Tag: hiking

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #3: April 9 – April 15, 2018

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 15: Jerry’s Cabin Shelter to Bald Mountain Shelter – 25.6mi Last night was another sub-freezing evening. It had started to snow as I was going to bed and although only about a quarter inch accumulated, the drop in temperature was difficult to manage. I felt like I didn’t …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #2: April 2 – April 8, 2018

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 8 – Cable Gap Shelter to Russell Field Shelter – 21.6mi Today was one of my shortest days. I got up at my normal time, after not sleeping too well as I accidentally set my tent up on a hill and was sliding all over. At one point …

Appalachian Trail, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Trail Update #1: March 25 – April 1, 2018

Welcome to my first update from the trail! Here I’ll give a day-by-day account of my hike and everything that goes along with it. Please excuse the absence of flowery prose and the multiple misspellings, as I have limited opportunity to edit these entries as I go. Day 1: Half of the Approach Trail to …

Appalachian Trail, Training, Trekking

Energy Gels for Hiking: Yay or Nay?

As the worlds of ultralight backpacking and endurance athletics continue to converge, strategies, ideas, and methods are borrowed and adapted between the two sports. One example that is making its way to backpacking is the use of “sports nutrition”, i.e. energy gels and their various forms, as sustenance. Having long been a staple in the …

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