Section Hiking

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
AZT Passage 34: Mountainside Views Near Flagstaff

AZT Passage 34: Mountainside Views Near Flagstaff

The San Francisco Peaks are a primary feature of this passage. While the AZT itself doesn't summit any, there are a number of connecting trails that do. Mountains, aspen groves,...

Jan 19, 2021 : Abigail Kessler
A Flashback Post to a Weekend Hike in July from Standing Bear Farm, TN to Hot Springs, NC

A Flashback Post to a Weekend Hike in July from Standing Bear Farm, TN to Hot Springs, NC

This is part two of my original post about a 33 mile weekend hike from Standing Bear Farm, TN to Hot Springs, NC in July 2020. It focuses on the...

Jan 16, 2021 : Sarah Lesiecki
AZT Passage 36: A 19-Mile Sampler of Kaibab National Forest

AZT Passage 36: A 19-Mile Sampler of Kaibab National Forest

Overlook from the Coconino Rim towards the northern end of this section. In person, you can catch a glimpse east of the Painted Desert, miles away. Starting just outside Grand...

Jan 4, 2021 : Abigail Kessler
AZT Passage 37: Starting out at Grand Canyon’s South Rim

AZT Passage 37: Starting out at Grand Canyon’s South Rim

An open space near the southern end of this passage. Though forested throughout, the trees in section 37 have more gaps between them than average, allowing a broader view of...

Dec 22, 2020 : Abigail Kessler
Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

A trip report from my recent shakedown hike on the Appalachian Trail from Neels Gap to Fontana Dam.

Dec 12, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
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

One story from a 55 mile section hike from Lexington/Buena Vista, VA to Waynesboro, VA in November.

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