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Rain, Wind, Snow, and the Little Piggy that Cried All the Way

Rain, Wind, Snow, and the Little Piggy that Cried All the Way

“Mile 301.4 to mile 316.9.  Rain was the word of the day for all 15 miles.  I busted my ass to get a shelter spot and it worked.  It’s absolutely...

Apr 19, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Plan Your Dive, Dive Your Plan

Plan Your Dive, Dive Your Plan

At 6:30 a.m., the sound of the storm drags me from under the thin film of sleep I have struggled to wrap myself in all night. In my sleep, I...

Apr 19, 2018 : Evan Johnson
These Days

These Days

I get a lot of questions on what a typical day on trail is like so I have decided to do a breakdown of my daily routine on trail. 7-7:45...

Apr 19, 2018 : Mackenzie
Slow and Kind, Like the South

Slow and Kind, Like the South

As I’m writing this, it’s been almost exactly a month since I’d flown from Minnesota to Atlanta to start the trail -- watching the landscape slowly change beneath me from...

Apr 19, 2018 : Amanda Johnson
PCT Video Update Section C Recap

PCT Video Update Section C Recap

Hey guys.  I made a video below of a recap of PCT section C.  Have been enjoying doing the video posts instead of having to type them all out on...

Apr 19, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Silverback 50

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Silverback 50

Gossamer Gear has been a prominent brand in ultralight backpacking for almost 20 years. They have a reputation for simple, lightweight, high-functioning gear. I used the Silverback 50 on my...

Apr 19, 2018 : Pie
Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim: A Challenging and Exquisite 40+ Mile Day in the Grand Canyon

At-A-Glance Length: 42-48 miles, depending on which trailheads you choose to start and finish your hike Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Northern Arizona Trail Type: Out-and-Back, unless you

Apr 19, 2018 : Katie Gerber
I Got This!

I Got This!

The Data April 4-17 Day one to 15 Campo to Idyllwild Mile 0 to 179.4 Km 0 to 288.7 One zero A few neros The Story It seems fitting that...

Apr 19, 2018 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
Why You Should Join Your Local Appalachian Trail Club

Why You Should Join Your Local Appalachian Trail Club

With more than 6,000 volunteers dedicating around 270,000 hours each year, the Appalachian Trail is one of the world’s largest ongoing volunteer projects. Volunteers touch every aspect of what makes

Apr 18, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Trail Families: What Are They and Are They Beneficial?

Trail Families: What Are They and Are They Beneficial?

When you set off to thru-hike you are often leaving behind important people in your life. Particularly if you are heading to the trail solo, it may seem daunting and...

Apr 18, 2018 : April and Jake