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What is a NoBo Thru-Hiker? (Backpacking FAQs)

The hiking world is full of lingo and jargon that can be confusing to even the most seasoned of trekkers. Take the term “NoBo thru hiker” for example. What does that even mean? A NoBo thru-hiker, or northbound thru-hiker, is someone who is completing a trek by moving from south to north. This is different …

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Best Ultralight Sleeping Bag? 7 Crowd Favorites

There’s truly nothing better than traipsing through the mountains on a long backpacking trip with a light pack in tow. However, ultralight gear that’s functional, durable, and compact is hard to find, especially when it comes to sleeping bags. Thankfully, long gone are the days where lightweight sleeping bags were few and far between. Up …

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25 ‘Must-See’ Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Videos

The 2,200 mile (3,500km) long Appalachian Trail is one of the crown jewels of the long-distance hiking world. The AT is home to some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in the Eastern United States, so it’s no wonder that thousands of hikers set their sights on the trail each year. Whether you’ve hiked …

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How Much does it Cost to Hike the Pacific Northwest Trail?

In the world of long-distance hiking, most people set their sights on the Triple Crown: the Appalachian Trail (AT), the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). These stalwarts of the thru-hiking world have long captured the imagination of backpackers around the world, however, many of us want more solitude, more remoteness, …

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How Dangerous is Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

The Appalachian Trail twists and turns for 2,190 miles through 14 states from Georgia to Maine. And it has become so popular that 3 million people a year step foot on it, in some form or another. But just how dangerous is hiking the Appalachian Trail, and what are those potential dangers? In this article …

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