Section Hiking

Thrills, Chills, Spills, and Rats

Thrills, Chills, Spills, and Rats

In preparation for my upcoming AT thru-hike, I have been going out and hiking different parts of the trail ahead of time. It helps me to test gear at different...

Feb 12, 2019 : Chad Sanborn
In Reflection: Practices and Products I’ll Use Again This Year

In Reflection: Practices and Products I’ll Use Again This Year

It has now been two months since I completed the southern half of the AT.  Climbing Springer Mountain with my daughter and two granddaughters will always rank high as one...

Jan 3, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Springer Bound:  Sight Set Firmly on Goal, Feet Forward, Just Do It!

Springer Bound: Sight Set Firmly on Goal, Feet Forward, Just Do It!

Ah, my friends, what drama was packed into the final two weeks of finishing the southern half of the AT!  Even now, several days later, I can fully feel the...

Nov 14, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Lost and Found: Heat,  Hikers, a Hound, and a Husband

Lost and Found: Heat, Hikers, a Hound, and a Husband

Lost:  Heat OK,  we can kiss summer goodbye. It seems like it happened overnight,   Sleeping outside has gone from comfortable to cold.   That second hurricane certainly hastened the change...

Oct 16, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Stunning Views and New Friends

Stunning Views and New Friends

Hi, folks, for the second time this evening. It’s gonna be a shorter post  than usual, thanks to my previous post about safety on the trail. That means only 8,000...

Oct 7, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Here’s Why I Won’t Get Lost on the AT

Here’s Why I Won’t Get Lost on the AT

Recently, a woman from our city became separated from her daughter during just a short “walk in the woods” in the Smokies.   Like many, I was carefully watching the...

Oct 7, 2018 : Ruth Morley
After Four Weeks,  Hitting My Stride and Still Loving It

After Four Weeks, Hitting My Stride and Still Loving It

It’s wonderful  when it feels like everything is clicking along smoothly. That’s how I feel tonight while reflecting on the past seven days   I’ve been on the trail for...

Oct 1, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Dodging the Deluges and Debris to Damascus

Dodging the Deluges and Debris to Damascus

At last!  Back on trail again.  After four days of waiting for clear weather, it was a big relief on Tuesday to get back to doing what we came here...

Sep 23, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Is Every Day a Leg Day in Maine?  Rangeley to Monson

Is Every Day a Leg Day in Maine? Rangeley to Monson

The day I left Rangeley, thunderstorms were forecast for the afternoon.  I thought it best to camp near Eddy Pond and tackle Saddleback the next day in better weather.  Hearing...

Sep 17, 2018 : George Turner (Old Growth)
It’s Deja Vu All Over Again:  Quickly Settling Back in After My 12 Month Pause

It’s Deja Vu All Over Again: Quickly Settling Back in After My 12 Month Pause

Within minutes, I felt at home on the trail again. It was if I had been away just a month or two, not 12. So much had transpired during that time...

Sep 5, 2018 : Ruth Morley