Heat, Rain, and a Celebration Off Trail

Heat, Rain, and a Celebration Off Trail

Day 48 (19.5 miles) Daleville, Va., to Bobblets Gap campsite (mile 748) It was a late night last night doing video editing and uploading to YouTube, maybe four hours of...

May 19, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy
Rain Delay and Dangerous Flooding

Rain Delay and Dangerous Flooding

Well, the trail is always teaching lessons and the lesson we’re being taught on day one is adapting and being flexible. We made it across the Potomac River up to...

May 19, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Second Time Around, and the Trail Feels So Familiar

Second Time Around, and the Trail Feels So Familiar

My goal in 2017 was to thru-hike the PCT. After only 650 miles, I decided to call it quits. There were a number of factors that played into my decision...

May 19, 2018 : Adam Ryan
Georgia, Georgia, Georgia! You Were Spectacular

Georgia, Georgia, Georgia! You Were Spectacular

How time flies! Seems like it was just a few days ago that I was sitting in my flat studying for exams and wistfully daydreaming about the trail. But now...

May 18, 2018 : Meghan Costello
I’m a Survivor, and I’m Gunna Make It

I’m a Survivor, and I’m Gunna Make It

Throughout my past blogs I have remained extremely optimistic and positive, which is representative of my attitude 99 percent of the time, but just like any other part of life...

May 18, 2018 : Mackenzie
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI. REI's annual anniversary sale starts today, and backpackers can save mucho dollars. Plus, members can also take 20% off...

May 18, 2018 : The Editors
Unpacking Failure After An Early Exit

Unpacking Failure After An Early Exit

My 65-liter Ariel Osprey has been leaning against the dining room table since last Wednesday night. I don’t know what finally convinced me to call my dad, whether it was...

May 17, 2018 : Paige Bellamy
Our SOBO Hike Starts in a Place We Love

Our SOBO Hike Starts in a Place We Love

In three weeks from yesterday we will be packing up our truck, Jose, and driving the road back to New Hampshire.  We have been burning the candle at both ends...

May 16, 2018 : Jangie
An Unpleasant Experience with Trail Foraging

An Unpleasant Experience with Trail Foraging

My second week on trail began off trail as I took my first zero day in Helen, Ga. This was mostly to rest my amazingly sore body, but also to...

May 16, 2018 : Laura Moore
Restful Days at Home, Recharging Body and Soul

Restful Days at Home, Recharging Body and Soul

I am standing in the field behind my parents' house, watching their small, brown pup race in wide, looping arcs through late afternoon sunlight. A rescue from some unknown southern...

May 16, 2018 : Evan Johnson