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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
Southbounding the PCT, Part Three: Environmental Truths

Southbounding the PCT, Part Three: Environmental Truths

Environmental factors can have a significant impact on how much you'll enjoy a hike. That's as true of day hikes as it is for thru-hikes. Sometimes it will feel like...

May 12, 2018 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT, Part Two: Setting Off

Southbounding the PCT, Part Two: Setting Off

May 2, 2018 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT, Part One: Who, How, and Why

Southbounding the PCT, Part One: Who, How, and Why

"Oh, you're going the opposite way!" O RLY? I can't tell you how much this phrase began to grate on my nerves over the 2,650-mile trip from Canada to Mexico....

Apr 26, 2018 : Righteous
Shit Gets Real and Challenges Mount on the AZT

Shit Gets Real and Challenges Mount on the AZT

A Slow Restart Tim dropped us back at Sandy Seep, and we continued on the Equestrian Bypass out of Flagstaff. Walnut Canyon was a scenic but short-lived start to the...

Apr 22, 2018 : Righteous
If I’m There, I Can’t be Here

If I’m There, I Can’t be Here

Classic "maybe next year" excuse, amiright? When surrounded by your favorite foods, favorite people, favorite pillow, why the heck would we decide: "Welp, I'm gonna go fill my boots with...

Apr 4, 2018 : Liz
A SOBO’s Preliminary Shakedown Hike in Utah’s Canyonlands

A SOBO’s Preliminary Shakedown Hike in Utah’s Canyonlands

After the 26-hour long haul from Tennessee to Utah, our party of four started off down the Lathrop Trace Trail in Canyonlands National Park at 5 p.m. With little light...

Apr 3, 2018 : Luke Mills
Kaibab to Coconino on Forest Roads

Kaibab to Coconino on Forest Roads

"No food on the bus." Per Bear looked at the bus driver, then down at the remaining half of his Nutella wrap. Then back to the bus driver. Then he...

Mar 30, 2018 : Righteous
When Life Throws You a Curve, Be Flexible with the Plan

When Life Throws You a Curve, Be Flexible with the Plan

Hello there, fellow Trekkers. My name is Em and this year, in 2018, I will become a SOBO thru-hiker on the PCT with my British adventure buddy boy (aka boyfriend),...

Mar 11, 2018 : Em Harris
Punishment and Reward. Welcome to the Arizona Trail.

Punishment and Reward. Welcome to the Arizona Trail.

Champagne lap. That's what I had begun jokingly calling a thru-hike attempt on the Arizona Trail. After the PCT, Arizona's 800 miles sounded like an extended cooldown after the main workout....

Mar 10, 2018 : Righteous