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How it all began

How it all began

An Epiphany of sorts...so, I'm not an overly religious man...in fact, I tell family and friends that I'm home -churched.  It doesn't mean I'm an atheist or agnostic, just that...

Jul 31, 2015 : Duke Conrad
Caterpocalypse New Jersey

Caterpocalypse New Jersey

I pushed a long rocky day out of Pennsylvania to meet my best friend Sean in Delaware Water Gap, a town on the border with New Jersey. We camped that...

Jul 31, 2015 : David
Possum and Ukelady Continue To Own Virginia

Possum and Ukelady Continue To Own Virginia

Day 104: July 9th – 1.7 miles We woke up in the most comfortable bed, showered, and ate a cereal breakfast. Grace's cousin, Bob, was leaving around 8 AM for...

Jul 31, 2015 : Mike and Grace
The Heaviest Pack on the Appalachian Trail? A Tribute to Uhaul

The Heaviest Pack on the Appalachian Trail? A Tribute to Uhaul

So, who is Uhaul? Whenever I talk or write about pack weight, I can't help but think about Uhaul, a 2011 AT hiker. He was one of those hikers you...

Jul 30, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
How to Score Cheap and Discounted Food for Your Thru-Hike

How to Score Cheap and Discounted Food for Your Thru-Hike

Use Discount Food Grocery Stores to Improve Your Mail Drops A sampling of what you can expect to find at a discount food store When planning for my hikes I’ve...

Jul 30, 2015 : Faren MacDonald
Why I Left the Jetboil at Home

Why I Left the Jetboil at Home

Pre-Trail I decided during my PCT planning process earlier this year that I would go stove-less for the first time. A lot of it had to do with the hundreds...

Jul 30, 2015 : Amy Bee
Getting Over the Hump: Peekskill, NY to North Adams, MA

Getting Over the Hump: Peekskill, NY to North Adams, MA

Oops, it looks like it's been quite a while since my last blog post. I tell you what, it gets harder and harder to write a blog post the more...

Jul 30, 2015 : Team SeeStar (Kyler & Laura)
Venturing into New England  (1683 Miles)

Venturing into New England (1683 Miles)

Greetings from Rutland, Vermont! After six days in the woods I've temporarily escaped the green tunnel for some rest at a hostel in Vermont. The trail scenery has greatly improved...

Jul 29, 2015 : Jesse Smith
Why Chunk Hiking is the Best

Why Chunk Hiking is the Best

Why not Thru-hiking? I’ve thru-hiked the ‘big three’ --- Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail.  I like thru-hiking.  I like it a lot! But there are...

Jul 29, 2015 : Brian Lewis
Gear Review – Outdoor Research Helium II Women’s   

Gear Review – Outdoor Research Helium II Women’s  

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purpose of review.  This article might sound more like an ode to Fit: I am using a size small. I am 5’4”, about...

Jul 29, 2015 : Maggie Wallace