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Southbounding the PCT Part III: Environmental Truths

Southbounding the PCT Part III: 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...

Jan 30, 2020 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT Part II: Setting Off

Southbounding the PCT Part II: Setting Off

For Part Two, I asked fellow SOBOs their start and finish dates, what they liked about the schedule, and what about it was difficult. To close it out, we touch...

Jan 15, 2020 : Righteous
Southbounding the PCT Part I: Who, How, and Why

Southbounding the PCT Part I: 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....

Jan 8, 2020 : Righteous
Resupply Strategy – Food on the Trail

Resupply Strategy – Food on the Trail

Planning your resupply boxes for a thru-hike can seem overwhelming. I had a simple approach and I am going to tell you (post-trail) what worked for me and what didn’t.

Dec 6, 2019 : Laura Garcia
AT SOBO 2019: Tennessee Vortex Is Strong

AT SOBO 2019: Tennessee Vortex Is Strong

I have officially walked home from Maine. I brought six of my smelly new friends with me. Leaving Damascus, I just had this feeling.  All of a sudden it hit...

Nov 18, 2019 : Logan Roark
Remember When: An AT SOBO Journey

Remember When: An AT SOBO Journey

Over 1,300 Miles in and a Lot Has Happened Now that Gray and I are over 1,300 miles in on our AT southbound thru-hike, it occurred to me that I...

Oct 22, 2019 : Lauren Brewer
This Really Is Real Life

This Really Is Real Life

Officially Two-Thirds of the Way Completed! I was telling my Nana that I was struggling trying to write another blog. She, being the trail-wise lady that she is now, threw...

Oct 13, 2019 : Logan Roark
The Arizona Trail:  Fears, Hope, and Irrationality

The Arizona Trail: Fears, Hope, and Irrationality

There be Demons in Them Thar Hills! It's the night before. Right now I'm wishing it was the night before Christmas, not departure. I struggle for sleep. All sorts of...

Oct 2, 2019 : Scot Hunter
Hiking Is Hard. Hiking Is Worth It

Hiking Is Hard. Hiking Is Worth It

In some ways, I feel like I have been preparing for the trail my entire life. Living in the mountains, I fell in love with the outdoors at an early...

Sep 5, 2019 : Logan Roark
Day 24 – Day 30 : It Is What It Is

Day 24 – Day 30 : It Is What It Is

Beautiful views can change your whole mood! Finally made it to Crater Lake! History and beauty make me never want to leave!

Aug 21, 2019 : Cecelia Taylor