Flip-Flop

Why I Am Doing a Flip-Flop Thru-Hike

Why I Am Doing a Flip-Flop Thru-Hike

What the heck is a flip-flop? No one who has learned that I’m thru-hiking the AT has been shocked; not in the least bit. In fact, most have wondered what...

Oct 20, 2018 : Christopher Johnson
What a Long, Strange Trek It’s Been (NY, NJ, and PA)

What a Long, Strange Trek It’s Been (NY, NJ, and PA)

Every day has been an adventure since I returned to the trail after my surgery. I’ve now hiked over 1,000 miles, and the trail continues to surprise me. New York...

Oct 14, 2018 : Paul Monsen
What I Learned from Leaving the PCT with 300 Miles Left

What I Learned from Leaving the PCT with 300 Miles Left

After 2,350 miles, I ended my 2018 Pacific Crest Trail flip-flop this week at Crater Lake. It wasn’t where I was planning on finishing, but excruciating tendinitis in my right...

Oct 13, 2018 : Janel Gazelle
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
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
Silly Me:  I Forgot to Schedule in a Hurricane

Silly Me: I Forgot to Schedule in a Hurricane

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson Up and down the eastern seaboard, hundreds of sidelined backpackers are chomping at the bit. Some are in...

Sep 15, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Southern Maine… Mad Ups and Downs, Stunning Beauty

Southern Maine… Mad Ups and Downs, Stunning Beauty

In my last update, I feared that I had seriously injured my left shoulder.  Turns out it was just a matter of a couple of cortisone injections and a few...

Sep 2, 2018 : George Turner (Old Growth)
It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

As planned I set out from Hanover after enjoying breakfast at Lou’s and hiked to Lincoln, NH.  I learned a few things hiking this section. Any hike leaving Hanover has...

Aug 6, 2018 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Eat the Ghost: Confronting the Trail Mind-Set

Eat the Ghost: Confronting the Trail Mind-Set

The morning of my longest day dawned with cool temperatures and winds that quickly shrouded the peaks above me in a layer of dense cloud. In the Horns Pond Shelter,...

Jul 17, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Things That Didn’t Break: Gear That Goes the Distance

Things That Didn’t Break: Gear That Goes the Distance

This post includes profanity. “Oh, Jesus!” he moaned. “Did you see what God just did to us?” “God didn’t do that!” I shouted. “You did it.” Excerpt from Hunter S....

Jul 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson