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Rain at Last

Rain at Last

Rain and Questions It was still raining - just drizzling - when I went for my morning hike. So I got to try out my new rain jacket. Or more...

Sep 30, 2015 : Eva Briggs
Wine Wall and Low Crowds

Wine Wall and Low Crowds

Day five saw us encounter the famous wine wall of Irache, which is literally a wine spigot on the side of a bodega wall along the trail. On how many...

Sep 30, 2015 : Brian Lewis
Possum and Ukelady Summit Vermont!

Possum and Ukelady Summit Vermont!

Day 169: September 13th – 9 miles Last night I successfully fought off throwing up in the bunk house. Fun times. This morning we woke up at Upper Goose Pond...

Sep 29, 2015 : Mike and Grace
Techno-withdrawal

Techno-withdrawal

One of the most challenging things for me while hiking will almost-definitely-maybe be the lack of readily available technological perks. I mean, I was just sitting here wondering which movies...

Sep 28, 2015 : Victoria Ketteringham
Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Lightweight Backpack

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Lightweight Backpack

Mariposa. Zach Davis himself. With lightweight construction and easy customization, the Mariposa sounded like the right pack for me. Yes, dog, please shake lake water all over my

Sep 28, 2015 : Ashli Baldwin
So Long, Citrus Bandit

So Long, Citrus Bandit

Mice Strike Back Curfluffle. The sound of a small bag falling woke me in the night. Blinking confusingly, I turn over into my warm sleeping bag. Sweet Roll said that...

Sep 28, 2015 : C.M. Pagels
Started from the Bottom and Now We’re Here: North Adams, MA to Baxter Peak, ME

Started from the Bottom and Now We’re Here: North Adams, MA to Baxter Peak, ME

A couple of years before hiking the Appalachian Trail, I was on a hike with my mother in the White Mountains when we encountered two young women seated having lunch....

Sep 28, 2015 : Dakota Jackson
5 Ponds Trip – September 18th – 20th, 2015

5 Ponds Trip – September 18th – 20th, 2015

I headed out for a three day trip to try out my new gear - most importantly my tent, sleeping bag, stove, DeLorme InReach, and water filter. I had hoped...

Sep 28, 2015 : Eva Briggs
Vermont’s Long Trail – My Final Thru Hike of 2015

Vermont’s Long Trail – My Final Thru Hike of 2015

Like many AT thru hikers I found myself wondering just what exactly was on the other side of that sign at Maine Junction just behind the Inn at Long Trail....

Sep 28, 2015 : Sprinkles
Cruising In Navarre

Cruising In Navarre

As planned, we didn't spend a lot of time in Pamplona. We did see strong wooden barriers set up, clearly to channel bulls or something similar. Yet I'm pretty sure...

Sep 28, 2015 : Brian Lewis