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Finding Solace in Nature

Finding Solace in Nature

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone... I firmly believe that nature brings solace in...

Apr 12, 2018 : Brittney Heath
Why Am I Hiking? For Simplicity and Freedom

Why Am I Hiking? For Simplicity and Freedom

"Why are you hiking the Pacific Crest Trail?" This is the golden question for thru-hikers, but ironically one that is hard to answer (at least for me).  I have noticed...

Apr 10, 2018 : Jennifer Mabus
I’m Selling All My Things to Hike the PCT

I’m Selling All My Things to Hike the PCT

Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of going on an adventure of my own. I spent my childhood watching fantasies with my dad, looking up to the...

Mar 28, 2018 : Giovanna La Terza
How Designing a Logo for Danica Patrick Made Me Want to Quit My Job and Thru-Hike the AT

How Designing a Logo for Danica Patrick Made Me Want to Quit My Job and Thru-Hike the AT

To be fair, my decision to thru-hike the AT has zero to do with Danica Patrick, and everything to do with reaching my own personal shelf life as a visual...

Mar 25, 2018 : Christy Kintzel
A Better Version of Myself

A Better Version of Myself

I've thought about how I want to introduce myself to you many times over the past three months. I'm still not sure which of my many selves I want to...

Mar 22, 2018 : Larry Bird
Leaving Everything Behind to Hike the Trail

Leaving Everything Behind to Hike the Trail

Disclaimer: This is totally an introduction post. Be prepared for backstory! The beginning of the end? It was just after Valentine's Day. I lay in bed on a Wednesday afternoon,...

Mar 21, 2018 : Anna Schlaht
I Never Backpacked a Day in My Life Before the Appalachian Trail

I Never Backpacked a Day in My Life Before the Appalachian Trail

I wanted legs like Beyoncé, to be able run a mile, fend for myself in the big, bad outdoors, and take on an extreme adventure. These were my original reasons...

Mar 15, 2018 : Samantha
Lessening My Expectations, Focusing on Enjoying the Hike

Lessening My Expectations, Focusing on Enjoying the Hike

I had a lot of expectations when I started my flip-flop hike last year. A thru-hike on the AT had been my dream since I was 17, and at 52...

Mar 12, 2018 : Elizabeth
PCT Is One More Step in a Hiketime Life

PCT Is One More Step in a Hiketime Life

Hiya!  My name is Sara Dhooma and I will start my trek on the Pacific Crest Trail on March 29, 2018. I don’t have a clue which gear I am...

Mar 12, 2018 : Sara Dhooma
Growing up Along the Appalachian Trail

Growing up Along the Appalachian Trail

As children, we have no control of where we grow up.  Our parents make those decisions and we merely follow along.  Although I was born in Northern Virginia, just outside...

Mar 11, 2018 : Brian Cornell