Flip-Flop

Get the Gear

Get the Gear

At 22 years old I have been able to acquire most of the gear I need to be able to get up on any given morning and hop on a...

Oct 8, 2017 : Clara Hatcher
The Where’s and Why’s

The Where’s and Why’s

Well, this is it. Let’s get acquainted. Not too long ago my friend Galen and I were taking a walk to Devil’s Kettle Falls in northern Minnesota, and catching up...

Oct 7, 2017 : Clara Hatcher
Doctor Doctor give me the NEWS

Doctor Doctor give me the NEWS

20 Sep 2017 It's been 5+ weeks since I came off of the AT. At first, I thought my knee, feet and leg pains would eventually subside, but they haven't....

Sep 24, 2017 : Up-n-Ready
Canada

Canada

Wow, wow, wow. It's cooler reflecting on this three days later than it actually was at the time. I've completed Oregon and Washington and am now on to California, starting...

Sep 6, 2017 : Kate Bradley
Sometimes Your Heart is Broken

Sometimes Your Heart is Broken

In an ideal world... meticulous planning, preparation and training can come together and produce a successful experience on the AT. Ideally. However, there are some things you just can't

Sep 3, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Shedding Blood, Sweat and Tears in New Hampshire

Shedding Blood, Sweat and Tears in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Made Me Cry First, the good news...I walked out of New Hampshire and into Maine on Tuesday, August 29. And there was much rejoicing.  Yay!!!! Because even though...

Aug 31, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
And the Honeymoon Ends:  Temporary Separation After Just 5 Weeks

And the Honeymoon Ends: Temporary Separation After Just 5 Weeks

Dear Darling AT, I knew the starry-eyed honeymoon phase couldn't last forever. But it still hurts so much to have to face the cruel realities of this roller coaster life...

Aug 29, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Solve et Coagula

Solve et Coagula

Solve et coagula is a principle in alchemy that translates to 'dissolve and coagulate'. It means that something must be broken down before it can be built up, and I...

Aug 28, 2017 : Kate Bradley
What I Learned on This Year’s LASH

What I Learned on This Year’s LASH

At the end of every hike, it's a good idea to look back and reflect about what you learned and resolve to do some things differently next time. An Observation...

Aug 28, 2017 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Since I quit… what I do & don’t miss

Since I quit… what I do & don’t miss

26 Aug 2017 Its been two weeks since I left the trail. It has been refreshing and relaxing. However, I never thought I'd say this, BUT... ...I miss it...trail life...

Aug 26, 2017 : Up-n-Ready