Section Hiking

Shakedowns and other terrifying things

Shakedowns and other terrifying things

Beginning this thing, long distance hiking, has been a process wrought with self-doubt for me. Throughout the dreaming and planning, I arrive at junctures where I meet myself unprepared and...

Aug 18, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
Day zero: San Diego and the secret panic attack

Day zero: San Diego and the secret panic attack

San Diego rolled into sight like a colorful beach ball, immediately charming with the sailboats and the ocean and the airport all chummy as if they'd been friends forever. The...

Aug 18, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
Katahdin Will Be There Next Year

Katahdin Will Be There Next Year

Katahdin Isn't Going Anywhere As I headed north, it became clear that I wasn't going to make Katahdin before my second grandchild was born.  I have to be there to...

Jul 31, 2017 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Day zero or: How I learned to stop worrying and get on the plane

Day zero or: How I learned to stop worrying and get on the plane

The airline staff were watching me with unveiled interest. I had arrived at 5:30am (after a brisk hour of sleep) with unusual luggage and a buddy pass for the first flight...

Jul 13, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
Lessons learned from the AT….and TRAIL MAGIC at home!

Lessons learned from the AT….and TRAIL MAGIC at home!

The trail continues to amaze me! I am learning lessons from it here; at home in Jacksonville, FL. I am learning lessons with my proverbial tail tucked between my legs,...

Jul 3, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
The moment I stopped body shaming myself

The moment I stopped body shaming myself

Hi, I'm Sabrina and I sometimes feel super annoyed by my imperfect body. Maybe you can relate. I've never been under any delusions of perfection, maybe just enough denial to...

Jun 28, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
What’s better than doing nothing?

What’s better than doing nothing?

That's easy. Doing something. That's the reason I section hike. When I first decided to the hike the PCT, to be completely honest, I was going through a mid-life crisis....

Jun 28, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
No one at LAX knows I have butt chafe.

No one at LAX knows I have butt chafe.

A reintroduction to life as I knew it a mere 7 days ago, the airport is unusually surreal. Everything around me is so normal. I myself look normal. In fact,...

Jun 27, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
God gives us a flip-flop!

God gives us a flip-flop!

They say "when you make plans, God laughs". Isn't that the truth?! There are countless things in our lives that have NOT gone according to plan. But we are human beings, not...

Jun 17, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
Day Seven: Crossing the border

Day Seven: Crossing the border

Packed up in the morning and grabbed the shuttle from the Hostel back to the trail at Dicks Creek Gap. The Hostel said 100% chance of rain tomorrow (Sunday), but...

Jun 8, 2017 : Joshua Johnson