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Thru-Hiking Clinic

wed20mar5:00 pmThru-Hiking Clinicat Pack Rat Outdoor Center

Event Details

This clinic is for avid backpackers with aspirations of extending time on trail, or those curious about what a thru-hike is and how it differs from backpacking.

The content will have an emphasis on the Pacific Crest Trail, but if you are interested in the AT, CDT, or local long trails like the OHT, you’ll get plenty out of this clinic!

Attendees will receive handout materials, including sources for further reading. There will be a book giveaway at the end of the clinic with excellent titles about long trail experiences.

About the presenter:
@whistles_onthe_pct hiked the PCT in 2022, the Ouachita Trail in 2020, and has backpacking experience both in the U.S & Internationally.

We will cover the timeline of a Thru-hike in 3 chunks, but conversations will be mainly driven by class questions:

1) Preparation Before – Training, Budget, Expectations, Logistics, Permits, Gear
2) During the Hike – Culture/ Lifestyle, Hitching & Town, Nutrition, Weather and Hazards, Trail Closures, and Leave No Trace
3) After the Hike is Done- Recovery, Adjustment back to “Normal”, and Mental Health

$5.00 USD


(Wednesday) 5:00 pm


Pack Rat Outdoor Center

209 W Sunbridge Dr. Fayetteville, AR