Backpacking & ThruHiking with Heather Anderson and Tom Gathman

Join two to the most accomplished backpackers on the planet to dissect all things trip planning, gear, food, navigation, pro tips, and more!

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Level: 
Beginner - Intermediate
Videos: 
43
Length: 
4 hr 50 min

About the Course

Crux Academy is thrilled to partner with some of the most accomplished and recognizable athletes in the world of backpacking and thru hiking. Heather Anderson and Tom Gathman have almost 100K hiking miles logged between the two of them (that's more than 4 times around planet earth)! In this course, that hard-earned knowledge and experience is distilled into an easy to understand structure, so you can take learn from their mistakes and make that next hiking trip your best yet. So whether you're aiming to just do your first overnight trip, or you're planning a month's long trip on the Appalachian Trail (AT), this course is designed to be your guide, and trust us you're in good hands.

What you're going to learn:

  • How to set yourself up for success during the trip planning phase
  • Trail logistics: gear, camping, food on the trail, navigation, and more
  • Training and fitness exercises for hiking and long-distance backpacking
  • Pro tips for each experience level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
  • And much more!

We're psyched for you!

Let's dive in.

Lesson 1: Introduciton

Meet Heather

5:14

Meet Tom

4:29

What the Trail Can Offer

2:55

Backpacking and Thru Hiking in a Nutshell

4:20

What You Will Learn in This Course

3:01

Lesson 2: Planning Your Trip

Lesson 3: Financial Planning

Tips & Tricks For Financial Planning

3:48

Lesson 4: Mental Aspects of Long Trips

Developing Resiliency

6:51

Personal Growth on the Trail

3:59

Loneliness On the Trail

2:51

Re-entry to Society

7:25

FKT Motivations

3:16

Lesson 5: Physical Preparation

Fitness Basics

4:30

Sport Specific Training

8:31

Lesson 6: Nutrition

Basics and Logistics

5:50

Cooking Kit

10:34

Trail Food

9:23

Things to Consider

6:56

Handling Trash

5:59

Lesson 7: Gear

Inside Tom's Pack

13:15

Inside Heather's pack

10:32

Tom's Clothing Kit

12:50

Heather's Clothing Kit

7:52

Lesson 8: Safety

The Basics

5:16

Safety Equipment

8:15

Hygiene

4:59

Additional Safety Considerations

7:26

Lesson 9: Navigation

Navigation Basics

6:31

Farout App Demo

4:47

Gaia GPS Demo

6:30

Lesson 10: Camping

Campsite Selection

7:53

Planning Campsites On Your Trip

4:57

Setting Up Tents

12:32

Sleeping

6:08

Camping Etiquette

15:46

Lesson 11: Classic Trips and Our Favorites

Beginner Trips

4:22

Intermediate and Advanced Trips

5:58

Favorite Trips

2:49

Lesson 12: Finding a Community

A Shared experience

6:05

Lesson 13: LNT and Trail Etiquette

Leave No Trace

6:03

Conclusion

Course Conclusion

00:58

Files & Resources

Browse all the links and downloads mentioned in the course. If you would like us to include any other resource, please let us know by contacting us here.

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Backpacking and Thru Hiking Resource Guide
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1-1 Mentoring Sign Up
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Course Audio Files (Individual Lessons)
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Contact Heather
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Contact Tom
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