deal with gathering, treating, and storing water. You need a water system and the Sawyer Squeeze filter is one of the most popular clean water solutions for the long distance hiker....

Devil’s Lake Gear Test Trip

So, we have been researching gear for our AT trip for a long time, and gradually buying things when they’ve been on sale or we had discount coupons. Going as light-weight as possible with our gear is not cheap, so it was important to us to wait for the sales. Since we...
Stay tuned for our next adventure ... walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain this September.

Pin It on Pinterest