You've got questions about taking months off to hike a long trail. Liz "Snorkel" Thomas has the answers you seek. Learn about how to plan, execute, and endure through your thru-hike with her expert advice.
You could eat a half-gallon of ice cream in one sitting, or hike 100 miles eating only Pop-Tarts: On a long trail, anything goes.
Going on a long hike is complicated under the best of circumstances—but kids and a partner open up a whole new world of challenges.
Have the thru-hike itch, but don't want to ditch your career? A short long trail may be just what you need.
Reality check: Not everyone can quit their jobs to hike the Pacific Crest Trail or Appalachian Trail. But if you have a week or two of vacation, you can complete one of these long trails.
Your chances of being struck by lightning are higher than you think. Minimize them with these tips from thru-hiker Liz "Snorkel" Thomas.
Learn the three ways long-distance trekkers get their grub.
Don't underestimate the physical and mental ships you'll go through on the trail.
Master the shakedown for a smoother trek.