Why adding up the mileage a person hiked is not a useful metric for gauging outdoor “expertise.”
Just a term I use to describe a certain mentality and type of hiking.
The capital “H” means long trails with a designated route. The answer is no. And probably not for a while.
Thru-hikers have extensive experience in the outdoors. But it is a very specialized experience.
A guide for planning long hikes on The Colorado Trail. Town info, resupply, alt routes, and general info. Revised June 2017.
Lawton "Disco" Grinter, best known in thru-hiking circles for producing The Walkumentary, has written about his ten-thousand miles of hiking. Rather than a traditional thru-hike narrative about a journey, it
An interview I did on Hike Yeah with Alex Head on my thoughts of the "raising the ante" seemingly popular with the long distance hiking scene…
You can listen to me wax my .02 on hiking opinions on the last half of this podcast. Perhaps the only hiking podcast with a guest who speaks with the
Before a thru-hike, many people discuss the plans before th trail and what being on the trail will be like. Few people ask what it is like when you FINISH
Paul Magnanti’s 2009 thru-hike of the Benton MacKaye Trail; with journal, photos and trip planning information. To walk. To see. To see what you see. –Benton MacKaye on the purpose of