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Trail Magic on Permit Day and My Official Start Date

Trail Magic on Permit Day and My Official Start Date

There I lay, wide awake at 4 a.m., still two and a half hours until the permit process started. Sleep did not come easy, if at all, the night before....

Nov 16, 2019 : Kevin Neft
5 Surprising Things from a First-Time Thru-Hiker

5 Surprising Things from a First-Time Thru-Hiker

It’s been two months since I finished the PNT and already it’s fading in the rear view. It seems like a million years ago. Before I set out on the...

Nov 16, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Wetfoot and Arry, Vol. 22, Days 49-51: I Walked 500 Miles

Wetfoot and Arry, Vol. 22, Days 49-51: I Walked 500 Miles

Day 49: 0.0 After a hot shower I started to feel more like a human. Next on the list was dinner at the pub.  I walked into the restaurant alone,...

Nov 15, 2019 : Katherine Boy
How I Beat Post-Trail Depression and Started Writing Again

How I Beat Post-Trail Depression and Started Writing Again

During my final days on the Appalachian Trail all I could think about was how excited I was to be done. I was tired, bored, lonely, and I had a...

Nov 15, 2019 : Will Krakow
14 States in 14 Weeks

14 States in 14 Weeks

Thru-hiking the Appalachian trail is a slightly insane challenge to take on for anyone. Going solo on this journey is another challenge for me. Now I am faced with a...

Nov 15, 2019 : Angela
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI The holidays are right around the corner, and next year's crop of thru-hiker hopefuls will be adding to their...

Nov 15, 2019 : Sponsored Post
Trail Correspondents Episode #22 | The End

Trail Correspondents Episode #22 | The End

Today  is the end of the trail.  For this one, we hear from our hikers twice, both the day before the Northern Terminus and at the finish line itself, with...

Nov 14, 2019 : Zach
My Bipolar Journey

My Bipolar Journey

The number one question: WHY? On every blog, on every Facebook or Instagram or Twitter account, the number one question that potential thru-hikers are asked… "Why?" Everyone has different

Nov 14, 2019 : Beth
The Science of What’s in Your Water, and Different Treatment Options

The Science of What’s in Your Water, and Different Treatment Options

You know you should treat your water. You know there are bugs potentially floating in that water, but what exactly could be in there? When should you use a certain...

Nov 14, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Kennedy Meadows South to Casa De Luna: In Which I Try to Get Caught Up on Blogging

Kennedy Meadows South to Casa De Luna: In Which I Try to Get Caught Up on Blogging

If I had to describe my PCT experience in one word, I'd probably say humbling. I wouldn't say I went in overly cocky or arrogant, but I certainly didn't come...

Nov 13, 2019 : Becky Booroojian