I had an abrupt change of plans to my section hike this week when sidelined by unexpected sickness. Thought this was good to repost - A Change of Plans? Focus on the Positive By Dallas Gallmann After 4 long weeks I finally got my cast off and have gone ...

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"Blissful Hiking" - 5 new articles

  1. Guest Blog - A Change of Plans? Focus on the Positive
  2. Gear List from an Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker
  3. The Spring Backpacking Gear List
  4. What Worked and Didn’t Work for Me on a Long Distance Trek
  5. Where Should I Go? 6 Areas to Consider When Determining Your Hiking Goals This Year
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Guest Blog - A Change of Plans? Focus on the Positive

I had an abrupt change of plans to my section hike this week when sidelined by unexpected sickness. Thought this was good to repost - A Change of Plans? Focus on the Positive By Dallas Gallmann After 4 long weeks I finally got my cast off and have gone into a walking boot for another 3 weeks before I start physical therapy. I set off on the trail last month in order to do some soul  

Gear List from an Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker

Other hiker gear lists  You never can have too many to compare! Sharing this post from our files of an alternate gear list for an Appalachian Trail thru hike. This hiker's start was in February, but keep in mind that winter conditions can persist on the trail all throughout the spring. So far its been wet out there for 2019, so prepare mentally as well. A couple of people have asked for a  

The Spring Backpacking Gear List

It's coming! The spring backpacking season. Use or adapt this gear list to prepare for a spring backpacking adventure in the east. Backpacking Gear List Compiled By “Blissful”   http://www.blissfulhiking.com Hiking Backpack, pack cover, trash liner bag, hiking poles Sleep Sleeping bag (15-20 degree rating but depends on season), compression sack or good waterproof sack for  

What Worked and Didn’t Work for Me on a Long Distance Trek

Things I have heard to take on a long distance trek that just don’t work for me. Sorry. Case in point - 1. Duct Tape – this is the proverbial go-to for first aid on all types of blisters, holes and / or broken gear,  I’ve used it for years with poor results. I’ve put it on only to have it fall off, rub my other toes or skin, bunch up, causing more issues. I’ve tried to repair gear with
    

Where Should I Go? 6 Areas to Consider When Determining Your Hiking Goals This Year

There are so many places. So many trails. So many adventures waiting to be had this year. Lots of trails. Lots of choices.  What to do? Where to go?  First, take a deep breath. Yes there are lots of places to explore. Maybe this is not the year though to do the big trails. The shorter trails, even trails in your own state, can bring great satisfaction and unique experiences than just
    

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