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A Camera as Company: Thru-Hiking in Scotland with a Panoramic Camera

A Camera as Company: Thru-Hiking in Scotland with a Panoramic Camera

Scotland's West Highland Way is a stunning thru-hike no matter how you see it. But wait until you see these panoramas shot on film.

Sep 18, 2023 : Guest Post
Excerpt from “Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail”

Excerpt from “Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail”

It was 1993, Suzanne Roberts had just finished college, and when her friend suggested they hike California’s John Muir Trail, the adventure sounded like the perfect distraction from a difficult home life and thoughts about the future.

Sep 15, 2023 : Guest Post
This PCT Poem Perfectly Captures the Thru-Hiking Experience

This PCT Poem Perfectly Captures the Thru-Hiking Experience

The poem below is a guest submission by Noah "Juice Boxx" Bernays. Bernays wrote it during his PCT thru-hike in 2022, and it still evokes powerful

Jul 6, 2023 : Guest Post
Dietary Restrictions on the AT: “I Lost 26 Pounds in 20 Days, and My Body Just Couldn’t Cope”

Dietary Restrictions on the AT: “I Lost 26 Pounds in 20 Days, and My Body Just Couldn’t Cope”

This is a guest post by Nikki "Forager" Goodrich.I attempted to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) in March 2023, but unfortunately, I had to

May 9, 2023 : Guest Post
How I Lost 200 Pounds and Discovered My Purpose by Hiking Every Day

How I Lost 200 Pounds and Discovered My Purpose by Hiking Every Day

This is a guest post by Zach Cross. Follow Zach on Instagram and Youtube.If you asked me to point to a single thing in my life that has

Apr 19, 2023 : Guest Post
Join the 25th Annual Hike for the Homeless

Join the 25th Annual Hike for the Homeless

On Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 7:30-11am, St. Joseph the Worker (SJW) will host its 25th annual Hike for the Homeless fundraiser at McDowell

Feb 21, 2023 : Guest Post
Want to Work on the Appalachian Trail? Here Are 4 Amazing AT Job Opportunities

Want to Work on the Appalachian Trail? Here Are 4 Amazing AT Job Opportunities

If you’ve spent any time hiking on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), you’ve likely seen crews performing Trail maintenance or encountered a ridgerunner

Feb 13, 2023 : Guest Post
The Best Job on the Appalachian Trail: What It’s Really Like To Be an AT Ridgerunner

The Best Job on the Appalachian Trail: What It’s Really Like To Be an AT Ridgerunner

This is a guest post by Jim "Sisu" Fetig.The synonym for an Appalachian Trail ridgerunner is “janitor.” They pick up a lot of trash. Yet being a

Dec 22, 2022 : Guest Post
6 Reasons a Flip-Flop Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail Is the Right Way To Go

6 Reasons a Flip-Flop Thru-Hike of the Appalachian Trail Is the Right Way To Go

This is a guest post by Richard “Crossword” Guenther.Let me start with a little background. I retired in February 2020 with the intention of

Dec 14, 2022 : Guest Post
Professor Hardcore’s 28-Year Appalachian Trail Section Hike

Professor Hardcore’s 28-Year Appalachian Trail Section Hike

My AT section hike began in 1975 with an impulsive and poorly planned climb up Katahdin on the Hunt Trail with my two younger brothers and my

Oct 27, 2022 : Guest Post