Trail Update

Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

I wasn't at my finest leaving Julian. There was a stitch in my side and saliva was turning to glue in my mouth. My feet were throbbing in shoes that...

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

For some reason, arriving in Wrightwood flipped a switch for me. Mexico is right there, I started telling myself. Just don't get hurt, and you're there! I went about my errands in...

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
How to Stop Traffic

How to Stop Traffic

The “trail” from Key West to mainland Florida isn't a typical hiking trail. Sometimes there’s a paved bike path called the Overseas Heritage Trail, but other times I found myself...

Feb 5, 2018 : Emily Rhodes
Push, Fall, Rise, Repeat: My 10 Days and 69.3 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

Push, Fall, Rise, Repeat: My 10 Days and 69.3 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

"Push, rise, fall, repeat." That mantra has gotten me over quite a few hurdles in my recent life, including finding out that I needed to get my gallbladder removed ten...

Feb 4, 2018 : Kristin
Descent From The Cold Into The Desert Heat

Descent From The Cold Into The Desert Heat

It was a hell of a jaw workout, but I wolfed down like five of those protein bars for lunch.  Summiting Whitney was thoroughly draining, but we still had about...

Jan 13, 2018 : Righteous
Peace and Hardship Through the Range of Light: PCT Part 9

Peace and Hardship Through the Range of Light: PCT Part 9

This is a very long post.  I could have split it up, but I think keeping it all together gives a better sense of how I felt through this section. ...

Jan 1, 2018 : Righteous
Winter Appalachian Trail Thru Hike – Day 1 (30 miles)

Winter Appalachian Trail Thru Hike – Day 1 (30 miles)

Last night @colahikes @walkeatsleep and @travelerbytrail drove to Springer Mountain. About a mile from the top our truck lost traction. Ice was the villan, and we easily decided to pull...

Dec 22, 2017 : Andrew Sherry
AT 11: The End Of A 9 Month Journey! “MD & WV”

AT 11: The End Of A 9 Month Journey! “MD & WV”

“Photos & a compilation video for the end of our hike follow this update” The End????!?!? The moment I stepped off the Appalachian Trail onto the blue blaze trail that...

Dec 19, 2017 : Koty Sapp
Shutterbug’s final trail update…. for now!

Shutterbug’s final trail update…. for now!

I know, I know, I haven't updated my blog in quite some time. So much has happened in the past three months. So let's back up to where I left...

Dec 18, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
The Best Hitchhike in the History of Time

The Best Hitchhike in the History of Time

The bags that had formed under my eyes after a punishing 5-day stretch were easily large enough to haul all of my gear. Sleep deprivation and misery will do that. Little...

Dec 18, 2017 : Zach