Why AT SOBO?

Why AT SOBO?

Ramble My husband and I are currently living in Winter Park, CO. He's been in this town for seven years, and although I've been bouncing around the state for 3.5,...

Sep 20, 2019 : Alicia Pacalo
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Trends: Examining Gear, Budget, and Resources Over the Past 5 Years

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Trends: Examining Gear, Budget, and Resources Over the Past 5 Years

In 2014, we began conducting annual surveys about AT thru-hikers and attempting thru-hikers. Starting these surveys soon after my own thru-hike has been a really meaningful way for me to...

Sep 20, 2019 : Mariposa
The End – Wild, Wet, Windswept Olympic Coast

The End – Wild, Wet, Windswept Olympic Coast

The coastal section through the Olympic National Park starts, as many PNT sections do, with a 22-mile walk through forest roads. We walk it as fast as possible, knowing it’ll...

Sep 20, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Gear Review: The Cutaway by Nashville Pack and Equipment Company

Gear Review: The Cutaway by Nashville Pack and Equipment Company

There is an undeniable influence on thru-hiking from the ultrarunning community, as evidenced by the growing use of  items such as trail running shoes. However, there are some elements from

Sep 20, 2019 : Brandon Chase
Epic Olympics – PNT Section 9

Epic Olympics – PNT Section 9

It’s hard to know where to start to describe our section through the Olympic Mountains. It was vast, dynamic, tough, rugged. We went from mountain passes to river bottoms. We...

Sep 20, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Wetfoot and Arry, Vol. 21, Days 46-48: Green Mountain State of Mind

Wetfoot and Arry, Vol. 21, Days 46-48: Green Mountain State of Mind

Day 46: 14.7 Miles Lots of road walking today. Lots. Arry and I began the morning slowly and deliberately, relishing our time at the hostel and opting for a midmorning...

Sep 20, 2019 : Katherine Boy
Days 31 – 34: Slackpacking, Sagittarians, and Smiling

Days 31 – 34: Slackpacking, Sagittarians, and Smiling

Slack packing in Oregon. Not a fan of slack packing, but I am a huge fan of Oregon! I'm going to miss Oregon views and the "easier" trail.

Sep 19, 2019 : Cecelia Taylor
Wetfoot and Arry, Vol. 20, Days 43-45: Racing the Post Office

Wetfoot and Arry, Vol. 20, Days 43-45: Racing the Post Office

Day 43: 15.2 miles Not very stealthily camped once again. We have a long day tomorrow for what I call our sprint into Hanover. The post office closes at noon...

Sep 19, 2019 : Katherine Boy
Four Passes and Dead Quads – Sierra High Route – Day 3

Four Passes and Dead Quads – Sierra High Route – Day 3

Today started by heading straight up to White Pass. I followed the Cartridge South Fork that I camped next to last night. This start was another case of everything looking...

Sep 19, 2019 : Amelia Downs
The End: And That’s How You Finish the Goddamn CDT

The End: And That’s How You Finish the Goddamn CDT

I’m holding back tears sitting in the airport writing this up as I wait for my flight. Thinking about how to finish. Thinking over the past few days draws me...

Sep 19, 2019 : Bryan Walsh