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Eat the ghost: Confronting the trial mindset

Eat the ghost: Confronting the trial mindset

The morning of my longest day dawned with cool temperatures and winds that quickly shrouded the peaks above me in a layer of dense cloud. In the Horns Pond Shelter...

Jul 17, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Being at the right place at the right time when bad things happen: getting sick on trail

Being at the right place at the right time when bad things happen: getting sick on trail

Getting sick during a long distance hike is pretty awful. It’s up there with losing your water filter down a river and hiking down 1.5 miles only to realize you...

Jul 17, 2018 : Caitlin Doak
​Documentary Review: “The High Sierra Trail”

​Documentary Review: “The High Sierra Trail”

Chris and John at the start of their hike The documentary has a beautifully unique voice and tone to it, thanks to the narration of retired Chief NPS Naturalist, William...

Jul 17, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Coming in Hot: Finishing CA and into Oregon

Coming in Hot: Finishing CA and into Oregon

Hello, everyone. Slightly behind on updates as I was busy trying to hike past the Klamathon Fire in Ashland and also celebrating the 4th of July, but here are the...

Jul 17, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Why I’m Hiking 1,000 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

Why I’m Hiking 1,000 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

Very soon, I’ll stand at the start of a far-fetched dream. The plan is to walk the Pacific Crest Trail from the Oregon/California border up to Canada, 1,000 miles on...

Jul 17, 2018 : Heather Pearson
Trail Correspondents Episode #10: Trail Food, Changing Physiques, and Gear Sent Home

Trail Correspondents Episode #10: Trail Food, Changing Physiques, and Gear Sent Home

Today's episode hits on a few subjects that are often the top of mind for thru-hikers and those curious about the undertaking. They are: food, how hikers' bodies change over...

Jul 16, 2018 : Zach
Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

I want to preface this by saying there are so many amazing thru-hikers. Most of whom would do anything to help you, always have a positive word to say, and...

Jul 16, 2018 : Eiryn Reynolds
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy Sleeping Bag 45-Degree

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy Sleeping Bag 45-Degree

Ready for a cozy night on the Colorado Trail! I was really excited when I first read the specs on this bag. I've been in the market for a lightweight...

Jul 16, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts From The #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts From The #PacificCrestTrail

It's just about that time again! Each week we showcase our favorite photos from Instagram using the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and #PacificCrestTrail. Here are a few of the best posts for your

Jul 16, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Applying Trail Wisdom to City Life (part 1)

Applying Trail Wisdom to City Life (part 1)

To preface, I'm half-convincing myself when writing this so please understand that I am also a thru-hiker who connects to the difficulty of post-trail life. I find there to be...

Jul 16, 2018 : Lauren Hafley