WhiteBlaze Pages 2022
A Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook.
$5 for printable PDF, AVAILABLE NOW. $9 for interactive PDF(smartphone version), COMING SOON.
Read more here WhiteBlaze Pages Store



  • Random Images

  • Reviews

    Published on 03-21-2017 21:24
    1. Categories:
    2. Reviews
    Article Preview

    Hiking in Mount Aspiring National Park
    Mount Aspiring National Park is one of the shiniest jewels of New Zealandís South Island. It has precious meadows, luscious forests, majestic mountains, wild rivers, ice and snow, cozy huts and all that your wild hiking heart might desire. There are lots of options for hikers of all experience
    ...
    Published on 10-17-2016 16:15
    1. Categories:
    2. Clothing,
    3. Reviews,
    4. Gear,
    5. Advice

    Ultra light 101: Itís All In Your Head
    By: Maggie Wallace


    My trail crew had hauled in 70-pound packs to this desert 200 miles from the Northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. It was on this trip, while we worked in a particularly arid day, that I had my first experience with an ultra light hiker. We had noticed a figure moving towards us through the heat. He was wearing tennis shoes and clothing that hung in tatters, and his pack appeared to be a childís school bag, held together with duct tape. His eyes were wild as he asked us where the next spring was so he could fill the single water bottle he carried. Explaining that he planned to reach Canada ...
    1. Categories:
    2. Backpacks,
    3. Reviews,
    4. Gear
    Article Preview

    Written by Guthook at Guthook Hikes!


    Airing out my WM Lynx last winter after a chilly night in the White Mountains


    My pals at Gossamer Gear sent me one of their brand new Kumo Superlight backpacks the other day to take for a test drive. It's not like I need a new backpack, nor can I afford new backpacking ...
    1. Categories:
    2. Reviews,
    3. Gear
    Article Preview

    Written by Guthook at Guthook Hikes!

    This is a slightly modified version of a post from my blog about my thought ...
    1. Categories:
    2. Clothing,
    3. Reviews,
    4. Gear
    Article Preview

    Written by Guthook at
    Guthook Hikes!


    As I mentioned in my
    Winter Layering System post a few weeks ago, my clothing system for winter hikes is based on a simple ...
    Published on 04-03-2012 19:08
    1. Categories:
    2. Backpacks,
    3. Reviews,
    4. Gear

    Backpack Comparison Chart
    by
    Roland


    Whiteblaze members frequently ask questions about different pack models. The chart below displays the models, commonly ...
    1. Categories:
    2. Reviews,
    3. Gear

    Written by Guthook at <a href="http://guthook.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Guthook Hikes!</a><font size="3"></font><br>
    At the same time that I'm looking at winter sleeping bags, I've been keeping my eye out for insulated down jackets to fill out my winter insulation system. A good down jacket is key to the cold weather of Northeast winters because it doubles as primary insulation while in camp or at breaks, and as added insulation inside a thick sleeping bag. Currently, I only have a very heavyweight down jacket that is plenty warm but not light at all, and a lightweight down jacket that is pleasantly light but not warm enough for what I'd like. Neither of them have hoods, which I would like for added warmth.
    ...
    1. Categories:
    2. Reviews,
    3. Gear
    Article Preview

    Written by Guthook at Guthook Hikes!

    It seems strange to write a "gear guide" to headlamps because I only own two, but between those two headlamps I have everything I need for now. I can imagine another reason I would buy another headlamp in the future, but for now, Petzl earns my great respect for their line of headlamps
    ...
  • Newest Images

  • Currently Active UsersCurrently Active Users

    There are currently 601 users online. 13 members and 588 guests

    Most users ever online was 9,543, 12-23-2015 at 12:06.

    1. Bluegrass,
    2. BobTheBuilder,
    3. Cereal,
    4. Coastiebob,
    5. Decibel,
    6. Hikes in Rain,
    7. illabelle,
    8. Nooga,
    9. RadioFreq,
    10. Slo-go'en,
    11. smkymtns,
    12. swatsullivan
  • Log in

    User Name:

    Password:
    Remember Me?
  • Make a yearly donation.

    Donate and support the web site and our writers


  • Have you thru hiked or section hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail? If you have, please add yourself to our 2,000 miler listing/database.

  • Recent Threads

    AllDownhillFromHere

    Just finished the Wonderland Trail

    Thread Starter: AllDownhillFromHere

    I did it in 9 days, but it could have been 6. With reserved campsites, you really can use every hour of daylight.

    Good elevation climbs,

    Last Post By: rubyvermonter Today, 13:28 Go to last post
    peakbagger

    Rescue from Wildcat Mtn in NH - first person

    Thread Starter: peakbagger

    My rescue story off the ďATĒ (sort of)
    A few weekends ago we had a warm day up in Northern Nh. I had all my winter prep done and wanted some exercise.

    Last Post By: TexasBob Today, 13:26 Go to last post
    gearfreak

    FS: SWD Superior 40 Backpack

    Thread Starter: gearfreak

    This Superior Wilderness Designs pack has less than 100 miles on it. Very gently used and in like new condition. It is a frameless pack weighing in at

    Last Post By: gearfreak Today, 12:39 Go to last post
    JPritch

    Grand Canyon Escalante Route

    Thread Starter: JPritch

    Has anybody here ever done this route? I'm trying to plan a trip for next Spring for me and my daughter and I'm a bit confused on the permitting required

    Last Post By: GoldenBear Today, 12:34 Go to last post
    SRJ

    Southern leg mid June start question

    Thread Starter: SRJ

    Hi,

    Iíd like to hear from the community. If you were doing the Southern half of the trail from mid June to mid Sept. approximately. Would

    Last Post By: ldsailor Today, 11:04 Go to last post
    kushtakaa

    Allegheny Trail?

    Thread Starter: kushtakaa

    Wife & I flip-flop thru'd in '15 (Those Flippin' Milanders).

    We passed the "start?" of the Allegheny Trail in Central/Southern

    Last Post By: Cookerhiker Yesterday, 22:41 Go to last post