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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
Hiking for Healing on the Pacific Crest Trail

Hiking for Healing on the Pacific Crest Trail

Seven months ago I hit an all-time low in life. Unhappy with my career, facing inevitable burnout, staring depression in its dark, ugly face, and having parted from a relationship...

Mar 3, 2020 : Leanne Petersen
Not Just Another Jessica on the Trail – My Why for Hiking

Not Just Another Jessica on the Trail – My Why for Hiking

Did I read "Wild" and get inspired to thru-hike? Yes. Is there more to my "why" story? You bet. I'm Jessica and here's a little about me and my hiking...

Feb 27, 2020 : Jessica Bailey
Out of the Classroom and into the Woods

Out of the Classroom and into the Woods

Four years ago, I was given an assignment in my sophomore English class. I was 16 at the time, and like any 16-year-old, I HATED reading assignments. Of course, it...

Feb 27, 2020 : Karson Madole
From Paris to the Appalachian Trail

From Paris to the Appalachian Trail

Bonjour! Sandra here, writing from Paris, where I’m getting ready for a NOBO hike of the Appalachian Trail starting in exactly one month.

Feb 27, 2020 : Sandra Visentin