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Ignoring A Fire Closure Order

Ignoring A Fire Closure Order

During my southbound hike of the PCT in 2021, I spoke to several NOBOs who'd hiked through the area that was still closed following the Lionshead Fire in 2020. Some...

Nov 29, 2022 : Richard
Can You Even Walk, Dude?

Can You Even Walk, Dude?

  Who am I?  Why am I doing this?  And, why can't I stop falling? So, Who Are You? I retired in 2021 from a career in the insurance industry. ...

Nov 29, 2022 : Steve Sabin
WEEK 14: Families! Free Food! Friendship! (Miles 2260.4-2443.6)

WEEK 14: Families! Free Food! Friendship! (Miles 2260.4-2443.6)

Malicious Mosquitos The previous week drew to a close with me crying in my so-called shelter accepting murder by mosquito. I slept in fits and starts before giving up and...

Nov 29, 2022 : LilyMG
Never Gave Returning Home a Thought

Never Gave Returning Home a Thought

Totally Blindsided by "Post Trail"  The first "30" days home has been a trip in itself.  August 26th is the day that I arrived home, home sweet home. Random thoughts...

Nov 29, 2022 : Laughing Loon
Appalachian Trail Prep: Affording Our 2023 Thru-Hike

Appalachian Trail Prep: Affording Our 2023 Thru-Hike

Welcome back friends! I doubt I’m alone in wondering how people afford a lengthy thru-hike... They say that it costs a hiker an average of $1000 per month to backpack...

Nov 28, 2022 : Laura Budde
PCT Gear List: What Has Changed?

PCT Gear List: What Has Changed?

New Tent, Same Type, A Better Water Filtering System, and A Bigger, Badder Daggum Knife. Bowie Out.

Nov 28, 2022 : Paul “Bowie” Madigosky
Te Araroa: A Trail Changes With Our “Why”

Te Araroa: A Trail Changes With Our “Why”

Every trail is different, and so are everyone’s stories and reasons why they are hiking. In 2018, years of planning a break from the “traditional life” that Jenny and I...

Nov 28, 2022 : Joal and Jenny
Motivation Plus Inspiration Does Not Equal Pickleball

Motivation Plus Inspiration Does Not Equal Pickleball

Howdy I'm George and I'm excited to share my big 2023 Appalachian Trail adventure with anyone interested in reading. I'm 55 years old and live in Holly Springs, NC. I...

Nov 27, 2022 : George Preiss
Should a Dog Attempt a Thru-Hike?

Should a Dog Attempt a Thru-Hike?

My Conclusion The conclusion I have come to as to whether or not a dog “should” embark on a thru-hike is unsatisfying. It depends on the dog, and it depends...

Nov 26, 2022 : Hunter Walker
Week 7 on the Camino

Week 7 on the Camino

Day 43I leave León with a light backpack, as I left most of my gear at the hostel.I have a bit of a hangover, but nothing too bad. After 7...

Nov 26, 2022 : Gael Dida