Trail Update

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 instead of going the more conventional NOBO route, was that I wanted a continuous trek. This year, only a...

Aug 19, 2017 : Zach
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 12

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 12

The Omelette Guy We finished the climb to the summit of Mt. Cube, then made our way down towards Cape Moonshine Road. The Omelette Guy and his dog, Lips, were not...

Aug 18, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 11

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 11

Sadness at Cloudland I woke up early to catch the sunrise. Unfortunately my phone died before the colors really started coming out in the clouds. Gumby contacted a Trail Angel...

Aug 16, 2017 : Stubbs
Home is Where my Tent is (at least for now)

Home is Where my Tent is (at least for now)

I have spent the last 88 miles in Massachusetts. This is the only state the AT passes through that I have lived in and have some real claim to. Walking...

Aug 14, 2017 : Leah
Starting The Whites  (August 5)

Starting The Whites (August 5)

Another rainy day, another McDonalds.  Unexpectedly, I've come to appreciate McDonalds in a new way as a thru hiker.  Often there are outlets here for charging my phone, and no...

Aug 13, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Omelette Man (August 2)

Omelette Man (August 2)

This morning I woke up to the last traces of sunrise and the gentle call of the mourning doves.  This is a good way to wake up, just kind of...

Aug 13, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Nice Surprises (July 20-31)

Nice Surprises (July 20-31)

July 20.  Today the trail crosses a road that leads either west to Williamstown, MA or east to North Adams, MA.  Either way it is about 2.5 miles into town,...

Aug 12, 2017 : Katie Eckman
All Good Things Must Come to an End: My Final 2 Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

All Good Things Must Come to an End: My Final 2 Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

I've done it! I hiked the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. I could just post my summit photo and jump right to next adventure (or, working for the...

Aug 12, 2017 : A.J. Matthews (Blue Steel)
Broken things and Newfound Dreams – Hiking Through Southern Maine

Broken things and Newfound Dreams – Hiking Through Southern Maine

Two hundred and fifty six miles into my southbound hike, and I'm still struggling to find my mental space here. There's been great days and not so great days. I've...

Aug 11, 2017 : James Scott
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 10

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 10

Stratton Mountain and Gloomy Weather It rained a little overnight and off and on throughout the next day which gave us the full blown "Vermud" experience that we've all heard...

Aug 6, 2017 : Stubbs