A Beginner's Guide to Thru-Hiking: Part I
By Colleen McVay / April, 2020
What is Thru or Section-Hiking?
Thru-hiking describes the act of backpacking end-to-end of a long distance trail, such as the Pacific Crest or Appalachian Trail. These treks require extensive preparation, training, and knowledge in the backpacking field, as well as an appreciation for the natural wonders that come with them.