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Slogging into the North: Long Trail Update

Slogging into the North: Long Trail Update

As we hike closer to Maine Junction (and closer to the rugged northern portion of the trail), both Bartman and I started to get a bit nervous for what’s to...

Sep 30, 2020 : Jamie Nash
One Week (and One Toenail) Down: Long Trail Update

One Week (and One Toenail) Down: Long Trail Update

After my first entire week hiking North on the Long Trail, I’ve still got 90 percent of my toenails and it feels like a lifestyle. It’s weird how quickly I’ve...

Sep 26, 2020 : Jamie Nash
Everything Is Beautiful and Everything Hurts: Long Trail Update

Everything Is Beautiful and Everything Hurts: Long Trail Update

On the third and fourth day of my NOBO end-to-end hike, I really started to doubt whether my body was ready for this thing. Mainly, my kneecaps wanted to secede...

Sep 24, 2020 : Jamie Nash
Trail Name but No Trail Legs: First Two Days on the Long Trail

Trail Name but No Trail Legs: First Two Days on the Long Trail

Trail update: I have a trail name, but the miles on my first two days did not come easy. There were ups and downs, physically and mentally.

Sep 20, 2020 : Jamie Nash
I’m Climbing Katahdin Today

I’m Climbing Katahdin Today

And I can't sleep. I'm too excited. So I figured I would write instead. It's 3am in the morning and I'm at the Birch's with some other hikers. I can...

Sep 19, 2020 : Risa Fruchter
Gear List, Shakedown Hike, and Other Prep for the Long Trail

Gear List, Shakedown Hike, and Other Prep for the Long Trail

My gear choices for a solo NOBO on the Long Trail, what I learned on an overnight AT shakedown hike, and COVID-19 requirements for New York City folk entering Vermont.

Sep 17, 2020 : Jamie Nash
An Adventure Waiting Right out my Front Door….in OHIO?

An Adventure Waiting Right out my Front Door….in OHIO?

So I've already been doing all the recommended procedures for protecting my physical health during the Covid-19 crisis:  mask, social distancing, covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands, using

Sep 16, 2020 : Ruth Morley
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
Colorado Trail Segment 11B-12: The Solo Trip

Colorado Trail Segment 11B-12: The Solo Trip

Drumroll please: I quit my job! Long before the pandemic I’d hoped to quit my job earlier this summer to thru-hike about ¾ of the Colorado Trail. As everyone can...

Sep 14, 2020 : Rachel
Colorado Trail Segment 11A + Mt. Elbert: The Water

Colorado Trail Segment 11A + Mt. Elbert: The Water

Section hiking the Colorado Trail while working full-time requires some creativity. It isn’t always possible to hike an entire segment in a weekend, so I broke Segment 11 into two...

Sep 14, 2020 : Rachel