Why I’m Hiking Lists

Canceling My Thru-Hike: A Crushing, but Correct Decision

Canceling My Thru-Hike: A Crushing, but Correct Decision

Two days ago, I made the tough decision to cancel my northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Today, I finalized that decision by canceling my car rental to Georgia and...

Mar 19, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
Why I’m Backpacking the John Muir Trail: 5 Antidotes to Quitting

Why I’m Backpacking the John Muir Trail: 5 Antidotes to Quitting

Why do you do the things you do? What motivates you? What do you value? I---like most people---have floated randomly through life for many years without asking these simple questions....

Mar 14, 2020 : Chad Lubinski
The Mountains Are Calling My Name

The Mountains Are Calling My Name

Upcoming april I'm going on a 2650-miles stroll, from Mexico to Canada. In my first blog I will tell you about myself and why I am attempting this insane hike,...

Mar 5, 2020 : Marijn
Do We Always Need a Reason to Hike?

Do We Always Need a Reason to Hike?

A recurring question that friends, family and pretty much everyone who hears about my hiking adventures (past and future) ask me, is why.

Mar 3, 2020 : Sandra Visentin
Hiking for More Than Just Ourselves

Hiking for More Than Just Ourselves

Fragile "I'm not hopeful." Those were the words that rang through my head as I stood in the emergency room with some of my dearest friends from college. I was...

Feb 25, 2020 : Emily and Parkes
Uncomfortably Comfortable: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Uncomfortably Comfortable: Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Have you ever felt uncomfortably comfortable? Discontent with your good life... for some reason? Here's what I'm gonna do about it.

Feb 20, 2020 : Colin Rose
The Great Escape from Monotony; Why I’m Walking to Maine

The Great Escape from Monotony; Why I’m Walking to Maine

Why Am I Hiking? Such a simple question to ask for an unavoidably complex answer. But first, let me introduce myself. I'm Wesley. I was born, raised, and have spent...

Feb 9, 2020 : Wesley Guillory
Pre-Trail Depression: A Victim of the New PCT Permitting System

Pre-Trail Depression: A Victim of the New PCT Permitting System

Every morning begins with a sudden shock; a quick snap to a nonstop rapid fire cycle of thoughts surrounding the actualization of my longtime dream of thru-hiking of the Pacific...

Jan 6, 2020 : Logan Nigh
Reason for the Season (of Hiking), or Why I’m Hiking the Colorado Trail

Reason for the Season (of Hiking), or Why I’m Hiking the Colorado Trail

My reasons for choosing to hike the Colorado Trail in 2020.

Dec 23, 2019 : Will Harmon
Blazes Are Overrated: Why I’m Hiking in Italy This Summer

Blazes Are Overrated: Why I’m Hiking in Italy This Summer

I feel like a horrible human. My cousin is getting married in Italy this July and I all I could think is why in the heck he couldn't have picked...

Dec 2, 2019 : PseudoSloth