Why I’m Hiking Lists

Why I Should Not Hike the Appalachian Trail

Why I Should Not Hike the Appalachian Trail

I know, I know. Why start with something so negative? Well, I just need to air out all my doubts and all the doubts that other people have about this...

Sep 19, 2017 : Esther Burghouwt
5 Reasons Why I Am Hiking the John Muir Trail

5 Reasons Why I Am Hiking the John Muir Trail

Hi there, the name's Liz. I am a twenty-something year-old with a hearty appetite for the outdoors. Growing up in Los Angeles, California, I've spent more time stuck in bumper-to-bumper,

Aug 11, 2017 : Liz
Everything Wonderland

Everything Wonderland

I dusted off the old gear. My Salomons and trekking poles were caked with mud from taking them up Mount Leconte. My Sawyer Mini was in desperate need of backflushing....

Jul 17, 2017 : Jennifer Williams
I Hike Because…

I Hike Because…

The trail is my home The AT will always be my OG Trail, but any trail that takes me into the wilderness is home to me. It's where I feel...

Jul 1, 2017 : Amber Redfield
Challenges of the Trail: Coming to Terms with Competing Needs

Challenges of the Trail: Coming to Terms with Competing Needs

Days on trail: 67 Miles completed: 963 Most recent sighting: A bear! (From Bighorn) and a quail (From Bonsai). As I stare up at the ceiling of our hotel room,...

Jun 30, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Why I Love Hiking Culture

Why I Love Hiking Culture

Hikers are a unique breed.   They come in many forms and from many different backgrounds.  There are day hikers, and overnight backpackers, thru hikers and hikertrash.  But although each...

Jun 4, 2017 : Socked In
Why I am Hiking the John Muir Trail

Why I am Hiking the John Muir Trail

It's been awhile Trekkers, since I've graced the pages of the this dear website. You may remember me from last year, as I walked from Mexico to Canada on the...

Jun 2, 2017 : Katie Brown
Anticipating Katahdin & introduction to US!

Anticipating Katahdin & introduction to US!

It was 2 months ago that we found ourselves saying, "I'd really like to just pack up and hike the Appalachian Trail!" #bucketlist. We looked at each other, and were...

Jun 1, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
Why I’m Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Why I’m Thru-Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

The cat is out of the bag. Well, if you Today, although I can pinpoint elements in my life that are less than ideal, my resting state is gratitude. Some...

May 29, 2017 : Zach
You are going to do what?????? Are you nuts?????

You are going to do what?????? Are you nuts?????

Start Day Approaches I am less than 30 days from Springer.  Less than 30 days from leaving the life I built for myself behind and heading into four plus months...

Apr 10, 2017 : Scott Edwards