Too Many Parentheses – A Trail Correspondent’s Tale

Too Many Parentheses – A Trail Correspondent’s Tale

Hiya! My name is Madi and I am going to be part of the Trail Correspondents Podcast SoBoing the PCT starting June 20th! A little about me: I’m a Kiwi...

May 24, 2019 : Madi Piechota
Backpacker Radio 38 | Legend on his Arizona Trail FKT, The Great Western Loop, and Supergluing His Foot Shut

Backpacker Radio 38 | Legend on his Arizona Trail FKT, The Great Western Loop, and Supergluing His Foot Shut

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio, myself plus a very special guest co-host are joined by Legend.  He's back, and does he have new stories to share.  We chat all...

May 24, 2019 : Zach
Trail Opinions and Projecting Your Personal Fears onto Others!

Trail Opinions and Projecting Your Personal Fears onto Others!

I was inspired by this article topic when for the third time that same morning a section hiker tried to dissuade us from our Lehigh Valley rock scramble ascent in...

May 23, 2019 : JC Van Etten
Sandstone: Highly Recommended!

Sandstone: Highly Recommended!

Heading out of Grants I was looking forward to Mount Taylor, which looms 11,307 feet tall and gentle, above the valley. Taking the Mount Taylor alternate would make the mountain...

May 23, 2019 : Pilar Schmidt
Mind vs. Body – The Beginning of the PCT

Mind vs. Body – The Beginning of the PCT

I have competed in one of the hardest half-marathons in the world, raced in ultramarathons, and was a collegiate athlete, but the first few days of my first thru-hike were...

May 23, 2019 : Parker Semin
2019 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Favorite Gear and Top Advice

2019 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Favorite Gear and Top Advice

We're a few solid months into thru-hiker season on the Appalachian Trail, and it seemed as good a time as any to check in with our bloggers. We asked for...

May 23, 2019 : The Editors
Mile 470 – Hardcore Damascus

Mile 470 – Hardcore Damascus

On Thursday we arrived in Damascus, VA, for Trail Days. Hiking in felt like a strange pilgrimage to Mecca. Section hikers flock to get a few days of hiking in...

May 23, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Gear Review: Altra Timp 1.5

Gear Review: Altra Timp 1.5

The Timp 1.5 is a zero-drop trail running shoe from Altra that hits a sweet spot of cushioning between their popular Lone Peak and their max-cushioned Olympus. Like the Lone...

May 23, 2019 : Dan Stenziano
How I Got My Trail Name

How I Got My Trail Name

Some trail names require explanation. Mine---Indigo---takes quite some time and a fair amount of abstract thinking to be understood. But the hiker who gave me my trail name has probably...

May 23, 2019 : Will Krakow
‘Twas the Night Before Campo

‘Twas the Night Before Campo

'Twas the night before Campo When all through the hotel The creatures were stirring Awaiting the alarm bell The packs were loaded to the brim with care In hopes that...

May 22, 2019 : Kelsey & Cody