The Thru-Hiker’s Gear List

There are a lot of thru-hiking gear lists on the internet. However, because individual hikers vary so much in terms of goals, fitness, style, age and experience, a lot of these compilations don’t have much in the way of wide-ranging … Continue reading

Going Lighter & “The Big Three”

“He who would travel happily, must travel light.”  ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery, ‘Wind Sand & Stars’ (1939) Thinking about reducing your pack weight, but not exactly sure where to begin? Before you start cutting the labels off your clothes, the edges … Continue reading

ALDHA West – Camaraderie, Kegs and Hobo Analogies

The long distance hiking community is wonderfully inclusive. Details such as age, where you come from, what you do for a living are all but irrelevant. People from different generations and backgrounds are brought together not just by the goal of … Continue reading