The Lure of a Long Trail: Planning a Thru-Hike (Part 2 of 4)

3:16 p.m. on November 2, 2009 (EST)
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Planning a thru-hike? Sorting through a deluge of advice and wondering which to pay attention to? In the second of four columns, PCT veteran Barbara Egbert discusses: reasons to thru-hike a long trail, daily obsessions, finding water, and more tips from successful backpackers.

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1:08 p.m. on November 18, 2009 (EST)
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awsome stuff. Someday i would like to hike at least half of the AT.

6:35 p.m. on December 9, 2009 (EST)
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Hi Barbara,

Great article thank you! Many of the ideas and suggestions are transferable to any country or trip. Food is always an issue when people are planning and your post has some great suggestions. I really enjoyed your writing, first rate!

Thank you


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