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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

Gossamer Gear, founded in 1998, is a company that creates lightweight and versatile equipment with a goal of improving the backpacking experience. As friends of Appalachian Trials, they were kind

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