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An Overdue Homage to Smugness

An Overdue Homage to Smugness

Smugness! 823 miles down, and I feel it necessary to make clear some things that may not have been explicitely and accurately represented in my previous posts. For those who...

Jul 1, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Comfortable, Calming, Connecticut – But The Climbing Starts

Comfortable, Calming, Connecticut – But The Climbing Starts

Connecticut makes me think of the Pink Floyd song "Comfortably Numb".  This is the mental state you will be experiencing some of the "ledges" climbs in the state.  At first,...

Jun 30, 2022 : Marc Privitera
FedEx Sucks: An Aggravating Update

FedEx Sucks: An Aggravating Update

To those reading, this post is meant to be a warning, a show of gratitude... And maybe also a bit of a venting. Mail Delay If you have been following...

Jun 29, 2022 : Mountain Goat
AT Days 60-63: Webster a tougher climb than Washington? Sure felt like it!

AT Days 60-63: Webster a tougher climb than Washington? Sure felt like it!

With bad weather departing the high New Hampshire ridges, I’d return to the AT and tackle big peaks including Mount Washington.

Jun 28, 2022 : Scott Morrison
Gnarly New York – From the Beginning

Gnarly New York – From the Beginning

"From the Beginning", an interesting Emerson, Lake and Palmer song.  The first 20 miles of the Appalachian Trail were opened in Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks in New York. ...

Jun 26, 2022 : Marc Privitera
PCT Days 8-16: Mental Victory and Physical Defeat

PCT Days 8-16: Mental Victory and Physical Defeat

I took a zero in Etna to reassess how I felt about the trail. I felt confident that I could physically complete it, but I wasn't sure if I was...

Jun 26, 2022 : Katie Quinn
AT Days 56-59: Moosilauke, Kinsman, Franconia and an unplanned exit

AT Days 56-59: Moosilauke, Kinsman, Franconia and an unplanned exit

I’d tackle some big peaks during this New Hampshire AT stretch until some frigid wet weather forced a decision about continuing on the high ridge.  Here’s the daily summary: Day...

Jun 24, 2022 : Scott Morrison
Spirituality on the Trail

Spirituality on the Trail

When you hike the Appalachian Trail there are many hours of solo hiking.  You are with your thoughts out in nature and you can not help but examine and think...

Jun 22, 2022 : Marc Privitera
PCT Days 1-7: From One Green Tunnel to Another

PCT Days 1-7: From One Green Tunnel to Another

In my first seven days on the PCT, I hiked from Callahan's Lodge in Ashland, OR, to Etna, CA. I've lived in Virginia the last seven years; for the last...

Jun 20, 2022 : Katie Quinn
AT Days 52-55: First Miles in New Hampshire

AT Days 52-55: First Miles in New Hampshire

After a wonderful stretch of AT trekking in Vermont, I'd cross into my "home hiking state" of New Hampshire.  However, I had never hiked any of the upcoming trail miles...

Jun 19, 2022 : Scott Morrison