Completing a long-distance hike requires planning and research. Completing a long-distance hike when you have literally zero experience requires planning, research, deep breaths, and a good sense of humor about the fact that you’re a beginner and that you don’t know what you don’t know and that you will obviously make a lot of mistakes.

Yes, I made a lot of mistakes.

But here are the resources that helped me the most on my first hike, without which I would have made many more mistakes.

As I continue to find new and particularly helpful resources I’ll be sure to add them to the list as well!

Books & Blogs

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