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Getting My Feet Wet Outside Cuba, NM

Getting My Feet Wet Outside Cuba, NM

The farther north I hike in New Mexico, the more I have to think about the snow. Inevitably I will run out of snow-free trail. And then I will run...

May 31, 2019 : Pilar Schmidt
Letting Next Year Become This Year

Letting Next Year Become This Year

For the last five years, I've section hiked a portion of the Appalachian Trail. Every year I've said "I'm going to hike the Appalachian trial next year". Social media memories...

May 31, 2019 : Mike Joyce
Training for the PCT: Balmex, Butt Wipes, and Snot Rockets

Training for the PCT: Balmex, Butt Wipes, and Snot Rockets

With the hike quickly approaching my training seems to have paid off. Ready to tackle some miles after testing my gear and taking my first shit in the wilderness.

May 31, 2019 : Cecelia Taylor
The Lakeshore Trail: Travel the Length of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

The Lakeshore Trail: Travel the Length of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks is the setting for the Lakeshore Trail. The path runs the length of the park, approximately 43 miles, and is often within sight of Lake Superior and its...

May 31, 2019 : Jim Rahtz
Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

A nutritious diet isn’t something a lot of first time thru-hikers focus on. Being exhausted from logging 20+ mile days can lead to binge eating whatever highly processed foods you...

May 31, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Days Fifteen to Nineteen on the PCT: Cabazon to Big Bear Lake

Days Fifteen to Nineteen on the PCT: Cabazon to Big Bear Lake

Day 15 - Mile 214.1 Since checkout wasn’t until 11 AM, we took full advantage of this and slept in. While I was packing up, I found my old tent...

May 31, 2019 : Liz Archibald
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #AppalachianTrail

Happy (almost) National Trails Day! Celebrate the beloved hiker holiday by reveling in pictures taken by Appalachian Trail thru-hikers. They’ve been blessing our Instagram feeds with the good stuff,

May 31, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Gear, Gear, and Just Some More Gear!

Gear, Gear, and Just Some More Gear!

One might think that all these gear posts can get monotonous, but since you are reading this you know that gear might be the most interesting thing talked about between...

May 31, 2019 : Savannah Fredericks
To Colorado, or Not to Colorado….

To Colorado, or Not to Colorado….

This post provides a trail update for my CDT thru-hike as well as discussed the current question all CDT northbound hikers are facing: whether or not to try and push...

May 31, 2019 : Hungry Cat
Revisited: Reacting with Fear – A Woman’s Perspective on Solo Travel

Revisited: Reacting with Fear – A Woman’s Perspective on Solo Travel

Yes, there are risks involved in wandering off by yourself and yes, I understand that women are ‘targeted’ more often then men.But I refuse to let the fears of "what...

May 30, 2019 : Rachel Cheatham