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Blue marshmallow

Blue marshmallow

Happy Halloween!! Guess what I was? Yup that's right, a blue marshmallow! I got my puffy jacket this week and am in LOVE with it. Is it weird to sleep...

Oct 31, 2016 : Bethany Varner
It’s All About Saying Yes

It’s All About Saying Yes

The Trail to the Trail It all began with Instagram. I love looking at other people’s nature pictures. You might be surprised what adventures someone else’s picture can take you...

Oct 31, 2016 : Annette
I Thought It Was Fresh Air, but Was Afraid it Was Me

I Thought It Was Fresh Air, but Was Afraid it Was Me

Franklin So my last zero was 17 days ago in Hot Springs.  I'm ready.  I came into Franklin this afternoon feeling like I've been rode hard and put up wet....

Oct 31, 2016 : George Turner (Old Growth)
A Retrospective Update From the CDT: The San Juan Mountains

A Retrospective Update From the CDT: The San Juan Mountains

I remember cruising down switchbacks towards the Gila River outside of Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and seeing the snowcapped mountains in the distance. There they were, the famed San...

Oct 31, 2016 : Katie Brown
If at first you don’t succeed…

If at first you don’t succeed…

A year and a half ago, I stepped through the archway at Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia to begin a two thousand mile walk to Maine. Two hundred miles...

Oct 31, 2016 : Ronn Raszetnik
Slack packing 72 miles in PA

Slack packing 72 miles in PA

Slack packing PA (Oct 19-23) Meeting Mom None of us in the hostel in Delaware Water Gap slept well that evening and I awoke to a headache and feeling as...

Oct 30, 2016 : Hillary
New Jersey Summary

New Jersey Summary

New Jersey Stairway to Heaven I had made plans to slack pack with Becky the next day. It looked cloudy and not very promising. We began where I'd left of...

Oct 28, 2016 : Hillary
Week 11 – Cheshire, MA to Bennington VT

Week 11 – Cheshire, MA to Bennington VT

We have arrived in Bennington, VT and are going to be changing things up a bit! Soon, we will be NOBOs for a few days, only to again become SOBOs...

Oct 28, 2016 : Jamie Marsden
Signs from the Thru Hiking Gods

Signs from the Thru Hiking Gods

Hi All, I’m Rhys, nice to meet ya. Sorry it took me so long to get some words up here but I’ve been busy with a recent move, work, and...

Oct 28, 2016 : Rhys Hora
Post-Trail Life for The Stones

Post-Trail Life for The Stones

What Now?? Well, we have officially entered into the category of "former thru hikers". All of the thank-you cards have been sent out and all of the photos have been...

Oct 27, 2016 : The Stones