An emotional start…

An emotional start…

I’ve been fighting back tears for the past 24 hours, and have failed miserably. I look like a hot mess and feel even worse. Seems odd for someone who is...

Mar 4, 2024 : Smiley
The Last Section Part 13: Out of the 100 Mile Wilderness!

The Last Section Part 13: Out of the 100 Mile Wilderness!

Part 13 of a 188 mile Appalachian Trail section hike in Maine in September, 2023. This post is about day 18 of my hike, from Rainbow Spring Campsite to the...

Mar 4, 2024 : Sarah Lesiecki
Finding our Temporary Hostel Home

Finding our Temporary Hostel Home

At the Gooch Gap shelter, the decision was made to find a hostel for the next night’s stay. Our gear was absolutely saturated from the previous day’s soaking rain. Reservations...

Mar 4, 2024 : Mike
Pinhoti Trail: NERO to Cave Spring

Pinhoti Trail: NERO to Cave Spring

Day: 27 Yesterday's Goals: Walk into Cave Springs, take a long hot shower, and relax.   Activities of The Day:   I didn't sleep that well last night again. However,...

Mar 4, 2024 : None Given
Changes – Gear List edition

Changes – Gear List edition

More prep and packing going on over here! I fly out in about three weeks. I fly out in three weeks. THREE weeks. Good golly. It's coming up quickly! Oddly...

Mar 4, 2024 : Kristine Hartlaub
The Things We Carry

The Things We Carry

So why am I adding things now - at the last minute? I’ve been given gifts to carry.

Mar 4, 2024 : Tara Graham
Almost Naked, Definitely Afraid

Almost Naked, Definitely Afraid

Ewww, What’s That Smell Preparing for the AT has to be similar to preparing to be on the show Naked and Afraid. You know you are going to be cold,...

Mar 4, 2024 : Delta
Leki Black Series FX Carbon Trekking Poles Review

Leki Black Series FX Carbon Trekking Poles Review

While trekking pole selection may not be a high priority for the intrepid thru-hiker, the category is surprisingly diverse. Hikers interact with their poles perhaps more than any other piece...

Mar 4, 2024 : Alex "GPS" Brown
Chaunce Hiked the Foothills Trail! Terrain, Difficulty, Hiking with a Dog, and Gear (BPR #243)

Chaunce Hiked the Foothills Trail! Terrain, Difficulty, Hiking with a Dog, and Gear (BPR #243)

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, Chaunce hiked the Foothills Trail! With Chaunce being just a few days removed from this 76-mile gem of a hike,...

Mar 4, 2024 : Backpacker Radio
What I Would Do Differently on My 2023 PCT Hike

What I Would Do Differently on My 2023 PCT Hike

What if you could go back? The phenomenon of impermanence is present in everyone’s lives. Not to delve too deeply, but I choose to wake with a conscious knowledge that...

Mar 4, 2024 : Emma Ramsey