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A Week of Mountain Passes and Solitude

A Week of Mountain Passes and Solitude

This past week has been such a rich experience. I swam in freezing cold lakes, felt the intensity of the sun while climbing up steep switchbacks, saw the setting sun...

Jun 30, 2018 : Taylor Weixl
A 40-Mile Day, Drawn by the Lure of McDonald’s

A 40-Mile Day, Drawn by the Lure of McDonald’s

My feet propel over gritty sand in boisterous strides, as my eyes scan the five feet of visible trail ahead of me. The narrow beam of light produced by my...

Jun 30, 2018 : Matador
SOBO Tips for Katahdin and the 100-Mile Wilderness

SOBO Tips for Katahdin and the 100-Mile Wilderness

JD and I are enjoying our first zero day in Monson at Shaw’s Hiker Hostel. We slept in, ate some fruit, soaked our feet, and have not put on our...

Jun 29, 2018 : Jangie
Section O: Rolling into Mt. Shasta From Burney Falls

Section O: Rolling into Mt. Shasta From Burney Falls

Hello, everyone. Below is a short update for Section O in California on the PCT from Burney Falls to Interstate 5. Enjoy and happy trails. Two

Jun 29, 2018 : Chris Guynn
My Aborted 24-Hour Challenge

My Aborted 24-Hour Challenge

Hello, everyone. This update includes Beldon Town to McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. It also includes info on my aborted 24-hour challenge. I'm currently in Etna zeroing it up before

Jun 29, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Morale on the Trail and Dead Electronics

Morale on the Trail and Dead Electronics

Waking to the sound of silence is nice when it means the sound of rain is absent. It’s a stark contrast to last night’s rainstorm, and I was glad to...

Jun 29, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: My Worst Hiking Experience

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: My Worst Hiking Experience

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now, and you can find upcoming book tour events newest book.   Q) What was your worst hiking experience?

Jun 29, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
Back on Trail After a Shot for My Knee

Back on Trail After a Shot for My Knee

A day after leaving Delaware Water Gap. I started having further knee issues to the point where, it took me nine hours to walk ten miles. Needless to say, I...

Jun 29, 2018 : Noel Nason
New Jersey, New York, Food, and City Life

New Jersey, New York, Food, and City Life

I finally reached Delaware Water Gap, the easternmost edge of Pennsylvania. I was mentally and physically spent and in need of a day off. Thank goodness for church basement hostels...

Jun 29, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
Getting Rid of My Least Favorite Camp Chore

Getting Rid of My Least Favorite Camp Chore

I made a quick trip to REI today to pick up some last minute odds and ends. I haven't needed to purchase much in the realm of new gear since...

Jun 28, 2018 : Caitlin Doak