30 Results for "tennessee"

Gone Hikin’

Gone Hikin’

Goodbyes are hard, even when it is really just “see ya later.” This week I have done all of my favorite things in Tennessee for the “last time,” and while...

Jun 25, 2021 : Logan Roark
Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse or the PCT?

Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse or the PCT?

Zombies in 2021? It seems Nostradamus (loosely) predicted zombies coming in 2021. With the year we had in 2020 if zombies show up that should come as no surprise to...

Mar 8, 2021 : Thin Mint
Intro post and why a 30 something chick is running away to live in the woods…again

Intro post and why a 30 something chick is running away to live in the woods…again

Who am I? Welcome to my blog! My name is Jennifer.  I grew up in the south in east Tennessee, but have very few Southern qualities about me. First off,...

Feb 15, 2021 : Thin Mint
My Ultimate Year of Backpacking – A Transcontinental Shift

My Ultimate Year of Backpacking – A Transcontinental Shift

Back when life was normal, before COVID was a reality, I entered the PCTA lottery hoping to snag a PCT thru-hiking permit.  My number was something miserably high.  A few...

Jan 20, 2021 : David Smith
PCT 2020: Letting Go and Postponing Until 2021

PCT 2020: Letting Go and Postponing Until 2021

Two months ago, it was inconceivable that a pandemic would be the reason I questioned my PCT thru-hike. In my mind, the two biggest threats to my hike were pre-trail...

Mar 18, 2020 : Shannon Ryker
Trail-Related Closures, Reopenings Due to COVID-19

Trail-Related Closures, Reopenings Due to COVID-19

(Updated 7 a.m.. MT, May 28) The Trek is committed to providing the latest news on trail-related closures, postponements, and cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you know of...

Mar 18, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
I Tabled My 2020 PCT Thru-Hike Because of Coronavirus

I Tabled My 2020 PCT Thru-Hike Because of Coronavirus

Time flies when you're (not really) having fun. Three days ago I posted the rest of my gear for the PCT. Two days ago I made a plan to send...

Mar 16, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

Hiking in the Age of Coronavirus: What to Consider

(Updated 2:41 p.m. ET, March 19) On March 11, Barney and Sandy Mann—aka Scout and Frodo—sent an email notifying hikers who had signed up for their hostel and shuttling service...

Mar 13, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Less Than 60 Days

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Less Than 60 Days

Last April, I decided 2020 was the year I’d hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). We had family visiting from Seattle that week and were showing them all Tennessee had...

Feb 13, 2020 : Shannon Ryker
Introduction to Backpacking: My Fears, Therapy, and Friends

Introduction to Backpacking: My Fears, Therapy, and Friends

A Change of Plans I originally planned to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2018. I spent most of 2017 planning, prepping, and purchasing gear for the trip. In...

Jan 23, 2020 : Shannon Ryker