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The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 16

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 16

Hobbling Around Maine There was a Junco with a defective leg that would hop around the Little Bigelow Lean-to which I kept feeding. I guess it's just the old lady...

Sep 30, 2017 : Stubbs
What Happens Now?

What Happens Now?

One day before the 5 month anniversary of our start date, we stepped across the clear cut in the forest that denotes the US-Canadian border and reached the northern terminus...

Sep 29, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come

I knew it was time to get back on the trail when I was upset that I didn't have enough time to get an acai bowl before my Thai massage....

Sep 29, 2017 : Kate Bradley
This Week’s Glorious Before-and-After Photos [One pic is NSFW]

This Week’s Glorious Before-and-After Photos [One pic is NSFW]

From fresh gear and nervous excitement at one end, to the dirt-streaked finisher 2,000 miles later, here are this week's thru-hike before-and-after photos. Have one to add? Send it to

Sep 29, 2017 : The Editors
Gear Review: Sea to Summit Micro McIII Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Sea to Summit Micro McIII Sleeping Bag

www.seatosummitusa.com  Image from Sea to Summit   Circumstances of Review I tried the Micro McIII on multiple car camping and backpacking trips in the areas surrounding Vail and

Sep 29, 2017 : Danielle
The Great Green Mountains

The Great Green Mountains

Day 116 - 126: Vermont to New Hampshire, 151.4 miles The day we stepped foot in Vermont, the clouds parted and the angels sang (or maybe it was just Inasias)....

Sep 28, 2017 : Erica Notini
Good Hygiene Matters.  Period.

Good Hygiene Matters. Period.

There's pride in being hikertrash Yes, smelling like nothing you've ever smelt before is something for which to feel truly accomplished on the trail.  Your smell sets you apart from...

Sep 28, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
Should I Quit Daily Blogging for the Pacific Crest Trail?

Should I Quit Daily Blogging for the Pacific Crest Trail?

I am finally getting closer to the ‘6 months to go’ mark for my 2018 PCT thru-hike! Besides refining my gear list and saving those precious dollars, I have also been...

Sep 27, 2017 : Lindsey Gordon
151. Prepare Yourself.

151. Prepare Yourself.

No unfortunately we are not taking shots of a crappy rum...I'm talking about how long I have left to prepare. Countdown to the Start: 151 days. I have exactly 151...

Sep 27, 2017 : Kathleen Krause
A Thru-Hike for Everyone: 5 Trails Under 200 Miles

A Thru-Hike for Everyone: 5 Trails Under 200 Miles

Recent books and movies have inspired countless hikers and potential hikers to dream about thru-hiking one of the “big three” of America’s long trails: The Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail,...

Sep 27, 2017 : Jim Rahtz