SOBO

Monson Provides, and a Shakedown Eases the Load

Monson Provides, and a Shakedown Eases the Load

While I loved the beginning and the 100 miles of wilderness, it was nice to finally reach a town. Monson is the first town you come across for us SOBOs,...

Jul 19, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Bittersweet Endings

Bittersweet Endings

Waking up in the soft morning light, air thick with the scent of the pines, on a giant island in the sky. A feeling, a momentary state of being, too...

Jul 12, 2018 : Righteous
My 300-Mile Tested Gear List

My 300-Mile Tested Gear List

Ole Man from the AT lodge told us that we'll learn everything we need to know for our thru-hike while in the 100-Mile Wilderness. I'm 300 miles into my thru-hike in...

Jul 12, 2018 : Alexa Tubbs
Why the Heck Am I Doing This?

Why the Heck Am I Doing This?

I heard about this walking thing in March... One month earlier I had it all figured out. I was gymming every day, pushing and sitting up every night.  I probably...

Jun 26, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Southbounding the PCT, Part 5: The Last Words

Southbounding the PCT, Part 5: The Last Words

It's officially SOBO season. The Hart's Pass Snotel plot hit zero last week, the clarion call to those striking out on the path to Mexico. With no time to spare...

Jun 24, 2018 : Righteous
Dress Rehearsal Was Wet, but Didn’t Dampen My Spirits

Dress Rehearsal Was Wet, but Didn’t Dampen My Spirits

Nineteen days until go time! I have been doing day hikes like crazy, so physically, I'm in great shape! I have 90 percent of my gear purchased and laying on...

Jun 18, 2018 : Rochelle Sorenson
Southbounding the PCT, Part 4: Resupply, Towns, and Trail Angels

Southbounding the PCT, Part 4: Resupply, Towns, and Trail Angels

It's no secret that the majority of long-distance hikers on the PCT choose a northbound itinerary. Many services along the trail tailor their schedules to best serve the bubble, which...

Jun 11, 2018 : Righteous
How I’m Prepping for the Appalachian Trail

How I’m Prepping for the Appalachian Trail

In T-minus one month (30 days) I will be embarking on my thru-hike! I get antsy whenever I see new blog posts and Instagrams from people already on the trail....

Jun 7, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
The Rocky Start on the Trail From Katahdin

The Rocky Start on the Trail From Katahdin

I can see why Katahdin is one of the hardest parts of the AT. The almost constant uphill, rain, and having to crawl on my hands and knees through rocks...

Jun 5, 2018 : tori ann
The Stunning and Harsh Wilderness of Central Arizona

The Stunning and Harsh Wilderness of Central Arizona

Exhausted from the previous night, I woke up a bit late. Steel had already left. For a change, the sky was overcast and cool with just a hint of some...

May 26, 2018 : Righteous