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Rekindling My Love of Hiking

Rekindling My Love of Hiking

I have yet to put together a coherent write-up of my first 205 miles on the trail from Rockfish Gap at the southern end of Shenandoah National Park to just...

Jun 27, 2017 : Kate Gewehr
Magical Massachusetts

Magical Massachusetts

Our AT journey has brought us through Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, and we can say with some confidence that none of those states compares with how...

Jun 27, 2017 : Sierra Knotts
The Start and End of the Finger Lakes Trail

The Start and End of the Finger Lakes Trail

All right. Well. I’m just going to say it: this year was not exactly the year that hiking trips worked out for me.  Oh and three! That might actually be...

Jun 27, 2017 : Kim
How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

Earlier this month, after only four months of employment, I quit the first full-time job I've had since through-hiking the Appalachian Trail last year. I deliberately chose to derail my...

Jun 27, 2017 : Janel Healy
Changing Directions: My Departure from the AT

Changing Directions: My Departure from the AT

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading" -Lao Tzu Some decisions are pretty easy to make, for example; Do I order the burger or...

Jun 27, 2017 : Katie Sandage
No one at LAX knows I have butt chafe.

No one at LAX knows I have butt chafe.

A reintroduction to life as I knew it a mere 7 days ago, the airport is unusually surreal. Everything around me is so normal. I myself look normal. In fact,...

Jun 27, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
White Mountains, White Knuckles

White Mountains, White Knuckles

Everyone I talked to about the White Mountains told me they would be beautiful but hard. They weren't kidding! In New Hampshire, hiking becomes a full-contact sport and sometimes the...

Jun 27, 2017 : Mary Meixner
Introducing: Te Araroa, New Zealand’s Trail

Introducing: Te Araroa, New Zealand’s Trail

Kia ora tātou. Hello and Welcome! My name is Dan, and I'm a Kiwi (not the fruit - a person from New Zealand), and this year I'm going to attempt...

Jun 26, 2017 : Daniel Sanson
Harpers Ferry (June 13)

Harpers Ferry (June 13)

Tonight I am bothered by the bugs for the first time since I began the trip.  I think that is pretty darn lucky.  I've had over two months relatively bug...

Jun 26, 2017 : Katie Eckman
What I Will Do Differently Next Time

What I Will Do Differently Next Time

I have now attempted to hike the PCT twice this year, but they say the third time is a charm. For my third attempt, I've decided to do things differently....

Jun 26, 2017 : Annette