Planning

How to Efficiently Ration Food on the PCT

When backpacking, your pack weight is probably going to be the heaviest at the beginning of your trip. Why? All that food, of course! Lightening your pack and fueling your body go hand-in-hand, creating a win-win situation for your stomach and your shoulders.

While “eating weight” on a backpacking trip ... Read more

Emphasizing the smiles, not the miles

By Krystian “Snap” Repolona, 2017 P3 Hiker

“You can’t quit today. You can quit tomorrow, but at midnight, tomorrow becomes today, and you can’t quit today. You can quit tomorrow.”

I vividly remember seeing these words written on a shelter wall after a notably long day on my Appalachian ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton