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Keeping Motivated in Tough Times – Southern Virginia

Keeping Motivated in Tough Times – Southern Virginia

Southern Virginia (Oct. 16 - Oct. 21) 86 miles, six days (Atkins to Damascus) Day 111: Mile 1,645 I left off the last post checking into the Atkins Comfort Inn....

Nov 18, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Confessions of the Stay-at-Home Hiker

Confessions of the Stay-at-Home Hiker

(Guest blog appearance from my wife, Sue.) Yep, I’m the one at home. I’m the one who watched Mr Maps read The Trek on his phone while still lying in...

Nov 17, 2018 : Paul Monsen
The Virginia Blues Aren’t so Blue for SOBOs

The Virginia Blues Aren’t so Blue for SOBOs

Every thru-hiker has heard of the Virginia Blues---that time when a NOBO has been walking for long enough that the "honeymoon" feeling is gone, and the miles just seem to...

Nov 17, 2018 : Allison DiVerde
Chinook Trail – Mount Hood to the End in Portland, OR

Chinook Trail – Mount Hood to the End in Portland, OR

The ALDHA-West Gathering was a blast---met lots of great people, ate a bunch of delicious food, and was inspired by the stories of all of the thru-hikers in attendance. However,...

Nov 16, 2018 : Sean Berry
The Waiting Room for PCT NOBO Permits

The Waiting Room for PCT NOBO Permits

On Sept. 29, 2018, the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) announced details for obtaining permits for the 2019 thru-hiking season, especially for those starting at the US/Mexican border. PCT

Nov 16, 2018 : Vanessa Dodd
Having Type Two Fun in Tennessee

Having Type Two Fun in Tennessee

When I made my list for why I am hiking the AT, I included that I wanted to seek out type two fun. With the weather recently, this hasn’t been...

Nov 15, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
March and Trail Challenges Are Sneaking Up Quickly

March and Trail Challenges Are Sneaking Up Quickly

Whenever you're driving and you pass a long stretch of empty field with a forest on the other side, does that forest call to you to park your car and...

Nov 15, 2018 : Angelina Petrozza
My Fear of Hypothermia and the Rain

My Fear of Hypothermia and the Rain

Cold rain scares me more than anything else on the trail. We've had more than our share in the last week. Staying Dry in Heavy Rain It's not possible! My...

Nov 15, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
Why You Should Section Hike the PCT

Why You Should Section Hike the PCT

Or, why semantics are silly and you should just get on the trail. This is not a knock on thru-hiking.  For 2.5 months, I pretended to be a thru-hiker, and...

Nov 15, 2018 : Ana
Springer Bound:  Sight Set Firmly on Goal, Feet Forward, Just Do It!

Springer Bound: Sight Set Firmly on Goal, Feet Forward, Just Do It!

Ah, my friends, what drama was packed into the final two weeks of finishing the southern half of the AT!  Even now, several days later, I can fully feel the...

Nov 14, 2018 : Ruth Morley