Shenandoah National Park: The Musical

Shenandoah National Park: The Musical

Day 72-80: Blackrock Hut to Harper's Ferry, 141.1 miles Public Enemy #1 Of all of the things in the woods to fear, I never thought a nocturnal songbird would be...

Jul 22, 2017 : Erica Notini
I’m skipping the Sierras (and other things I think at a creek crossing)

I’m skipping the Sierras (and other things I think at a creek crossing)

Right now I'm camping on the south side of Woods Creek (pictured above) at mile 801 after watching my fiancé and hiking partner, Henri (Rooster) just barely make it across...

Jul 22, 2017 : Lauren Hafley
Katahdin: The Halfway Point for This Flip-Flopper

Katahdin: The Halfway Point for This Flip-Flopper

Good news all around! I survived southern Maine. I survived the 100 Mile Wilderness. I survived Katahdin. I survived Maine. Leaving the tough climbs of southern Maine was a blessed

Jul 22, 2017 : Mary Meixner
Rainier

Rainier

Whew, this one has taken a while for me to sort through. I'll start by saying that we made it to 13'700 ft, just shy of Rainier's 14'410 ft summit...

Jul 22, 2017 : Kate Bradley
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 7

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 7

Destination: Pharmacy The antihistamines I took overnight helped prevent further swelling, but I still had a cankle. We passed by Shenandoah Mountain which was painted with a 911 Memorial Flag,...

Jul 21, 2017 : Stubbs
Changing Moods (July 20)

Changing Moods (July 20)

When I hiked to Harpers Ferry, a part of me lamented the passing of time and reaching the "psychological half-way point" already.  I lamented that the trip would some day...

Jul 20, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Salisbury CT (July 12)

Salisbury CT (July 12)

I am in Connecticut now!  It feels good to be up North, in states that I have never been to before.  Today I decided to spend a night in town...

Jul 20, 2017 : Katie Eckman
A Beautiful Night (July 9)

A Beautiful Night (July 9)

Have been hiking with a friend for the past few days- Astronomer.  This is a perfect example of how you meet people on the trail that you probably wouldn't connect...

Jul 20, 2017 : Katie Eckman
New York and Hiker Kindness (July 6)

New York and Hiker Kindness (July 6)

Tough hiking today.  New York is much tougher than I expected.  The trail is constantly climbing up and down small mountains, which is so much more wearing than climbing a...

Jul 20, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Mahoosuc Notch (7/14, 7/15, 7/16)

Mahoosuc Notch (7/14, 7/15, 7/16)

Day 139, 7/14: Gentian Pond shelter -> Full Goose shelter (9.6 miles) I woke up before 6am in my hammock after having a dream that I was alone trying to...

Jul 20, 2017 : Snap