Hiker Intro

Okay, On To Plan C(DT)

Okay, On To Plan C(DT)

The CDT was always the trail I said I never wanted to hike. It seems far too long, challenging, and isolated for me to successfully thru hike, and the thought...

Jan 22, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett
Introduction to a CDT Thru-hike:  Prep and Training

Introduction to a CDT Thru-hike: Prep and Training

Gecko's Overlook on Dante's Trail in the Purgatory Creek Natural Area, San Marcos, Texas. Disabled Veteran Hiking! “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are

Jan 21, 2021 : Billy Mitchell
“But Why?”: Understanding the Motivations for my Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

“But Why?”: Understanding the Motivations for my Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

In graduate school, my research explored different social dimensions of outdoor recreation. Talking to dozens of hikers, bikers, horseback riders, birdwatchers, and all matter of nature-loving folks

Jan 19, 2021 : Ben Carpenter
Hiker Intro: Did The Universe Just Poop Me A Golden Nugget?

Hiker Intro: Did The Universe Just Poop Me A Golden Nugget?

It's not often that opportunities are just presented to you by pure luck, heck I don't even believe in luck. Yet I find myself in the midst of a strange...

Jan 18, 2021 : The Wild Jocelot
The Healing Path: A Thru-hiker’s Origin

The Healing Path: A Thru-hiker’s Origin

The origin story of a queer dirtbag on the Appalachian Trail

Jan 12, 2021 : Austin Hays
Intro

Intro

Hi. I'm Sleepin Bear and am looking forward to thru-hiking the CDT this year. I've thru-hiked the AT, PCT, and SHT; solo kayaked the whole Mississippi River; and bicycled across...

Jan 11, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
In the darkness remember the light

In the darkness remember the light

The darkness is only a passing thing On December 18 I hiked the Kisil Point Trail in Letchworth State Park on a glorious day with lots of sunshine and lots...

Jan 7, 2021 : pearwood
Pinhole magic on the trail

Pinhole magic on the trail

I carry two cameras on the trail, the Argus C3 and the Ondu 135 pinhole. I've already talked about the Argus and shown you what it can do. So what's...

Dec 30, 2020 : pearwood
Section-Hiking the Arizona Trail: A Few Introductory Questions

Section-Hiking the Arizona Trail: A Few Introductory Questions

One of the most iconic sections of the AZT takes you through the inner gorge of the Grand Canyon. I can't wait to tell you about my rim to rim...

Dec 21, 2020 : Abigail Kessler
Possibly Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Possibly Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

I’m Possibly, a 2018 AT thru-hiker, and I’m possibly a 2021 PCT thru-hiker. The trail name “Possibly” was bestowed upon me when I hesitated to claim the title “thru-hiker” only...

Dec 20, 2020 : Sibley