Trail Update

Thrills, Chills, Spills, and Rats

Thrills, Chills, Spills, and Rats

In preparation for my upcoming AT thru-hike, I have been going out and hiking different parts of the trail ahead of time. It helps me to test gear at different...

Feb 12, 2019 : Chad Sanborn
Day Before the Appalachian Trail 2019 with Artemis

Day Before the Appalachian Trail 2019 with Artemis

The pack is loaded and hulks in the living room like a toad waiting to pounce on me. I unpacked and repacked at least ten times in the last week....

Feb 9, 2019 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
PCT Training on the Te Araroa

PCT Training on the Te Araroa

In November I put into motion the grand plan for my sabbatical year off work. The dream was the PCT in April, but with an entire year off work I...

Jan 30, 2019 : Kez
Leaving the Trail Behind… For Now

Leaving the Trail Behind… For Now

Snicker Bear (love you, girl!) and hiked with them into MA for a few days. Picking up trash at a road crossing near Great Barrington, MA. Leave No Trace, people....

Jan 17, 2019 : Danny Percefull
A Growler when Bear-ly Awake: Day 11 on the Long Trail

A Growler when Bear-ly Awake: Day 11 on the Long Trail

At 1 a.m. Jon and I are awoken with a start. Something big is crashing unsteadily up the stairs into the shelter. Bear! my sleeping mind screams. I sit up...

Jan 10, 2019 : Taylor
CDT T-90 Days: A Status Report

CDT T-90 Days: A Status Report

Are you feeling the excitement yet, fellow aspiring thru-hikers? I sure am. It hit me once the Christmas leftovers were all eaten, and the New Year’s champagne was all gone....

Jan 7, 2019 : Emma
Don’t Feed Wild Hikers: Long Trail Day Ten

Don’t Feed Wild Hikers: Long Trail Day Ten

Puffer Shelter, where we spent the night, is a three-sided lean-to facing east at the top of a cliff. I set an alarm the night before hoping to see the...

Jan 4, 2019 : Taylor
Facing My Fear on Mount Mansfield: Day Nine on the Long Trail

Facing My Fear on Mount Mansfield: Day Nine on the Long Trail

Dobby and I wake up in Taft Lodge, situated near the top of Mount Mansfield on the north slope. Though we anticipate an epic sunrise, the horizon is obscured by...

Jan 4, 2019 : Taylor
The Joy of Urban Hiking on the Te Araroa

The Joy of Urban Hiking on the Te Araroa

When plans for the Te Araroa were put into motion, it was designed to take hikers through areas that highlight all of New Zealand. This includes wilderness and urban areas....

Dec 22, 2018 : Kez
Post-Hike Life Brings New Adventures

Post-Hike Life Brings New Adventures

After 139 days hiking through the woods I began my reintegration into society. First things first, I had to trim up the overgrown forest that had been growing on my...

Dec 12, 2018 : Danny Strayer