Want to be successful on your long distance thru-hike? Scratch that. Want to possibly ENJOY it? Author, Liz “Snorkel” Thomas has compiled all you need to know to stack the deck in your favor. Liz has more than 15,000 hiking miles under her belt, including a Triple Crown (Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and Appalachian Trail with a self supported speed record in 2011), pioneering traverse of the Chinook Trail across the Columbia River Gorge, and a pioneering solo traverse of the Wasatch Range. In this book, Liz shares a bounty of information from her own experience, as well as from other seasoned thru-hikers: tips about planning, budgeting, hygiene, gear, training, and potential missteps to avoid. It’s an easy read that is loaded with amazing photos to inspire your next hike.