Trail Change! Finger Lakes Trail and Long Trail Hike

Trail Change! Finger Lakes Trail and Long Trail Hike

And the new countdown! I was originally intending to hike the AT, but I realized this past six to eight weeks that it’s not going to happen for me this...

Apr 22, 2017 : Kim
Another day, another state

Another day, another state

Hello North Carolina! Home of one of my favourite bands of all time (that's Superchunk, of course).  One week hiking, 100-mile mark is behind me, so are more than 250.000...

Apr 22, 2017 : Jeff Santos
The Trail Gives And The Trail Takes Away

The Trail Gives And The Trail Takes Away

Week 1: Campo to Warner Springs The first week is at an end, I hit 110 miles last night and crashed at Warner Springs, exhausted and depleted from what has...

Apr 22, 2017 : Emily Ben
First Full Day (and Fools’ Day)

First Full Day (and Fools’ Day)

On the morning of my first full day on the trail (April 1), I woke up with the sunrise.  After crawling into my tent at sunset the evening before, it...

Apr 22, 2017 : Katie Eckman
342 miles on the AT – Erwin, TN

342 miles on the AT – Erwin, TN

Mile 342, and what a whirlwind it has been. The last few weeks have been up and down, both literally and figuratively. The Smokies. The Great Smokey National Park had...

Apr 22, 2017 : Stephanie Brummett
Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Receiving It It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to send postcards to my friends and family, so I'm thrilled that so many folks have sent me their...

Apr 22, 2017 : Abby King
Tying Up Loose Ends

Tying Up Loose Ends

Four, three, two, one...hike! I'm finally down to counting the days on one hand...FOUR.  MORE.  DAYS! I timed my start (April 26) to coincide with the new moon, an auspicious...

Apr 22, 2017 : Deane Giordano
11 Snack Bars for Thru-Hiking Fuel

11 Snack Bars for Thru-Hiking Fuel

I have accumulated around 500 snack bars in preparation for my thru-hike.  I am not someone who generally eats snack bars in my normal life, but on the trail, I...

Apr 21, 2017 : Kate Gewehr
Getting Ready For My Hike!

Getting Ready For My Hike!

Piles and piles and piles of gear! What is all that stuff? I'm getting ready for my two month long section hike through Virginia. Like all other posts I've seen...

Apr 21, 2017 : Waterfall
Enjoying The Finer Points

Enjoying The Finer Points

Easter Sunday After the crazy party the night before of salad, tea, laundry, and spades the morning alarm comes way to early.  Actually, there was no alarm.  There hasn't been...

Apr 21, 2017 : James Shepherd