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Q&A Is a type of walking trailer a good alternative to a heavy backpack in off-road conditions?

Heavy backpacks can spoil the pleasures of being in the outdoors. There are two ways to resolve this: Carry less Find an alternative to the backpack While the first option is usually the best o...

7 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Ben‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I prepare physically for a long distance thru-hike such as the Pacific Crest Trail?

I'm planning on hiking the PCT next summer (April 2020-August 2020). I have nearly eleven months to prepare, physically and mentally, and nearly eleven months to read up on the PCT. I have a lot ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by hardtrailsaregood‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A On average, how often do people thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail resupply?

I have been wondering how often the thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail resupply. I would assume that it depends on the part of the trail and the hiker, but is there an average distance or lengt...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where can I find an online elevation profile of the Cohos trail?

Where can I find an elevation profile of the Cohos trail?

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by ppl‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why are long-distance hiking trails in the USA so much more famous than in Europe?

There are several famous long distance hiking trails in the USA, connecting the Mexican border to the Canadian border. The most famous ones are the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) at 4,279 km and the Co...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How many days does it take to reach hiking X miles per day?

On a thru-hike or section hike, people frequently hike 15-30 miles per day. New hikers are typically encouraged to start at around 8 miles per day, though, and work their way up, to give their bodi...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ian Dunn‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A A list of suitable foods for a long hike

In my opinion, the priorities when selecting trekking food are: maximizing calories per kilogram not easily spoilable, especially in hot weather reasonably priced variety throughout the trip I...

11 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Vorac‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the most recommended guide/maps to bring on a PCT thru-hike?

Among the amalgam of guidebooks and maps for the Pacific Crest Trail, which guidebooks and/or maps are be the best contenders to bring on the trail? Guthook 2010 review is no longer available. It ...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by ppl‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there an equivalent of "The A.T. Guide" for the Pacific Crest Trail?

I'm asking on behalf of my roommates who want to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. We all recently moved to San Diego from the East Coast, and they're trying to find a book as informative and detailed ...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Andrew Cheong‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A A winter month in New England - what to do, looking for thru-hikes or other suggestions

I hiked the AT this summer and the PCT three years ago, and it's looking like I may have the chance to return to New England for about a month sometime in Dec/Jan. Does anyone have any recommendat...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by StrawbsUK‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are pets allowed to thru-hike US National Scenic Trails?

In the US, National Scenic Trails span many different land types (state/federal parks, forests, etc). While these all have different rules on pets, I was wondering if the National Trail System desi...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Chris Mendez‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can a dog thru-hike 2500 miles in 6 months?

Recently I came across the story of Bobbie the Wonder dog and it really got me wondering about the veracity of this. So, aside from the fact that the dog found the way on his own, if a person is ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Thiago Valle‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Mother is attempting full Appalachian Trail next year - how can I help her now and while she is doing it?

So backstory behind the title! My mother is in her late 40's and has decided that next year, starting in April, she is going to hike the full Appalachian Trail. Now I know next to nothing about the...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by danninta‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Thru-hiking the Long Trail (Vermont) in late January

I'm preparing for a (solo if I can't find anyone to go with me) hike on the Long Trail in Vermont. I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail (AT) starting in February, but Georgia is very warm compared to...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Calvin Froedge‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Long term autonomous winter expedition northern Quebec/Labrador: Advices/questions

I'm pondering a longer-term hike in Northern Quebec/Labrador. Autonomous style, sky or snowshoe (TBD) with a sled etc. Right now, considering going Fermont, going south to Sept-Iles (possibly follo...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Francky_V‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How many people have done a triple triple?

Some of the United States' most famous National Scenic Trails are the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT), and when you have hiked all three you ca...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Abela‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the advantages of a double sleeping bag?

In the context of a long hike (AT, PCT, CDT, LT, etc.): What are the advantages and disadvantages of double sleeping bags over two individual sleeping bags? How do they compare to single sleeping ...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by ppl‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Blister Prevention/ Heel hardening

I work in the outdoor industry and I had never had any issues with blisters whilst hiking for years. Then one weekend I wore a pair of high heels out for a wedding and got blisters on my heels. No...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Caitlin Browning‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What sleeping bags are needed for a northbound thru-hike of the AT

If you were attempting a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, starting roughly now (being mid to late March) and going northbound, how many sleeping bags and of what types would you need, assuming c...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Justin C‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much does it cost to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail?

It's been a dream of mine to thru-hike the AT ever since I first discovered it. I'm hoping to plan a trip one of these days, but honestly don't even know where to start as far cost. I imagine it co...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by manoftheson‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Am I likely to need multiple pairs of boots on the Appalachian Trail?

Reading up on a hiking boot size question, I came across this review from Silver Spring, Maryland for a wide hiking boot. This boot has a "lifespan" of 400 miles. Is that typical of a hiking boot...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Clare Steen‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much gear will the AT eat?

We're planning on hiking the AT, and this question prompted me to ask: What gear should we expect to replace, and how often, on the Appalachian Trail? Assume that we know basic gear maintenance a...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the vitamin considerations for extended backpacking

For short hikes you can generally ignore nutritional concerns, because you don't generally become malnourished in two days. However, for a long trip like the Appalachian Trail or other long hikes ...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Russell Steen‭  ·  last activity 10y ago by System‭

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