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To Stove, or Not to Stove? That Is the Question.

To Stove, or Not to Stove? That Is the Question.

There is a long-debated conversation between thru-hikers: Do you carry a stove? On one side, you get warm food, more food choices... on the other is added weight, and the...

Sep 19, 2018 : Allison DiVerde
Trail PMS. The Kind that Doesn’t Discriminate

Trail PMS. The Kind that Doesn’t Discriminate

Oh, hey, fancy seeing you here! I must first apologize for my MIA status and lack of updates, I’ve been out saving the world, you see. Clark Kent by day,...

Sep 18, 2018 : Amie Spring
Book Six, Chapter Six – Five Days of the Smokebeard

Book Six, Chapter Six – Five Days of the Smokebeard

(With apologies to Redford and von Sydow) Sept. 12 We left Harlequin Bridge around 7, and got to High Bridge by 9:30. Seventh national park. My luck held for almost...

Sep 18, 2018 : Smokebeard
100-Mile Wilderness, Katahdin, and a Detour

100-Mile Wilderness, Katahdin, and a Detour

It’s been a wild ride since I last updated you guys. I finished Maine, summited Mount Katahdin, made my way back to where I started in Connecticut, hiked with my...

Sep 18, 2018 : Paul Monsen
Going Solo: South Lake Tahoe to Donner Pass

Going Solo: South Lake Tahoe to Donner Pass

I last left off with the Still Together For the next two days heading toward Donner Pass, we continued to hike together. Up until this point, I didn't really think...

Sep 18, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Book Six, Chapter Five – Freakin’ Stehekin

Book Six, Chapter Five – Freakin’ Stehekin

Short post, more words than pics this time. There's really only so many pictures you can take in one day. But it's time for some contemplation and a day in...

Sep 18, 2018 : Smokebeard
Just a Squirrel with a Goal to Thru-Hike

Just a Squirrel with a Goal to Thru-Hike

"Yes, hiking 2,190 miles sounds like fun to me." I grew up in middle Tennessee in a "blended family" that included myself, my parents, and my adopted twin sisters, Hope...

Sep 18, 2018 : Phoebe
Book Six, Chapter Four – The Top of the Ninth

Book Six, Chapter Four – The Top of the Ninth

I've been trying to decide of there's an appropriate metaphor for hiking the PCT. Maybe a baseball game? Announcer Joe: A haggard-looking Smokebeard takes the mound for the top of...

Sep 17, 2018 : Smokebeard
The Best Part of the Appalachian Trail

The Best Part of the Appalachian Trail

I summited Mount Katahdin a week ago and something I am frequently asked is, "What was your favorite part?" I can easily say it was the people I met. I...

Sep 17, 2018 : Mackenzie
Essay for AT  Hurricane Survival Course 101

Essay for AT Hurricane Survival Course 101

By Ruth Morley, Student ID #120952.  In times of emergency, such as a hurricane, tornado, or flood, one must follow the advice of safety officials and maintain a level head....

Sep 17, 2018 : Ruth Morley