Archives

More Hard Learned Backpacking Lessons

More Hard Learned Backpacking Lessons

That's me just after being dropped off at the trail head. The snow had melted by our next day backpacking. Backpacking in the Snow A year after the

Aug 15, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Mile 1446.6 – Mile 1565.8

Mile 1446.6 – Mile 1565.8

Mile 1458.4 Kirsten and I started hiking around noon today. We had a few errands in the morning to take care of and it was nice to have a little...

Aug 15, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Why The Appalachian Trail? Why Now?

Why The Appalachian Trail? Why Now?

Why The Appalachian Trail? Why Now? I've been asked this question a few times as word has trickled around to friends and family that I'm planning to hike the Appalachian...

Aug 14, 2017 : Alex
It’s All Good:  Working Hard on the Trail and Reaping the Benefits

It’s All Good: Working Hard on the Trail and Reaping the Benefits

Things happen for reason. Fate had it that, during the past two weeks, I would have my first two nights' experience of sleeping alone in shelters and a solo night in a meadow. ...

Aug 14, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Meet the Family

Meet the Family

Who are We? Hello! I'm Cieria (pronounced Sierra) and I'm thru hiking the Appalachian Trail with my fiance, Michael, and our two pups, Zara, the Siberian Husky, and Leo, the...

Aug 14, 2017 : Cieria Bassett
Home is Where my Tent is (at least for now)

Home is Where my Tent is (at least for now)

I have spent the last 88 miles in Massachusetts. This is the only state the AT passes through that I have lived in and have some real claim to. Walking...

Aug 14, 2017 : Leah
How an Audiobook Persuaded Me to Thru-Hike the PCT

How an Audiobook Persuaded Me to Thru-Hike the PCT

There were mere days remaining of my 2013 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. My mind was made up - I was never doing another thru-hike. Four years later I listened to my first audiobook....

Aug 14, 2017 : Lindsey Gordon
Highs and Lows

Highs and Lows

A few weeks ago in southern Oregon, I was running like a madwoman through clouds of mosquitoes while listening to a meditation podcast with hopes of finding some zen. Drenched...

Aug 13, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
Starting The Whites  (August 5)

Starting The Whites (August 5)

Another rainy day, another McDonalds.  Unexpectedly, I've come to appreciate McDonalds in a new way as a thru hiker.  Often there are outlets here for charging my phone, and no...

Aug 13, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Omelette Man (August 2)

Omelette Man (August 2)

This morning I woke up to the last traces of sunrise and the gentle call of the mourning doves.  This is a good way to wake up, just kind of...

Aug 13, 2017 : Katie Eckman