Trail Update

An Ending Worthy of an Epic Journey

An Ending Worthy of an Epic Journey

Friends and family, wine and cheese, single-digit temperatures, a soaking wet finish, and a raucous '80s dance party---it was an epic ending to our hike. Nothing a little wine and...

Dec 9, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
Magic and Misfortune at Katahdin

Magic and Misfortune at Katahdin

After the 100-Mile Wilderness, I was ready to conquer Katahdin, but the trail had a few more challenges to throw at me. Here's the video of my last days on...

Dec 6, 2018 : Danny Strayer
The Te Araroa – A Baptism of Sun, Sand, Mud, and Roads

The Te Araroa – A Baptism of Sun, Sand, Mud, and Roads

It has been almost two weeks since I started the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand. Before this, I had done many trails one to two weeks in length, but...

Nov 30, 2018 : Kez
Post-Trail Thoughts after Our Flip-Flop

Post-Trail Thoughts after Our Flip-Flop

It has been 2.5 weeks since my husband and I touched the Southern Terminus sign at Springer Mountain. It hardly feels real. We started our flip-flop thru-hike on a rainy...

Nov 29, 2018 : AJ
Days Hiking with In-Laws, and Their Perspective

Days Hiking with In-Laws, and Their Perspective

I currently don't have a lot of time to write an update on my recent shenanigans, but I promise there's more to come soon. Luckily, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law wrote...

Nov 27, 2018 : Paul Monsen
Phone-less in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Phone-less in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Entering the 100-Mile Wilderness, my trek was slowly coming to end. But the minutiae of day-to-day trail life continued. Here's a video of a normal day on the trail: grueling...

Nov 24, 2018 : Danny Strayer
A Reflection Before the Final 100 Miles

A Reflection Before the Final 100 Miles

I am 100 miles from Springer Mountain. The end isn't near... it's here. I remember seeing the 2,000-mile markers in Maine for NOBOs (there were three of them) and promising myself...

Nov 24, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
Maine Became a Mental Challenge

Maine Became a Mental Challenge

After the incredible White Mountains, I finally reached Maine, the last state on my journey. Check out the video: the spectacular White Mountains, I was ready to be done. My...

Nov 18, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Having Type Two Fun in Tennessee

Having Type Two Fun in Tennessee

When I made my list for why I am hiking the AT, I included that I wanted to seek out type two fun. With the weather recently, this hasn’t been...

Nov 15, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
My Fear of Hypothermia and the Rain

My Fear of Hypothermia and the Rain

Cold rain scares me more than anything else on the trail. We've had more than our share in the last week. Staying Dry in Heavy Rain It's not possible! My...

Nov 15, 2018 : Kreg Moccia