Section Hiking

I’m Back

I’m Back

The trail broke me last year, but I am back, and ready to rumble on a second attempt.

Jul 12, 2024 : Heidi
My 2024 LASH in Retrospect

My 2024 LASH in Retrospect

It has been QUITE some time since my last post and so much has transpired. While I might complete a few short section hikes in Pennsylvania, I am officially off...

Jul 11, 2024 : Mike
Evolution of a Section Hiker

Evolution of a Section Hiker

“I'm taking a walk. I'm going outside.” Taking A Walk, John Prine The Appalachian Trail is about 2,200 miles and it supposedly takes ~5,000,000 steps to completely hike the Appalachian...

May 12, 2024 : Rick "Quiet Man"
Days 40-51: Scream It From The Top of Your Lungs, Lungs, Lungs

Days 40-51: Scream It From The Top of Your Lungs, Lungs, Lungs

Just another hard day.

May 9, 2024 : Spark
Return to Dick’s Creek: New Gear, New Hiker, New State

Return to Dick’s Creek: New Gear, New Hiker, New State

We're heading back out soon. Making calculated gear changes and weighing new items. And adding a new member to our hiking team for our May 2024 trek. This year, Daniel,...

Apr 19, 2024 : Myrt, a Yoga Sister
The Last Section Part 16: Climbing Mount Katahdin

The Last Section Part 16: Climbing Mount Katahdin

Part 16 of a 188 mile Appalachian Trail section hike in Maine in September, 2023. This post is about day 20 of my hike, the day I climb Mount Katahdin...

Apr 4, 2024 : Sarah Lesiecki
Piecing Together the  Appalachian Trail: A Segment Hike in the Making

Piecing Together the Appalachian Trail: A Segment Hike in the Making

If you're reading blogs on The Trek, you likely aspire to complete one of the national scenic trails. The gold standard is the thru-hike, but not everyone can get key...

Mar 29, 2024 : Paw Patrol
First, The Last 100 Miles

First, The Last 100 Miles

So, my wife and I have a deadline for finishing out AT thru-hike. Sometimes it is a hard deadline, others a soft deadline, it all depends on what is going...

Mar 22, 2024 : Pot Luck
The Last Section Part 15: My Last Night on the Appalachian Trail

The Last Section Part 15: My Last Night on the Appalachian Trail

Part 15 of a 188 mile Appalachian Trail section hike in Maine in September, 2023. This post is about day 19 of my hike, my last day of hiking before...

Mar 20, 2024 : Sarah Lesiecki
The Last Section Part 14: Anxiety at Abol Pines Campground

The Last Section Part 14: Anxiety at Abol Pines Campground

Part 14 of a 188 mile Appalachian Trail section hike in Maine in September, 2023. This post is the second about day 18 of my hike, when I completed the...

Mar 18, 2024 : Sarah Lesiecki