P+R=S: A solid foundation of persistence, plus a hard shell of resilience, will go a long way to increase your likelihood of success when hiking or backpacking any long-distance trail.
Preparing for and hiking the Appalachian Trail
Mark's adventures in hiking and backpacking.
Planning a Thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail
Appalachian Trail / Bike Across America / Pacific Crest Trail
My hiking adventures
Adventures in Thru-Hiking
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To search, To learn, To follow
Adventures of an Outgoing Introvert
Life of the Wanderlust
a runner's transition to hiking & backpacking