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Finding Lost on the Long Trail

Finding Lost on the Long Trail

Hello Trek blogger world! My name is Taylor and I will be your conductor on this literary train ride through the Vermont wilderness on the 273 mile Long Trail from...

Oct 17, 2018 : Taylor
Mom, Please Never Let Me Hike the Appalachian Trail

Mom, Please Never Let Me Hike the Appalachian Trail

“Mom, please never let me hike the Appalachian Trail. There will come a day when I will want to hike the Appalachian Trail, but you must not let me.” This...

Oct 13, 2018 : Charlotte Huebner
Me, Myself, and I vs. the Arizona Trail

Me, Myself, and I vs. the Arizona Trail

Welcome! My name is Tim and I am an avid outdoorsman who has spent most of my life finding ways to disconnect with society and connect with good ole mother...

Sep 27, 2018 : Tim
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 includes myself, my parents, and my adopted twin sisters, Hope...

Sep 18, 2018 : Phoebe
Choosing the Chinook Trail for My Fall 2018 Thru-Hike

Choosing the Chinook Trail for My Fall 2018 Thru-Hike

The appeal of a taking on a thru-hike is multifaceted - there is the urge to escape from technology and the clutter and clatter of everyday life. There's also the...

Aug 25, 2018 : Sean Berry
Section Tested in Georgia, Then on to a Thru-Hike

Section Tested in Georgia, Then on to a Thru-Hike

Feb. 10, 2018 The forecast called for a mix of snow, sleet, and thunderstorms. All weekend. It was the last section I needed to finish my hike of the Appalachian...

Aug 19, 2018 : Ashley Samuel
Confessions of a Soon-to-be SOBO Thru-Hiker

Confessions of a Soon-to-be SOBO Thru-Hiker

Who am I? I hate introductions so I’ll make this short. I’m Amie, 27 years old and originally from Kent in the United Kingdom - that’s right, I’ve been assigned...

Jun 25, 2018 : Amie Spring
On Choosing a Trail: When You Just Want to Hike

On Choosing a Trail: When You Just Want to Hike

Mother Knows Best My first thru-hike came about all because my mom, as mothers do, believes I am capable of anything. In the Spring of 2016, confronted with the quickly...

Jun 13, 2018 : Caitlin Doak
Decisions, Decisions. Some Easy, Some Hard

Decisions, Decisions. Some Easy, Some Hard

I’m leaving in less than 30 hours and still working through last-minute decisions. Some decisions were easy. Rain pants or rain kilt. No brainer. I’ve never had an opportunity to...

Jun 1, 2018 : Paul Monsen
Why I Waited Until After College to Thru-Hike

Why I Waited Until After College to Thru-Hike

A lot of people that I met in college took gap years or put off college for a fantastic adventure. I’m not one of those people. I set a goal,...

May 28, 2018 : Miranda Bailey-Russomano