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Ounces blog posts about resources on the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail

The Trail Diet: Unique Challenges

Food is funny thing.  All long distance hikers, regardless of dietary rules and preferences, have to pack in enough calories to make …

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How Much Does a Thru Hike Cost?

Ask any veteran long distance hiker for advice and you’ll usually get a confident answer.  Need a shelter recommendation?  No problem.  Want …