Section Hiking

Tips for Flying With Your Backpack from A Flight Attendant

Tips for Flying With Your Backpack from A Flight Attendant

Stressing about traveling to your next backpacking trip? I hope that sharing some of my experiences can help!

Oct 19, 2022 : Sarah Lesiecki
How a thru hike slips thru your fingers

How a thru hike slips thru your fingers

Tough decisions sweetened with coffee and cream It’s all such a routine until all of a sudden maybe you’re getting off trail.   Sashay gets word from the doctor and...

Aug 26, 2022 : Skunkbear
54 Miles of Shenandoah National Park in July: Front Royal to Lewis Mountain Campground, Part 2

54 Miles of Shenandoah National Park in July: Front Royal to Lewis Mountain Campground, Part 2

Part 2 of my post about a 54 mile section hike on the Appalachian Trail through the Northern half of Shenandoah National Park in July, 2022.

Aug 23, 2022 : Sarah Lesiecki
54 Miles of Shenandoah National Park in July: Front Royal to Lewis Mountain Campground, Part 1

54 Miles of Shenandoah National Park in July: Front Royal to Lewis Mountain Campground, Part 1

Days 1-4 of a 54 mile section hike on the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park, July 2022.

Aug 19, 2022 : Sarah Lesiecki
When the mountain gets you down…

When the mountain gets you down…

… you either let it handle you, or you handle it… Perhaps a delicate balance of both. I think I fall more into the former category, but allow me to...

Aug 19, 2022 : Janine
Something is wrong…

Something is wrong…

When I got on at Fish Lake (in S. OR), I felt great! Heading SOBO, towards NorCal. Yes, it was a repeat of some miles from last year, but good....

Aug 9, 2022 : Janine
54 Miles of Northern Virginia in April: Harpers Ferry to Front Royal, Part 2

54 Miles of Northern Virginia in April: Harpers Ferry to Front Royal, Part 2

Part 2 of a reflection on a 54 mile section hike from Harpers Ferry, WV to Front Royal, VA on the Appalachian Trail in April 2022.

Jul 7, 2022 : Sarah Lesiecki
54 Miles of Northern Virginia in April: Harpers Ferry to Front Royal, Part 1

54 Miles of Northern Virginia in April: Harpers Ferry to Front Royal, Part 1

Tales from a 54 mile southbound AT section hike in Northern Virginia in late April 2022, part 1.

Jun 21, 2022 : Sarah Lesiecki
Unexpected Warmup – Night Hiking in Paris/GR34

Unexpected Warmup – Night Hiking in Paris/GR34

48 hours of travel time, less than 6 hours of sleep, capped off with 13 miles of hiking.  What a whirlwind!  Where am I?  Is this real?

May 21, 2022 : Enigma
Franconia Ridge, July 21, 2021: The First Time I Genuinely Felt Fear While Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

Franconia Ridge, July 21, 2021: The First Time I Genuinely Felt Fear While Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

The memory of the day I went over Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire and had a humbling experience with some bad weather in July 2021.

May 18, 2022 : Sarah Lesiecki