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Thru-Hiking Options for the Rest of Us

January 9, 2017 / Bryan Wolf / Local Explorers, Thru-Hiking

By: Jim Rahtz Despite the growing popularity of long distance backpacking, it is still a very select group that has completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail or the Continental Divide Trail. The commitment required is immense. Not only does the hiker walk over 2,000 miles, they give up the comforts of […]

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10 Things I Sent Home from my Thru-Hike

November 2, 2015 / Craig Buckley / Appalachian Trail, Backpacking, RRT Outdoor Adventures, Thru-Hiking

All hikers do it. They throw that extra into their bag, just in case. On a weekend jaunt this is no big deal. A few extra pounds are good for you. They give your legs a better workout and justify the three packs of instant noodles you’re having for dinner again and the post-hike pizza […]

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Light Weight Backpacking Series: The Big Four

May 27, 2015 / Eli / Backpacking, Gear Guide, Thru-Hiking

Defining a light weight backpack varies from hiker to hiker. Some weigh their pack to the gram, often sacrificing the comforts of a heavier pack, while others carry lighter versions of all the gear they like to have in the backcountry. Remember that no approach to backpacking is better than another as long as you […]

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