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…

How To Find Backpacking Trails: Top 3 Methods
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How To Find Backpacking Trails: Top 3 Methods

When I wanted to start backpacking I had a hard time finding trails that were specifically meant for multi-day backpacking hikes. A lot of the trails I’d find in popular apps were geared towards your average person looking for a short hike in the woods. I was looking for trails near me that would be…

7 Truths That Take the ‘Weird’ Out Of Hiking Alone
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7 Truths That Take the ‘Weird’ Out Of Hiking Alone

Is it weird to hike alone? That’s what I asked myself before my first solo backpacking trip. At first, I didn’t think much of it. I wanted to go on a backpacking trip but didn’t have any friends that were into backpacking. In reality, I guess I didn’t have very many friends at all—just a…