Section Hiking

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
Colorado Trail Segment 11B-12: The Solo Trip

Colorado Trail Segment 11B-12: The Solo Trip

Drumroll please: I quit my job! Long before the pandemic I’d hoped to quit my job earlier this summer to thru-hike about ¾ of the Colorado Trail. As everyone can...

Sep 14, 2020 : Rachel
Colorado Trail Segment 11A + Mt. Elbert: The Water

Colorado Trail Segment 11A + Mt. Elbert: The Water

Section hiking the Colorado Trail while working full-time requires some creativity. It isn’t always possible to hike an entire segment in a weekend, so I broke Segment 11 into two...

Sep 14, 2020 : Rachel
Colorado Trail Segment 7: The Black Diamond

Colorado Trail Segment 7: The Black Diamond

Segment 7 of the Colorado Trail links Breckenridge to Copper Mountain - a twenty minute drive along the highway, but a six hour trek that gains more than 3,600 feet...

Aug 26, 2020 : Rachel
Flirting with an FKT Attempt

Flirting with an FKT Attempt

So... I decided to hike 75 miles in 2 days because my dog doesn't know how to fetch. Sounds crazy, is definitely crazy.

Aug 22, 2020 : Katie Houston
Colorado Trail Segment 10 and Mount Massive: The Clouds

Colorado Trail Segment 10 and Mount Massive: The Clouds

In May, I’d completed Segments 1-5 of the Colorado Trail. In June, I didn’t hike a single mile. In July, I was back! And this time, I added a side...

Aug 22, 2020 : Rachel