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Crossing into New Jersey – I Finished My First State!

Crossing into New Jersey – I Finished My First State!

Written on June 27th, 2019 I hobbled into Wind Gap, Pennsylvania to hit the post office, sit at a restaurant and charge my phone for a while, then put in...

Jul 22, 2019 : Sara Rollins
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 7/22

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 7/22

Happy Christmas in July to anyone looking for an excuse to upgrade their gear! Happy July to everyone else who doesn't need an

Jul 22, 2019 : Rachel S
Maps Versus Apps for Backcountry Navigation

Maps Versus Apps for Backcountry Navigation

There have been major changes in the the world of backcountry navigation over the past two decades—heck, in the world of navigation in general. Back when I was a child,...

Jul 21, 2019 : Socked In
SOBO Approach Trail

SOBO Approach Trail

As my southbound journey began, I felt a rush of peace and complete bewilderment. I was entirely ready, while simultaneously being utterly unprepared. It's extremely gratifying to no longer be

Jul 21, 2019 : Mike Joyce
What I’ve Learned so Far on My PCT Thru-Hike

What I’ve Learned so Far on My PCT Thru-Hike

I like to think I’m a sponge out here on trail: all of the moments I’m hiking give me an opportunity to learn something new about myself, my capabilities, and...

Jul 21, 2019 : Daya
A Long-Overdue Trail Update

A Long-Overdue Trail Update

This blog post started as an update from 800 miles in. Somehow I'm now at over 1,300 miles and am still struggling to finish it. With longer-mileage days comes less...

Jul 21, 2019 : Lucy (Hermione)
Into the North

Into the North

A quick update on Harpers Ferry, Maryland, and surviving Pennsylvania

Jul 21, 2019 : Sarahmarie Specht-Bird
Hiking Katahdin – aka “The Bear”

Hiking Katahdin – aka “The Bear”

After landing in Bangor, ME, and walking all over town to get our food for the first stretch of the trail and send the luggage we flew our packs in...

Jul 21, 2019 : Cassidy Camp
Week 4: Challenges, Summits, and Milestones

Week 4: Challenges, Summits, and Milestones

Despite thinking I would have to take it easy, I found myself being able to push myself through. I was excited to be able to do my first PCT challenge...

Jul 20, 2019 : Kali Cecil
Three Faces of the Trail… Plus ROAD TRIP!

Three Faces of the Trail… Plus ROAD TRIP!

I find that, for me, there are three different faces of the Appalachian Trail. The first is the trail itself, the time spent surrounded by nature. Because I spend most...

Jul 20, 2019 : Ruth Morley