WhiteBlaze Pages 2023
A Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook.
AVAILABLE NOW. $5 for interactive PDF(smartphone version)
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 282 users online. 11 members and 271 guests

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

    1. alt.thomas,
    2. butterfly mama,
    3. franky,
    4. Gambit McCrae,
    5. illabelle,
    6. Mouser999,
    7. Recalc,
    8. smoothie25,
    9. swatsullivan,
    10. tiptoe
  • 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

    smithjv

    Big Meadows Campground Store

    Thread Starter: smithjv

    Not good info on where the "store" is for food resupply. Is it at the wayside, or closer to the lodge or picnic areas.
    What kind of camping

    Last Post By: GoldenBear Today, 09:18 Go to last post
    somers515

    My 2023 flip-flop AT attempt starting . .

    Thread Starter: somers515

    Starting my flip-flop AT attempt in a few days! Leaving from Harpers Ferry and heading north. Then will flip (or flop?) back to Harpers Ferry and head

    Last Post By: somers515 Today, 06:15 Go to last post
    DuctTape

    Disturbing Story of an Aggressive Black Bear in VA

    Thread Starter: DuctTape

    Here's a well-written, firsthand account of a bear harassing a pair of hikers in the middle of the night in their tent. They retreated from the campsite,

    Last Post By: RockDoc Yesterday, 23:29 Go to last post
    ncmtns

    Canada fires

    Thread Starter: ncmtns

    How have the fires out of Canada affected your hike lately?

    Last Post By: Soulman77 Yesterday, 19:16 Go to last post
    jigsaw

    hammock,tarp,underquilt

    Thread Starter: jigsaw

    for sale first gen warbonnet blackbird double layer hammock, superfly tarp with dutchware wasp and fleas and 20 degree yeti underquilt
    package

    Last Post By: Mhaupt11 Yesterday, 09:18 Go to last post
    sore ankle

    Water in New York

    Thread Starter: sore ankle

    I will be heading out to hike through New York in the next few weeks and am wondering about water sources. I see that the well pumps have been removed

    Last Post By: hikermiker Yesterday, 08:24 Go to last post