Hiker Intro

From Georgia to Maine: Five Months with Six Kids on the AT

From Georgia to Maine: Five Months with Six Kids on the AT

When I tell people I am hiking the AT this year, some people want to know more about the hike. Others think it's crazy, especially when I tell them I'm...

Jan 17, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
Am I Putting My Life on Hold?

Am I Putting My Life on Hold?

Friends and Family told me that thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail will put my life on hold. This is my story of defying normal to live my best life

Jan 17, 2020 : Dan "Miz"
From the Woods to the Sea and Back Again

From the Woods to the Sea and Back Again

It was 4:02 a.m. and the room was dark except for the soft green glow of the phosphorescent life jacket sticker posted on the wall locker door in the corner....

Jan 16, 2020 : Greg McGrath
Finding My Why

Finding My Why

The Who I’m Sophia! I’m a 24-year-old newbie backpacker who is hoppin' on the Appalachian Trail this spring and walking for a whiiiile until I get to Maine. I am...

Jan 15, 2020 : Sophia Garber
My Forbidden Love – The Appalachian Trail

My Forbidden Love – The Appalachian Trail

My tortured and forbidden love affair with her began in the fall of 1986. At that time I was 27 and she was 49.

Jan 12, 2020 : Dudley
A Lifetime of Wanderlust

A Lifetime of Wanderlust

Everyone has that one moment that started them on the path to being who they are...

Jan 11, 2020 : Becca Mickley
Hiking for Sanity. My Motivations to Hike the PCT

Hiking for Sanity. My Motivations to Hike the PCT

The Formative Years I’ve worn a lot of different hats in my life. In my youth I was quiet, shy, athletic, and outdoorsy. I played soccer and basketball, roller skated,...

Jan 9, 2020 : Shannon R
Appalachian Trail Dreams Run in the Family

Appalachian Trail Dreams Run in the Family

An Apple Falls Far, but not too Far, from the Tree My cousin wasn’t great at robbing banks. Unsurprisingly, then, he was in and out of prison for most of...

Jan 4, 2020 : China Addison
My Path to the Pacific Crest Trail

My Path to the Pacific Crest Trail

Growing Up I haven’t always been the outdoorsy type. Growing up in Florida made family vacations more conducive for cruises and trips to Disney World rather than camping trips in...

Jan 1, 2020 : Brandon
Live Intentionally: Inspired Chemo Nurse Preparing for the PCT

Live Intentionally: Inspired Chemo Nurse Preparing for the PCT

A satisfied grin crept across my face as I neatly printed the words, "To Allison, From Santa" on a package neatly wrapped in llama print Christmas paper. I tucked it...

Dec 24, 2019 : Allison Perrine