Section Hiking

Colorado Trail Segment 8: The Sheep

Colorado Trail Segment 8: The Sheep

As Labor Day Weekend approached, my plan to hike another CT section loomed on my calendar. I struggled to muster the enthusiasm for yet another weekend backpacking trip. After all,...

Sep 13, 2021 : Rachel
I Said, “Never Again!” in Maine, but I Was Only Fooling Myself.

I Said, “Never Again!” in Maine, but I Was Only Fooling Myself.

Two years ago, injuries and pain sent me home not so very far from a triumphant finish atop Katahdin, after three summers dedicated to the AT.  But now,  with a...

Jul 8, 2021 : Ruth Morley
Things to Ponder as I Attempt a 1,000 Mile Hike Next Week

Things to Ponder as I Attempt a 1,000 Mile Hike Next Week

Thoughts as I set out to attempt a hike of just over 1,000 miles from Boiling Springs, PA to Mt. Katahdin, Maine.

Apr 11, 2021 : Sarah Lesiecki
PCT Shakedown: Goat Rocks Wilderness

PCT Shakedown: Goat Rocks Wilderness

Learnings from a PCT section hike shakedown in the Goat Rocks Wilderness

Apr 4, 2021 : Jacob Barstow
Five Healthy Snack Hacks while Thru-Hiking

Five Healthy Snack Hacks while Thru-Hiking

As a LASHer, or long-ass section hiker, in the summer of 2019, I learned a few things that helped me stay healthy during my six-week adventure on the Appalachian Trail....

Mar 25, 2021 : Heather OConnell
It’s the TRT (Tahoe Rim Trail) for Me

It’s the TRT (Tahoe Rim Trail) for Me

Last spring and summer, I section hiked 135 miles over some of the first 12 segments of the Colorado Trail. I hope to complete the remaining sections over time, as...

Mar 13, 2021 : Rachel
AZT Passage 31: Still Near Flagstaff and Having a Nice Time

AZT Passage 31: Still Near Flagstaff and Having a Nice Time

The view from the base of Fisher Point. As you approach, you'll be able to see more of the scale and texture of the rock that makes up Walnut Canyon....

Mar 8, 2021 : Abigail Kessler
Six Things I Learned in Six Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

Six Things I Learned in Six Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

Experience as a LASHER As a Long-ass-section-hiker, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of hiking from Bear Mountain, New York to Grafton Notch, Maine. Over a six week period, I traversed...

Feb 17, 2021 : Heather OConnell
AZT Passage 32: The Long Way Around Flagstaff

AZT Passage 32: The Long Way Around Flagstaff

Little Elden Mountain as seen from the south. The start of Passage 32 winds around the side of this small range. If, after finishing your travels past the San Francisco...

Feb 16, 2021 : Abigail Kessler
AZT Passage 33: A Surprisingly Scenic Trip Through Flagstaff

AZT Passage 33: A Surprisingly Scenic Trip Through Flagstaff

A sign along the Arizona Trail directing south-bound hikers to Passages 32 and 33. Passage 33, a resupply route, isn't included in the total trail mileage. Just above Schultz Pass...

Feb 1, 2021 : Abigail Kessler