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Wisdom from 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

Wisdom from 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

To those of you who have been following along since the first Wisdom from the (Recent) Past post, welcome back! To those of you just jumping in, welcome (check out...

Apr 5, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

Wisdom from 2018 Continental Divide Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

The last trail we are going to address on this Wisdom from the 2018 Thru-Hikers series is the epic, infamous CDT. The CDT tends to be less trafficked and less...

Apr 3, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Wisdom from 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

Wisdom from 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. II)

We're back for a second dose of wisdom from the AT Class of 2018! As some Christopher “Sticks” Keys | March 25th - September 30th NOBO "If you are out...

Apr 1, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
A Quick Guide to the New England 100 Highest

A Quick Guide to the New England 100 Highest

As the temperature rises and the snow melts here in New England, the appearance of perennials and emergence of birds reminds us that yes, there is a life without bitter...

Mar 27, 2019 : Lindsey Gordon
Wisdom from 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

Wisdom from 2018 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers (Pt. I)

As the new thru-hiking season dawns, many people are prepping for the adventure of a lifetime. Shakedown hikes, last-minute gear purchases, and breaking in that first pair of trail runners....

Mar 25, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Connecticut: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Connecticut: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Connecticut's section of the Appalachian Trail may be short, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in diversity. In its 52 miles, the trail traverses everything from...

Mar 14, 2019 : Colleen Goldhorn
Stringbean on “Stringbean”: An Interview with the Appalachian Trail FKT Record Holder

Stringbean on “Stringbean”: An Interview with the Appalachian Trail FKT Record Holder

It was mind-boggling. How could an unsupported ultrarunner, carrying a pack and sleeping in a tent, not just break the unsupported record on the Appalachian Trail by eight days, but...

Mar 13, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Becoming an Adirondack 46er with My Daughter: Cascade and Porter

Becoming an Adirondack 46er with My Daughter: Cascade and Porter

My daughter proposed that we become 46ers. 46ers are individuals who hike each of the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondack Park in New York State. We began the endeavor...

Mar 13, 2019 : Scott Durkin
Unlikely Hikers Taking Over the Internet

Unlikely Hikers Taking Over the Internet

There is no question that thru-hiking communities tend to be pretty homogeneous. Here are some stats from the PCT Class of 2018 (and a Halfway Anywhere 2018 PCT Hiker Survey....

Mar 11, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
The Best Podcasts for Thru-Hikers

The Best Podcasts for Thru-Hikers

Since podcasts first appeared on the smartphone scene in 2004, they’ve filled a niche for listeners who want to laugh, be inspired, be educated, or all of the above. For long-distance...

Mar 9, 2019 : The Editors