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PCT Chapter 2: Full Dis-Fire-Closure

PCT Chapter 2: Full Dis-Fire-Closure

A big part of the reason for SOBO thru-hiking the PCT this year instead of going the more conventional NOBO route, was that I wanted a continuous trek. This year,...

Aug 19, 2017 : Zach
Wilderness of Despair – A Summit of Hope

Wilderness of Despair – A Summit of Hope

The first time I felt a desire to quit my hike was on the climb up Chairback Mountain. I already hiked most of the distance, and I was sitting about...

Jul 27, 2017 : James Scott
I Am “Late”

I Am “Late”

Most of the information a person will come across regarding a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail is meant for a northbound hiker.  The Trail Days of Damascus, Virginia occurs before any...

Jul 26, 2017 : Megan Landstine
The Universe Has Spoken… More Like Screamed

The Universe Has Spoken… More Like Screamed

The Universe Has Spoken... I believe the universe provides. The question is "What exactly will the universe provide?". There are times when you just know you're in a great groove;...

Jul 24, 2017 : Kate Stillwell
Why Am I So Nervous?  I’ve Been Waiting So Long For This Moment!

Why Am I So Nervous? I’ve Been Waiting So Long For This Moment!

Okay, now I understand. I've read so many blogs written in the final days before hitting the trail. Just about every one expressed anxiety, self doubt, nervousness. I assumed either...

Jul 23, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Washington’s Final Act and a Trailversary: PCT Part 4

Washington’s Final Act and a Trailversary: PCT Part 4

I cried leaving Washington.  Real, honest to goodness, tears streaming down my face.  I wasn't ready to leave, but all I could think about was what lay before me.  I...

Jul 23, 2017 : Henry Slocum
Trail Honesty, Tough Terrain, and Tough Decisions

Trail Honesty, Tough Terrain, and Tough Decisions

I'm writing this post from a cute little hangout in Vermont. I love actually having a keyboard to type with. While I've started my latest post several times, I've found...

Jul 19, 2017 : Emily Elizabeth
AT SOBO Gear List

AT SOBO Gear List

The oft discussed gear list. Do you have all the lightweight items?  What was your budget?  Since my preparations began, I have been trying to balance lightweight with budget, taking...

Jul 16, 2017 : Megan Landstine
Sunshine, Snowmelt, and Trail Legs: PCT Part 3

Sunshine, Snowmelt, and Trail Legs: PCT Part 3

Just finishing up my resupply here in Packwood, Washington (Via White Pass), then I'll be headed back to the trail!  Back to the sunshine, back to my amazing trail legs,...

Jul 14, 2017 : Henry Slocum
To Those Who Think I Can’t

To Those Who Think I Can’t

After a grueling climb up Mt. Madison, I crested the top. I was expecting amazing views to reward my efforts, but instead was greeted by the last thing I wanted:...

Jul 14, 2017 : Keckeley Habel