Hiker Intro

Living Up to My Identity as an Outdoorswoman on the Long Trail

Living Up to My Identity as an Outdoorswoman on the Long Trail

Hi, I’m Jamie and I’ll be attempting a northbound end-to-end hike of Vermont’s Long Trail this fall. Here’s a little about me and why I’m hiking. I’ve always identified as...

Sep 14, 2020 : Jamie Nash
Dreams vs. Reality for a Colorado Trail Thru-Hike

Dreams vs. Reality for a Colorado Trail Thru-Hike

I had a very loose idea of how I wanted my Colorado Trail hike to go and then (dun dun dunnn) the pandemic hit. Luckily, I've been able to hike...

Jul 27, 2020 : Rachel
Origin of the Thru Crew

Origin of the Thru Crew

I found a teeny husky and a hiker trash partner on the A.T. last year. Now we are hitting the Colorado Trail (plus one Great Dane and said Teeny Husky)...

Jun 26, 2020 : Katie Houston
Howdy, Long Trail! The Name’s Scrappy

Howdy, Long Trail! The Name’s Scrappy

Hey y'all! My name is Tracy and I am thru-hiking the Long Trail this summer. I'm a 34-year-old legal professional in the DC area, a mom, a yogi, and an...

Jun 25, 2020 : Tracy (Scrappy) Buro
Meet the Team- San Luis Loop 2020

Meet the Team- San Luis Loop 2020

Disclaimer: You should only be hiking trails that aren’t overcrowded during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and keep at least a six-foot distance from others. Before taking on any...

May 7, 2020 : PseudoSloth
From Layoff to Long-Distance Trail: My Decision to Hike the AT

From Layoff to Long-Distance Trail: My Decision to Hike the AT

Two days before getting laid off from my job in June last year I was out drinking with friends. After a while talk turned to what we’d be doing if...

Mar 16, 2020 : Andrea Vaughan
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. And So Is a Thru-Hike

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do. And So Is a Thru-Hike

Dealing with a breakup is hard. Dealing with a breakup less than two weeks before a six-month backpacking trip is even harder.

Mar 11, 2020 : TJ
There’s Always a Good Reason to Not Go on an Adventure

There’s Always a Good Reason to Not Go on an Adventure

Sometimes you just have to cut your tethers to the world, pick up your pack and walk out your back door!

Mar 8, 2020 : Robert Duddy
Hiking with Six Kids Better be Easier Than Getting Them to Georgia

Hiking with Six Kids Better be Easier Than Getting Them to Georgia

My plan from the beginning was to drive to Georgia. My husband was going to drive the RV, and we would follow him in another car. It was a lovely...

Mar 7, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
The Mountains Are Calling My Name

The Mountains Are Calling My Name

Upcoming april I'm going on a 2650-miles stroll, from Mexico to Canada. In my first blog I will tell you about myself and why I am attempting this insane hike,...

Mar 5, 2020 : Marijn