Section Hiking

My Shortest Solo AT Section Yet was also my Toughest: 55 Miles of Northern Virginia in November

My Shortest Solo AT Section Yet was also my Toughest: 55 Miles of Northern Virginia in November

It was Wednesday, November 11th, and I felt the sweet relief I had been noticing the past few days at the moment I opened my eyes and realized it was...

Nov 19, 2020 : Sarah Lesiecki
An Adventure Waiting Right out my Front Door….in OHIO?

An Adventure Waiting Right out my Front Door….in OHIO?

So I've already been doing all the recommended procedures for protecting my physical health during the Covid-19 crisis:  mask, social distancing, covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands, using

Sep 16, 2020 : Ruth Morley
Colorado Trail Segment 11B-12: The Solo Trip

Colorado Trail Segment 11B-12: The Solo Trip

Drumroll please: I quit my job! Long before the pandemic I’d hoped to quit my job earlier this summer to thru-hike about ¾ of the Colorado Trail. As everyone can...

Sep 14, 2020 : Rachel
Colorado Trail Segment 11A + Mt. Elbert: The Water

Colorado Trail Segment 11A + Mt. Elbert: The Water

Section hiking the Colorado Trail while working full-time requires some creativity. It isn’t always possible to hike an entire segment in a weekend, so I broke Segment 11 into two...

Sep 14, 2020 : Rachel
Colorado Trail Segment 7: The Black Diamond

Colorado Trail Segment 7: The Black Diamond

Segment 7 of the Colorado Trail links Breckenridge to Copper Mountain - a twenty minute drive along the highway, but a six hour trek that gains more than 3,600 feet...

Aug 26, 2020 : Rachel
Flirting with an FKT Attempt

Flirting with an FKT Attempt

So... I decided to hike 75 miles in 2 days because my dog doesn't know how to fetch. Sounds crazy, is definitely crazy.

Aug 22, 2020 : Katie Houston
Colorado Trail Segment 10 and Mount Massive: The Clouds

Colorado Trail Segment 10 and Mount Massive: The Clouds

In May, I’d completed Segments 1-5 of the Colorado Trail. In June, I didn’t hike a single mile. In July, I was back! And this time, I added a side...

Aug 22, 2020 : Rachel
Colorado Trail Segments 4-5: The Bail

Colorado Trail Segments 4-5: The Bail

I capped off three straight weekends of CT section hiking with something of a grand finale: two sections of trail, more than 30 miles, over four days. At least, that...

Aug 16, 2020 : Rachel
Colorado Trail Segment 3: The Bikers

Colorado Trail Segment 3: The Bikers

You’ve heard it before: after hiking the previous segment the previous weekend, I was geared up for the next! For the third weekend in a row, I continued my path...

Aug 9, 2020 : Rachel
Colorado Trail Segment 2: The Burn Scar

Colorado Trail Segment 2: The Burn Scar

After backpacking Segment 1 the previous weekend, I was hooked on hiking another segment as soon as possible. Given my job and life situation, I didn’t (and still don’t) really...

Aug 8, 2020 : Rachel