This adventure will literately take me to Hell and back again. Hells Canyon that is. The deepest canyon in the lower 48. Just like all journeys this one has to start somewhere. Many will say that every journey starts with the first step. I disagree every journey starts with packing. Then unpacking, repacking, then unpacking, […]

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I am finally in Georgia. Sitting here in Dahlonega enjoying  a nice sunny day. Today is our rest day. The plan is to go through my gear one last time and get some last min items. How we got to Georgia was a good trip with some unexpected turns. Here is what happened. My friend Chris and […]

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Only 16 days until the trail and there is so much to do and very little time left. I have spent most of the past few weeks snowed in. We have had more snow in the past 2 weeks than we have had in several years. Granted 16 inches isn’t a massive amount compared to […]

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In this video I go over my Shelter and my sleeping kit. What all are you using? Happy trails Adam Adam Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally […]

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Hey everyone I wanted to share with you an article I wrote for CampingRoadTrip.com’s November Newsletter. The article is titled Preparing to Hike the Appalachian Trail and can be read in full here.  Please enjoy. Don’t forget that t-shirts are still available and my inventory is shrinking so get yours today!   Happy Trails Adam […]

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Over the past week I have been looking at my guide books, reading trail journals, and crunching numbers.  I have managed to get through most of the trail on paper with only 500 miles left. I will most likely end up shaving some miles off a few of the days and adding more days in. […]

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I hope you have been staying cool with all of these really hot summer months this year. Because of the heat do much of anything outdoors has been pretty brutal. I have been working on more logistics and planning of the trip. Did you know that there were roughly 105 post offices you can send […]

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Get them while they last the first order of shirts has arrived. I have both ladies fitted shirts and mens shirts of various sizes. For those of you who pre-ordered them they will be on their way soon. Sizes run small and are 100% cotton. Adam Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and […]

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Due to just a bunch of crazy things going on right now I sadly have to report I do not have any great words of wisdom for today nor anything exciting to give away.  Have you been following the Hydration summit?  If now or even if you have please head on over and check out […]

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6 days ago a very important milestone happened. Hikingthetrail.com celebrated its first year of existence. I wanted to thank everyone who has been reading my blog and following my adventure thus far on Twitter Facebook and the rest of the social networks. A lot has happened in the past year and I honestly can not believe […]

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ALPS-Mountaineering-Clearwater

For Philmont and the Appalachian Trail (AT) I have chosen to use the ALPS Mountaineering Clearwater sleeping bag. The decision came mostly because I found it for a really great price. The ALPS Mountaineering Clearwater sleeping bag is a synthetic bag that is rated at 35 degrees, 21 ounces of fill weight, and weighs in at […]

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MerrelRefugeCoreVentilator

The Merrel Refuge Core Mid Ventilator boot was tested in the follow ways. 1. During a normal work day 2. Walking 6 miles in the city around the neighborhood no pack 3. Hiking 6 miles with a 40lb pack with water food the works. Not only are they are great looking boot they also are […]

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The Spring into Adventure giveaway has ended and I just wanted to say thank you to all of the bloggers involved. You are truly a great group of folks and I am very blessed to have met you all and look forward to future exciting partnerships. I also want to thank all of the sponsors […]

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As I continue to go over my gear list, revise it, and find ways to cut back on weight. I also find myself wanting to add a very special gift to my gear list that would only add dead weight to the gear but would provide a great comfort to my expeditions.  After long deliberations and […]

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Are you enjoying the weather as much as I have been? I wanted to update everyone on where things are whats going on and what is coming up. Merchandise  I have been working with a print shop to get some awesome t-shirts made.  I am going to be getting a run of men’s and women’s […]

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With the weather being so nice lately we have been working in the yard lately attempting to grow grass, plant flowers, start a smallish garden.  So far we have not killed any plants and grass is growing. (knock on wood).  Lots of lawn mowing and various other yard work is being done and we are […]

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This past weekend a friend of mine ran the Brew to Brew Marathon. It is a 45(ish) mile race that traditionally consists of teams of 6 – 10 people running from the Boulevard Brewery, Kansas City MO, to the Free State Brewery, Lawrence, KS. View Course Map  They run this crazy race to raise money for the Cystic […]

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