6 Things I'm Bringing to Hike the Appalachian Mountains
My first backpack trip of 2019 is this month. These are the critical and interesting items that I'm taking with me.
This month I am guiding two three-day overnight backpacking trips in West Virginia’s beautiful and uncrowded Appalachian Mountains. Here are six important—and maybe slightly odd —items that I’m taking with me.
Read the full article by Andrew Skurka on Outside Online's website here.
May 7, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
Depending on where you travel, you may want to pack bug spray, too. In places like Florida and North Carolina, summers get buggy, and you’ll be happy to have packed a spray on nights when you want to sit on the porch or dine outdoors.
As a veteran of the Iraq War, I found myself struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder from which greatly impacted my mental health. In 2016, I came across the film “Wild,” an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about healing by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
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