Things I Learned On My Appalachian Trail Shakedown Hike

I recently went on a four-day shakedown hike on the Appalachian Trail. The purpose was to test gear, understand what works and what doesn’t, and figure out which unnecessary items to leave at home. I’ve day hiked a lot and have done a few shorter backpacking trips, but over the … Continue reading Things I Learned On My Appalachian Trail Shakedown Hike