Why I’m Hiking Lists

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
Why I’m Walking 2,189 Miles in the Wilderness

Why I’m Walking 2,189 Miles in the Wilderness

           Short answer: Why not? I will be flip flop thru hiking the AT beginning April 23rd. I start at Harper's Ferry NOBO. I want to...

Apr 5, 2017 : Barry Hudson
I have Fears

I have Fears

The happiest I've ever been is a moment I can place. I was in India. We had spent the day walking around town, not really doing anything in particular, eating...

Mar 31, 2017 : Amber Kostka
So This Is Really Going To Happen

So This Is Really Going To Happen

Who We Are My name is James.  Nancy Drew is my wife.  That is not her real name but I am going to secretly push for that to become her...

Mar 31, 2017 : James Shepherd
When I successfully thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, I will…

When I successfully thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, I will…

We don’t always get second chances in life, especially a second chance at an Appalachian Trail thru-hike. It’s a monumental endeavor to attempt it just once. But twice? I can’t...

Mar 22, 2017 : Tom Willard
Why I’m Hiking the Long Trail

Why I’m Hiking the Long Trail

Why Thru Hike? I've spent an exorbitant amount of time browsing thru hiker's posts on Appalachian Trials and The Trek over the past year and always enjoy the "why I'm...

Mar 20, 2017 : Socked In