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‘Twas The Night Before Campo

‘Twas The Night Before Campo

'Twas the night before Campo When all through the hotel The creatures were stirring Awaiting the alarm bell The packs were loaded to the brim with care In hopes that...

May 22, 2019 : Kelsey & Cody
Things I have learned in a year of preparing to hike on Canada’s Great Trail

Things I have learned in a year of preparing to hike on Canada’s Great Trail

As I head back to Ontario after 40 days and 750 km of training to pick up the extra gear I need to start my hike in St. John’s Newfoundland...

May 22, 2019 : Sonya
Mountains and Magic: Contemplations and Introspection

Mountains and Magic: Contemplations and Introspection

Out of town and Up the Mountain It was fairly difficult leaving Wrightwood, CA. Two nights of big meals and relaxation are sure to make you lazy. I finally got...

May 22, 2019 : Benjamin Martin
Honoring Stronghold, and a Life Well Lived on the Appalachian Trail

Honoring Stronghold, and a Life Well Lived on the Appalachian Trail

By all accounts, Ronald "Stronghold" Sanchez Jr. was where he wanted to be: Hiking the Appalachian Trail and trying to put years of post-Iraq War trauma behind him. “He was...

May 22, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Solo, SOBO and only 17!

Solo, SOBO and only 17!

Just a little intro to me and my hike! I am 17 years old and almost graduated from High School, I head up to Maine one week post-graduation and will...

May 22, 2019 : Savannah Fredericks
Feeling Safe Again on the Appalachian Trail

Feeling Safe Again on the Appalachian Trail

The recent killing on the Appalachian Trail of Jim: What about weapons? I get asked all the time if I carry a gun on the trail. Howard: While it is...

May 22, 2019 : Jim Rahtz
Solemates // Soulmates

Solemates // Soulmates

Alright y'all, I've got a question. What is more important to ya, your feet or your friends? To some, friends are 'ride or dies.' You talk to your besties everyday,...

May 22, 2019 : Kelly Graner
TEARing Across Europe

TEARing Across Europe

Thousands of us aspire to hike across the United States each year, whether it’s via the PCT, the AT, or the CDT. For a lot of us, one long-distance thru-hike...

May 22, 2019 : Jenna Duesterhoeft
Don’t Forget to Follow Some Blue Blazes in Life

Don’t Forget to Follow Some Blue Blazes in Life

“Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege.  Use it.  Dwell in possibility.”  —Oprah Winfrey As most of you readers out there know, AT hikers...

May 21, 2019 : Ruth Morley
What We Carry With Us

What We Carry With Us

Last week, I posted all about my gear and the things I need to be comfortable and survive. Today, I think it's time to share some of reasons I have...

May 21, 2019 : Susan