Trail Update

How to Mend a Broken Heart in 1,631 Miles

How to Mend a Broken Heart in 1,631 Miles

“If you don’t feel free and you don’t feel like you can be yourself — then what’s the point of a thru-hike?” My friend Necktie asked me as I sat...

Jul 12, 2024 : Abby Evans
A Grueling Finish to the Allegheny Trail

A Grueling Finish to the Allegheny Trail

With only 70 miles left of our 311 mile hike, we were thinking that we knew the trail pretty well, and what to expect moving forward. However, our last two...

Jul 12, 2024 : Heidi Nisbett
Week 15: Hiking through the desert

Week 15: Hiking through the desert

Morris Meadow > Gold Shot Creek Ridge Days 99-105 Week 15 miles: 118.8 Total PCT miles: 158.1 Total miles: 1616.5 I'm only a short way through the desert section of...

Jul 12, 2024 : Somewhere
Day 87 – This Is Shenandoah National Park

Day 87 – This Is Shenandoah National Park

We set back out on trail - well, back on the road - to hike into Shenandoah. I’d been eager to see what was so special about Shenandoah National Park,...

Jul 12, 2024 : Jen Brown
Hikers Roast Their Socks Over a Fire

Hikers Roast Their Socks Over a Fire

This morning everyone got up around 6am and packed up. Then we moved away from the tenting area to eat some breakfast. We’re trying quite hard to be courteous about...

Jul 12, 2024 : Peg Leg
The first 6 days on the GR5!

The first 6 days on the GR5!

The feet are mangled; their shape resembles a tightly wrung towel. Withered, wrinkly and snow-white in spots, they ache. The heel spur on my right foot is crying the saddest...

Jul 12, 2024 : Christina Laflamme
PNT day one – miles 0 to 12.7

PNT day one – miles 0 to 12.7

Total GPS mileage for the day: 13.6 miles Total elevation gain: 2016 vertical feet Listened to: The Yank by John Crowley Mood: 😢 Weather: ⛅️⛈️ high of 62 degrees Steps...

Jul 11, 2024 : Traffic Cone
Finding our Stride on the Allegheny Trail

Finding our Stride on the Allegheny Trail

We continue along the Allegheny Trail, finding both beautiful and rough stretches of trail and facing new challenges.

Jul 11, 2024 : Heidi Nisbett
Time to Reintroduce Myself: Week Five

Time to Reintroduce Myself: Week Five

New name, new backpack, new me.

Jul 11, 2024 : Florencia Loncan
Day 86 – Altra Hosts Trail Magic on the AT?

Day 86 – Altra Hosts Trail Magic on the AT?

14 miles stood between me and trail magic, which ended at 4pm. Could I make it?

Jul 11, 2024 : Jen Brown