What To Do If You Are Caught In a Thunderstorm While Hiking

What To Do If You Are Caught In a Thunderstorm While Hiking

As I get ready for my trip to Lake Shore Trail MI a lot of questions have been flooding my mind. Since this is my first multi-day backpacking trip I want to be prepared for the situations I will encounter. I know I can’t prepare for everything, unexpected things will probably happen at some point,…

How Many Miles Can You Hike In a Day? Backpacking Basics
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How Many Miles Can You Hike In a Day? Backpacking Basics

When I first started reading books about thru-hiking and learning about the Pacific Crest Trail I realized how common it was for people to hike 20 miles in a day. As a beginner to multi-day backpacking, I wondered how many miles I’d be able to hike in a day. I think I over-estimated this number…

How Many Miles Should A Beginner Hike?
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How Many Miles Should A Beginner Hike?

While I’m not a beginner hiker I am a fairly new backpacker—In that most of my hikes have been done on a single day. I’m preparing for a 42-mile backpacking trip to Michigan and find myself wondering what a good number of miles would be to hike each day. I’ve done some research and in…