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Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hike Week 13. Deerlodge & Helena National Forests.

Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hike Week 13. Deerlodge & Helena National Forests.

Dry Deerlodge Once again water was scarce but some SOBOs told me of a creek but I managed to miss it. After 18 miles I came to a rotten smelling...

Sep 5, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
AT Thru-Hike Lessons Learned #2: Being Sober and Trans on Trail

AT Thru-Hike Lessons Learned #2: Being Sober and Trans on Trail

Here's my post-Appalachian Trail thru-hike reflections on being sober and trans on trail. I know my experience isn't universal, but if you are sober and/or trans and considering hiking the...

Sep 5, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
PCT Update—1947 Wolverine Miles Completed: Washington Section K

PCT Update—1947 Wolverine Miles Completed: Washington Section K

On day three of five in Section K, between Stevens Pass and Stehekin, I was brought to my knees literally and emotionally. Emotions were on edge and my legs felt...

Sep 1, 2021 : Terri Schneider
Cold, Wet, Beautiful Washington (Days 132 to 139, Cascade Locks to White Pass)

Cold, Wet, Beautiful Washington (Days 132 to 139, Cascade Locks to White Pass)

Day 132 Start: Cascade LocksEnd: Dirt road 4 miles before Trout CreekPCT Miles Hikes Today: 25.3 We had a difficult night’s sleep in the PCT hiker area of the campground,...

Sep 1, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
Halfway there

Halfway there

Not even two months in and I find myself halfway on my way to Mexico. For some reason time on this trail seems to move way faster than on other...

Sep 1, 2021 : Linnett Andersen
Tahoe Rim Trail: Gear

Tahoe Rim Trail: Gear

Gear, gear, gear. Much of our Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) planning time was spent on gear. Did we have the right gear?  What is a luxury? Should we drop any...

Aug 31, 2021 : Rachel
The One with Mighty Moosilauke [AT mile 1613.9-1803.7]

The One with Mighty Moosilauke [AT mile 1613.9-1803.7]

Day 129: 14.4 miles from Bennington, Vermont to Kid Gore Shelter (yes i hate the name too) Day 130: 23 miles to Spruce Peak Shelter Day 131: 17.6 miles to...

Aug 31, 2021 : Ann Marie White
East Carry Pond & 1000 Miles Hiked

East Carry Pond & 1000 Miles Hiked

We hit 1000 miles!!! I don’t think I can quite wrap my head around the fact that I’ve hiked 1000 miles. I am proud of those miles and also aware...

Aug 30, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Well, that's depressing. I just calculated how many miles I've actually hiked versus how many I have had to skip (below). While I knew the general ballpark it's painful to...

Aug 29, 2021 : Ellie B.
Oregon: The Vortex State

Oregon: The Vortex State

I blinked and I am done with Oregon. Oregon was short but so, so sweet. The forests are lush, the lakes are deep, and the elevation is less steep. Oregon...

Aug 27, 2021 : Emily Pilkerton