Trail Update

Facing my fears….trusting God’s timing

Facing my fears….trusting God’s timing

Before starting my hike on the AT, I thought my greatest fear was "being abandoned" or "being alone"...especially in the woods....in the dark with roaches and spiders...away from civilization. I

Jun 24, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
Water, Ice and Snow; Oh My!

Water, Ice and Snow; Oh My!

It was February when it first started; reports of the epic snowfalls hitting the Sierra and Cascade ranges begin filling my social media pages along with the subsequent warnings of...

Jun 23, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Mile 737.6 – Mile 861.8

Mile 737.6 – Mile 861.8

Mile 750.6 Today the trail went along Blueridge Parkway. It was neat to pop out of the trail, cross the road, and see a paved lookout.I ended up making it...

Jun 22, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Right before leaving the desert and entering the long-awaited Sierras, a trail angel named Coppertone told me, "don't be stupid, but don't be afraid to challenge yourself out there." This...

Jun 22, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
As The Thru-Hiker World Turns

As The Thru-Hiker World Turns

Happy Summer Solstice and World Naked Hiking Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their days and not getting too sunburned if you're out there hiking in your birthday suit. It's been...

Jun 21, 2017 : Amber Redfield
Blood, Sweat, and Zero Days

Blood, Sweat, and Zero Days

On the windowsill are five tomatoes, a basket of apples and garlic, and a bag of what looks like thyme. Four of the tomatoes are red, one is green, and...

Jun 19, 2017 : Stewart Moore
Hiking with Friends  (June 10)

Hiking with Friends (June 10)

I was lucky enough to hike with two college nursing friends this week.  Ranita agreed to hike many miles with me to Rockfish Gap.  When we planned this hike I...

Jun 19, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Hiking Alone and Inspiration (June 9)

Hiking Alone and Inspiration (June 9)

This morning I call home and one of the first things Mom and Dad say is, "So you think hiking in the Shenandoahs is mundane?"  Dad says, "Don't you remember...

Jun 16, 2017 : Katie Eckman
How Painsylvania Earned its Name: Weeks 12-13 on the Trail

How Painsylvania Earned its Name: Weeks 12-13 on the Trail

The first time I ever visited Pennsylvania, I would've been about 14 years old. I was taking a road trip with my dad and two older brothers. We were all crammed...

Jun 14, 2017 : A.J. Matthews (Blue Steel)
Trail Update #2: I Am Really Bad at Updates

Trail Update #2: I Am Really Bad at Updates

So, whenever I get to town I end up putting myself into a food coma which is why I haven't written anything since NOC, ANWAY... We made it to Virginia...

Jun 14, 2017 : Alex Pellerin