Section Hiking

It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

As planned I set out from Hanover after enjoying breakfast at Lou’s and hiked to Lincoln, NH.  I learned a few things hiking this section. Any hike leaving Hanover has...

Aug 6, 2018 : George Turner (Old Growth)
What Do We Miss When We Hike Too Fast?

What Do We Miss When We Hike Too Fast?

So we’ve gone 250 miles now, with the Sisters on the horizon and the soles starting to peel off my shoes, and the land around us looking more and more...

Aug 5, 2018 : Heather Pearson
Tropic Thunder on the AT

Tropic Thunder on the AT

When I say "tropic thunder," I'm not talking about the comedy; I'm talking about the real thing. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though. For now, I'm plenty happy to...

Aug 2, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Why I’m Hiking 1,000 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

Why I’m Hiking 1,000 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

Very soon, I’ll stand at the start of a far-fetched dream. The plan is to walk the Pacific Crest Trail from the Oregon/California border up to Canada, 1,000 miles on...

Jul 17, 2018 : Heather Pearson
Morale on the Trail and Dead Electronics

Morale on the Trail and Dead Electronics

Waking to the sound of silence is nice when it means the sound of rain is absent. It’s a stark contrast to last night’s rainstorm, and I was glad to...

Jun 29, 2018 : Josh Johnson
A 70-Mile Section Hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail: Long Distance Hiking in San Francisco’s Backyard

A 70-Mile Section Hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail: Long Distance Hiking in San Francisco’s Backyard

Training to hike the Meeting the trail I began my hike climbing a hill from Sneath Lane in the unique darkness of the lunar eclipse. I hiked quickly, hoping to...

Apr 3, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
The Making of a Trail Name: From Dreamer to Headlight

The Making of a Trail Name: From Dreamer to Headlight

Hello, fellow Appalachian Trail hikers.  Allow me to re-introduce myself, cause I haven't been around in a very long time.  We all know how that is; sometimes life steps in...

Mar 11, 2018 : Dreamer
A tale of two insects, and Julian

A tale of two insects, and Julian

The vortex of Julian only grazed us - we had Mom's pie of course, and we walked over to Carmen's Place, where we immediately fell to the task of devouring...

Nov 12, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
7 surprises from my section hike

7 surprises from my section hike

In May, I hiked Section A. I researched my trip deeply - at one point even pushing the patient Zog to say, "Damn you ask a lot of questions!" Despite...

Nov 5, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison
Trail depression – a few thoughts

Trail depression – a few thoughts

We've all heard that hiking long trails will ruin your life. Meant to be a warning I suppose. It sounds kind of sexy in a way, piquing some weird masochistic...

Oct 29, 2017 : Sabrina Harrison