Flip-Flop

T-Minus 172 Days – The Tortoise and the Hare

T-Minus 172 Days – The Tortoise and the Hare

Slow and Steady Wins the Race Read any article or blog about starting out as a newbie thru-hiker, and almost unanimously the advice will be to slow your roll.  I'd...

Nov 5, 2019 : Mags on the Trail
Don’t  Fear the Creeper: When Snake Advice Fails You

Don’t Fear the Creeper: When Snake Advice Fails You

Anyone who knows me knows am I deathly afraid of snakes.  Mortified.  Terrified.  Of course, snake lovers and conventional wisdom assure you: “They are more afraid of you than you...

Oct 17, 2019 : Mags on the Trail
50 Shades of Graying

50 Shades of Graying

Or more precisely, 53 and graying. Let’s start this adventure with an intro and a short, lighthearted post. I’m sure things are gonna get heavy (literally and figuratively) in the...

Oct 12, 2019 : Mags on the Trail
Never Say Never:  My Blue Blaze off the AT Has an Unexpected Grand Finale

Never Say Never: My Blue Blaze off the AT Has an Unexpected Grand Finale

For those of you who follow my blog, you will remember that my body finally cried "Uncle!" after nearly 15 weeks of hard backpacking from Harpers Ferry, WV,  to Andover,...

Sep 8, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Day 24 – Day 30 : It Is What It Is

Day 24 – Day 30 : It Is What It Is

Beautiful views can change your whole mood! Finally made it to Crater Lake! History and beauty make me never want to leave!

Aug 21, 2019 : Cecelia Taylor
Monson, Shaw’s, and the 100-Mile Wilderness

Monson, Shaw’s, and the 100-Mile Wilderness

Shaw’s Hostel in Monson, ME, is one of those iconic places on the trail that every thru-hiker needs to stop at. And I mean “needs to” quite literally. In terms...

Aug 21, 2019 : Will Krakow
Hi-Yo, Virginia! Away!

Hi-Yo, Virginia! Away!

Welcome to Virginia, for real! This near-150 mile stretch was a good one for us in many ways. For the first time, we did not have any deadlines or events...

Aug 16, 2019 : Kira Foxfeet Cotter
An Unexpected New Route to Katahdin

An Unexpected New Route to Katahdin

Ah, my friends, stuff happens. All the carefully laid out plans must sometimes change. That’s life and one must accept it and continue on in a new direction Quite simply,...

Aug 13, 2019 : Ruth Morley
The Extremes of My New Hampshire Experience

The Extremes of My New Hampshire Experience

I’m not sure how to explain all of what I’ve been through the past 16 days. It feels like so much longer, given the wild range of experiences and emotions...

Aug 6, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Two Down, Twelve to Go

Two Down, Twelve to Go

Check out trail update number two from our flip-flop thru-hike!

Jul 29, 2019 : Kira Foxfeet Cotter