Why I’m Hiking Lists

Why I’m Hiking 1,000 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

Why I’m Hiking 1,000 Miles of the Pacific Crest Trail

Very soon, I’ll stand at the start of a far-fetched dream. The plan is to walk the Pacific Crest Trail from the Oregon/California border up to Canada, 1,000 miles on...

Jul 17, 2018 : Heather Pearson
How I’m Prepping for the Appalachian Trail

How I’m Prepping for the Appalachian Trail

In T-minus one month (30 days) I will be embarking on my thru-hike! I get antsy whenever I see new blog posts and Instagrams from people already on the trail....

Jun 7, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Hiking SOBO and Meeting the Crowd Head-On

Hiking SOBO and Meeting the Crowd Head-On

“Why are you hiking the AT?” The question of all questions, am I right? There have been many different answers I’ve heard, but there have also been times when people...

May 23, 2018 : tori ann
How ‘Glorified Walking’ led to my Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Attempt

How ‘Glorified Walking’ led to my Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Attempt

Five years ago my family was set for a trip to the Smoky Mountains. We had a whole week planned to camp and hike and explore a new (to us)...

May 20, 2018 : Allison DiVerde
Decision Time

Decision Time

A couple months ago I went to visit a close friend in Massachusetts and we walked around Walden Pond where Henry Thoreau wrote Walden; or Life in the Woods. I...

Apr 29, 2018 : Corey Schaffer
The Whys of My PCT Thru-Hike

The Whys of My PCT Thru-Hike

In my attempts to remain as present as possible for the last few months leading up to my thru-hike, I have been putting off thinking and/or talking about the reasons...

Apr 13, 2018 : Greg Simpson
Our “Why”

Our “Why”

We are now at less than one month until we start our flip-flop thru hike. Reality is starting to set in. We alternate from being incredibly excited to queasy with...

Apr 13, 2018 : AJ
Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Why I hiked the Appalachian Trail:            Every thru-hiker gets the question “Why are you hiking the (insert trail name here)?” Perhaps this inquiry is easier for some and more difficult...

Apr 9, 2018 : Peanut
While I Wait, Here’s Why I’m Hiking

While I Wait, Here’s Why I’m Hiking

All the gear is bought and packed, just staring at me from the corner of my room.  I've quit all my jobs, moved most everything to storage, and the going...

Apr 7, 2018 : Liz Syster
Embracing My Crazy

Embracing My Crazy

To go or not to go… Since I made the decision to hike the A.T. my inner world has been quite the roller-coaster ride. I’ve been a royal flip-flopper of...

Mar 26, 2018 : Gwen Nitya