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Hiking with History: Shenandoah National Park

Hiking with History: Shenandoah National Park

For many long-distance hikers, the value of Shenandoah National Park is usually measured in easy trail miles, beautiful views, plentiful black bears, and easily accessible waysides where they can

May 23, 2018 : Hiker Historian (Trailname: “Double H”)
Hiking SOBO and Meeting the Crowd Head-On

Hiking SOBO and Meeting the Crowd Head-On

“Why are you hiking the AT?” The question of all questions, am I right? There have been many different answers I’ve heard, but there have also been times when people...

May 23, 2018 : tori ann
Anticipation About the PCT While Eating Bagels

Anticipation About the PCT While Eating Bagels

“If you come at four in the afternoon, I'll begin to be happy by three.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince" I begin my hike on the PCT at...

May 23, 2018 : Marie Webster
Embrace the Rain?  Embrace the Suck?  Nah, Take a Zero.

Embrace the Rain? Embrace the Suck? Nah, Take a Zero.

"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." - Newt Gingrich (yup, I’m quoting Newt Gingrich)  I don’t really...

May 23, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
A Side Trip off Trail Along the James River

A Side Trip off Trail Along the James River

Some folks will depart the trail to see nearby places such as Washington, D.C., or New York City. After crossing the James River I turned east and didn’t stop until...

May 23, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
Remaining in the Present While Achieving My Goals

Remaining in the Present While Achieving My Goals

During my first week on the trail, my New Year's goals have presented themselves at some point each day while walking. At the beginning of the year, there were three...

May 22, 2018 : Greg Simpson
In the End, My Hike Is My Own

In the End, My Hike Is My Own

My friends and I started at Springer Mountain, like most NOBO hikers this year. We stood around and chatted those first few nights, meeting each other, not knowing we would...

May 22, 2018 : Elise Wallace
In the Midst of the Blues, the Path Becomes Clear

In the Midst of the Blues, the Path Becomes Clear

I'd heard a lot about the Virginia Blues. And I knew, heading into Virginia, that I might face them. But I was optimistic. I've talked a lot about the battles...

May 22, 2018 : Kate Mueller
Still in Virginia, but the Miles Are Adding Up

Still in Virginia, but the Miles Are Adding Up

It feels like I have been hiking in Virginia forever! Oh wait, I have. My last blog left off after the first week. Well, the next three weeks have been...

May 22, 2018 : Nadine Symons
Hiking Through the Virginia Blues, and Awful Weather

Hiking Through the Virginia Blues, and Awful Weather

Clearly, I’m not good at keeping up with blog posts. It just takes so much time, you know? We've started doing longer-mile days, so we get into camp later. And...

May 22, 2018 : Ashton Rollings