Once the decision has been made to undertake a long distance hike (a thru-hike), your life changes immediately. The initial thrill of buying plane tickets or investing in an ultralight tent quickly wears off as the gravity of the situation sinks in. This is not just a weekend … [Read more...] about Training for a Thru-Hike
The dangers of altitude cannot be overstated. Hiking over 2438 meters puts your body in an atmosphere much different than what you have evolved for near sea level. At this elevation, the air holds less oxygen and your lungs, heart, and blood, struggle to transport enough to the … [Read more...] about Altitude, How to Deal With it?
Stretching from the Mexican border in Southern California to the Canadian Border in Northern Washington, the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a 2,650 mile hiking trail. Similar to the Appalachian Trail, the PCT is the West Coast version of North America through hiking. If long … [Read more...] about The Pacific Crest Trail: What do You Know About it?
During your last weekend trek, did your backpack feel unnecessarily heavy? The amount of gear that you brought along to make the trip more enjoyable ended up making the hiking excruciating. Even though it was only for a couple days, there was no way that you could have carried on … [Read more...] about Ultralight Backpacking: Have You Considered It?