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Different Styles of Section Hiking

Styles of Section Hiking

There are many different ways of section hiking a long trail, perhaps as many as there are section hikers. Some section hikers plan their hikes down to the last detail while others don’t do much planning at all. Here are some of the most common styles of section hiking, along with examples of the route …

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How to Get a Job After a Thru-Hike

Rainbow Stream Lean-To, 100 Mile Wilderness, Maine Appalachian Trail

If you’ve just completed a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, the CDT or the PCT, or you’re planning one for next year, finding a new job after your hike, might be easier than you think. As a former hiring manager with a big staff, I was always impressed by job …

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Appalachian Trail Backpacking Gift Guide

Appalachian Trail White Blaze T-Shirt

Here is a selection of must-have holiday gifts for the Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker or Section Hiker in your family. These high quality plastic license plate frames are hand-made for your order. Covered in high quality outdoor vinyl lettering, these frames are designed to last a minimum of 7 years and will …

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10 Frugal Thru-Hiking Tips

Appalachian Trail - 2000 Mile Mark in Maine

Taking time to hike the Appalachian Trail can be expensive if you don’t spend your money wisely. Here are a few tips to keep your costs to a minimum without going primal. Being a frugal thru-hiker or section hiker can halve the estimated $5000 that it takes to hike a long …

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