A Walk for Sunshine – excerpt

If you are like me consuming hiking books is like eating after you have been on the trail for a month ... you read everything you can get your hands on. Today we provide you with an excerpt from A Walk for Sunshine, Jeff Alt's memoir of thru-hiking the Appalachian...

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,...

Life Outside the Cubicle + GIVEAWAY!

UPDATE: This GIVEAWAY is now closed.  Winners are:  Stephanie and Melissa, you will be contacted by email for your signed copy of "Life Outside the Cubicle!" Did we really thru-hike the Appalachian Trail? It seems like all a dream now – a really, really good dream....

5 Reasons To Hike As A Couple

Before we left on our AT journey, several people asked us if we were sure we sure we wanted to hike as a couple, to be together day and night, in the woods, with no regular showers ... for 6 months!??  Were we crazy? Not in the least. When Sunsets and I quit our...

5 Signs You May Be a Recent Thru Hiker

Six months, 2189.8 miles, 5 million steps, tramping through 14 states. No matter what stat you use to define it, there is no denying that an Appalachian Trail thru-hike is an impressive feat. It can be life changing … and habit forming. Some of these habits don’t fit...

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...

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