What’s in My Pack?

Whenever I tell someone I’m planning to hike the Appalachian Trail, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “How do you pack for that?” Below I’m going to share my main pieces of gear. I’ll link to my full gear list along with the weights and prices of each item. Gear is ALWAYS subject to change while hiking, as you’ll find alternatives to different pieces, some items will break or wear out, and some will just be so heavy you’ll leave them in a hiker box to just dump the weight.  Continue reading What’s in My Pack?

About the AT

I have come to find that much of the Midwestern population is unfamiliar with the Appalachian Trail, so I’m going to share a few quick details about the trail to give a better understanding.

The Appalachian Trail (or AT) is a hiking trail spanning 2,190.9 miles (as of 2018) from Georgia to Maine. It begins on top of Springer Mountain winding its way up and down the backbone of the mountain range through 14 states and ending atop Mt. Katahdin.  Continue reading About the AT