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10 Tips for Staying Safe on Trail

Written on September 2nd 2019.

About the Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis is an author, speaker, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and owner of Blue Ridge Hiking Company. She has hiked over 14,000 miles – mostly alone - on six different continents.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked whether or not I feel safe… read more

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Finding your Spirit Trail

Written on May 20th 2019.

Author: Jennifer Pharr Davis


There are long distance trails all over the country – and the world. And, no two long distance trails are the same. So how do you pick the one that’s right for you?


All too often, hikers chose a long trail simply because it’s popular or because their frie… read more

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5 Ways To Prepare For A Thru-Hike

Written on March 15th 2019.

So you’ve got a thru-hike planned for this summer and you’re deep into planning. In the cold dark months of winter, hikers dream of alpine lakes and sunshine, but combing through the million pieces of information to get in place before you start your trip can feel daunting. Where do you even start t… read more

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How To Hike In The Winter

Written on February 8th 2019.

By Aaron Karns

Cold weather can be a huge deterrent to taking a hike in the winter months. This should not be the case, however. Winter offers some of the most spectacular and jaw dropping views that cannot be seen when it is sunny and 75°. When it is cold, however, different precautions are requ… read more

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