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The Art of Beginning the PCT

The Art of Beginning the PCT

The beginning is novelty. A dream that even a few days ago was so abstract is now tangible in the dirt in between my toes, the aches in my shoulders...

May 13, 2021 : Ava Adoline
AT Days 44 & 45

AT Days 44 & 45

VA Route 100 to Wind Rocks, 27.5 miles The shuttle driver dropped me back off at the Pearis Cemetery Trailhead at 7:30 as I headed back into the woods, solo....

May 13, 2021 : Max Kiel
Maryland Border to Everett: Days 1-3 on the Mid State Trail

Maryland Border to Everett: Days 1-3 on the Mid State Trail

There was no Springer Mountain this time. There was no Mid State Trail sign, no “START HERE”, or even a large, friendly arrow. Instead, there was a blue “Welcome to...

May 12, 2021 : Yard Sale
Slowing Down in Shenandoah National Park

Slowing Down in Shenandoah National Park

Day 61:The Worst Day So Far After leaving Waynesboro, VA, I had a really tough day hiking 20 miles. As soon as I got dropped off at the trailhead, I...

May 12, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
First 4 Days: Springer to Neel Gap

First 4 Days: Springer to Neel Gap

Sunshine & Springer The first two days the trail seemed to ease me into it with sunshine and good vibes. As my friend George said, "'twas an auspicious start." After...

May 11, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
T-Minus 10 weeks…

T-Minus 10 weeks…

I realize 10 weeks is still 2.5 months away, but as the end of spring nears and the start of the summer looms, my flight to Seattle will be here...

May 10, 2021 : Janine
Addressing Injury (April 25)

Addressing Injury (April 25)

What follows is a lot of detail about me going to get foot pain checked out, so...  Not as much about the natural wonders of the trail journey, more of...

May 10, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Precious Day (April 24)

Precious Day (April 24)

          Started the day today packing up a frozen tent with particles of ice on the outside, around 0600.  The tent was frozen enough that I...

May 10, 2021 : Katie Eckman
First Day of Hiking (April 23)

First Day of Hiking (April 23)

Yucca. After eating breakfast with the group of hikers I had camped with, I shouldered my pack and said my goodbyes and thank- yous, and headed for the trail.  It...

May 10, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Getting Started (April 22)

Getting Started (April 22)

To start this journey, I flew from visiting a friend in northern Utah, down to San Diego.  I was glued to the window on the plane ride down, fascinated by...

May 10, 2021 : Katie Eckman