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Coffee in the backcountry

Coffee in the backcountry

On a three thousand mile backpacking trip, bringing a percolator or French press along isn’t always the easiest thing. Sure, there’s “lightweight” backpacking versions of both of these café essentials, but they typically weigh in the same ounces as my shelter—and...
Thanksgiving post: A Long Trail reflection

Thanksgiving post: A Long Trail reflection

Trail angels are kind people who let long distance hikers into their hearts. Many are compassionate locals who offer food, showers, rides to town, or housing to wary travelers. Others are former hikers who have received kindness from trail angels in the past and are...