Eating Healthier on a Thru Hike is not an easy thing to do. Hike, Eat, Sleep, Repeat. That’s really all it comes down to when Thru Hiking. Hike as far as you want to, eat and get enough rest to enable you to keep hiking day after day.

In My first post on The Trek, I talked about all the ways I’m starting to get ready for the CDT. Eating healthier on my thru hike was one of the topics I’d be thinking on and this post is where I’m at with it.

After six months on the Appalachian Trail, I got to the point where I knew how I like to eat on the trail. I ate and will continue to eat staples like Ramen Noodles, Peanut Butter and Granola Bars. On the AT I did what most people do and resupplied at grocery stores and gas stations.

eating healthier on a thru hike is hard to do

One thing that’s going to be different on the CDT is how we resupply, we are going to use a combination of resupply methods.

1) When we can stop in a town with a decent grocery store we will resupply there for convenience.


2) When we have a stretch on the CDT that doesn’t have a good store we will have pre-staged food sent out to us by a friend.

By having our food pre-staged it enables us to have a little bit more control over what we eat rather than just buying what’s available in the store.


This is an excerpt of a post I wrote for The Trek

Click Here to head over to The Trek and read the rest of the post…..


Check out this video series I made about backpacking food ideas



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