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Hostel Hoedown – Days 25-28

Hostel Hoedown – Days 25-28

Day 25 Mileage: 406.5-430.4 After hiking for a bit we were able to regain cell service for the first time in a few days and set some things up for...

Jun 24, 2019 : Kelsey & Cody
Prof on the PCT: Desert Part 2 and Prepping for the Sierras

Prof on the PCT: Desert Part 2 and Prepping for the Sierras

I'm writing on day 52 (mile 745) from a motel in Lone Pine after a short night of hot sleep. We weren't planning on staying in town, but we got...

Jun 24, 2019 : Carl Stanfield
Time to Flip

Time to Flip

I've just spent the first two days of summer in Leadville, CO, watching it snow. Just when I think it can't possibly snow more, it does. Even the locals are...

Jun 23, 2019 : Hungry Cat
It’s Been a While

It’s Been a While

What a whirlwind. I'm over 1,600 miles into the trail now and I often need to pinch myself to make sure it's all real. The memories of the first three-quarters...

Jun 22, 2019 : Scott Benerofe
Magic on the Appalachian Trail

Magic on the Appalachian Trail

Written on June 8, 2019 Today is my 11th day on trail.  I’ve already experienced so many moments of magic and beauty.   ~Caledonia State Park~ After two sleeps on...

Jun 22, 2019 : Sara Rollins
AT Mile 750: “What Am I Capable Of?” High Highs and Low Lows in Maine

AT Mile 750: “What Am I Capable Of?” High Highs and Low Lows in Maine

On Tuesday, I hit the AT at the road crossing of Maine highway 27 for my first southbound miles of the entire journey. My heart was full of positivity and...

Jun 22, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Smells, Backpacks, and Wildlife of the AT

Smells, Backpacks, and Wildlife of the AT

What you are about to read really happened as it happened. The AT, it’s what we call the AT out here on the AT, (in places far from the trail...

Jun 22, 2019 : Deadpool
The Weight of Invisible Illness: Type 1 Diabetes

The Weight of Invisible Illness: Type 1 Diabetes

On the trail we all have a pack to carry. As we prepare for a long trek, we obsess about our base pack weights. Counting grams, swapping out gear, minimizing...

Jun 21, 2019 : Mike Joyce
First-Day Learnings – It’s Just Walking, Isn’t It?

First-Day Learnings – It’s Just Walking, Isn’t It?

So, my first day of hiking is done. 32km (20 miles) completed, through the fields and forests surrounding Vienna. Maybe because I effectively walked past my house (I am writing...

Jun 21, 2019 : Brendan Clarke
Road Walks, Kangaroo Mice, and Summits – Days 21-24

Road Walks, Kangaroo Mice, and Summits – Days 21-24

  Day 21Mileage: 342.0 to 351.9 We woke up astonishingly late in such a cozy bed and after a late night. Footloose was awake as well and we all walked...

Jun 21, 2019 : Kelsey & Cody