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Southern California Wrap-Up & Stats

Southern California Wrap-Up & Stats

Surprise!  I finished the desert portion of the PCT! A beautiful lupine, one of many in the later portion of Southern California. I apologize for not keeping up to date...

Jun 8, 2024 : Elizabeth Brentano
Days 57 through 60

Days 57 through 60

Day 57 My First Zero Day since Day 4! I’ve been having trouble with the long hikes recently, and I believe that it’s because I’ve exhausted my body’s reserves.  I...

Jun 7, 2024 : Griff
Cumberland Valley Blues: Days 8-10

Cumberland Valley Blues: Days 8-10

Day 8: 14.2 AT miles When planning the stretch from Pine Grove Furnace to Duncannon, I was apprehensive. There weren't many shelters or tenting locations, as much of the stretch...

Jun 7, 2024 : Heidi Smith
Leaving everything behind and traditions

Leaving everything behind and traditions

On the trail you learn to know yourself on a deeper level, you wil face problems and mentally challenging points on the way... Or so they say. But wat I...

Jun 7, 2024 : Lonit
Day 53 – I’m Here To Hike

Day 53 – I’m Here To Hike

Day 53 Zero Day - Abingdon, VA Miles Hiked: 0 Miles on AT: 449.3   An unplanned zero, but for good reasons. Janitor needed to heal his aching tendon, so...

Jun 7, 2024 : Jen Brown
Photo, what photo!

Photo, what photo!

Day 88 Stealth Site to Campbell Shelter 16.7 miles AT mile 715.2 Card of the day - knight of pentacles As promised the boys got up and left at 3ish,...

Jun 6, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
Maine Needs Bridges

Maine Needs Bridges

Author’s Note: I finished my thru hike in October 2023. Enjoy my delayed update as I finish writing my story!  Day 194: 1,600 ft ascent, 8.8 miles Erik and I...

Jun 6, 2024 : Courtney Branson
Why are there not more benches?

Why are there not more benches?

Day 87 VA 621 to Stealth Site 8.9 miles AT mile 698.5 Card of the day - 6 of Cups As day 86 had been an unexpected zero we headed...

Jun 6, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
What was that? beer and burger?

What was that? beer and burger?

Day 85 Eastern Continental Divide to VA 621 4.1 miles AT mile 689.5 Card of the day - Knight of Pentacles Today we go so Salem for beer and burgers! ...

Jun 6, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
How do you feel about bonus miles?

How do you feel about bonus miles?

Day 84 War Spur Shelter to Eastern Continental Divide 15.8 miles AT mile 685.4 Card of the day - 10 of swords Last night lead to another good nights sleep...

Jun 6, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith