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Coincidence? Nah! Destiny!

Coincidence? Nah! Destiny!

My Bipolar Journey I don't believe in coincidence. I'm sadly misinformed about a lot of things, mainly because my bipolar disorder distracts me, tells me lies, and keeps my mind...

Dec 4, 2019 : Beth
Why It’s OK to Not Finish a Thru-Hike

Why It’s OK to Not Finish a Thru-Hike

When you enter the thru-hiking world, you can get a bit wrapped up in the push to finish the hike. This is for good reason: most of us start a...

Dec 4, 2019 : Daya
Permits on the Great Divide Trail – Part 2

Permits on the Great Divide Trail – Part 2

This is part two of an article on how to obtain permits on the Great Divide Trail (GDT). Check out part one here, which covers Waterton Lakes National Park to...

Dec 4, 2019 : Kelly McDonald
Appalachian Trail Music

Appalachian Trail Music

Every thru-hike deserves a well curated playlist. I am a believer that there is a right song for every moment, and that music enhances the human experience. Hiking the Appalachian...

Dec 3, 2019 : Meredith Mitchell
Blazes Are Overrated: Why I’m Hiking in Italy This Summer

Blazes Are Overrated: Why I’m Hiking in Italy This Summer

I feel like a horrible human. My cousin is getting married in Italy this July and I all I could think is why in the heck he couldn't have picked...

Dec 2, 2019 : PsuedoSloth
Dear Team, I Have Something to Tell You

Dear Team, I Have Something to Tell You

Tomorrow's a big day in my PCT preparation. It's finally time to share the news! In 12 hours, I'll be sitting at a conference table at work with my team....

Dec 2, 2019 : Stephanie Grace
April, I’m on My Way

April, I’m on My Way

As I spend an evening inside writing my first blog post, my thoughts were inspired by the one show that never fails to make me chuckle. So, here’s to an...

Dec 1, 2019 : Justine
Maine Motivation

Maine Motivation

As I look forward to this daunting adventure, I can’t help but address the dark thought in the back of my head, one of the worst words in the English...

Dec 1, 2019 : Caleb Bess
Shakedown – Erwin to Roan Mountain

Shakedown – Erwin to Roan Mountain

I recently went on a 4.5-day shakedown hike from Erwin, Tennessee, to Highway 19E near Roan Mountain. The goal was to test my gear as I prepare for a late...

Nov 30, 2019 : Steve Shelton
Information Meltdown: How Much Is Too Much?

Information Meltdown: How Much Is Too Much?

RED ALERT RED ALERT SYSTEM MELTDOWN IMMINENT......... What’s up fellow walkers of long distances? Is your brain on information overload too??? Bout to blow? You are not alone!

Nov 29, 2019 : Jess