Section Hiking

AT Day 2 – Long Creek Falls

AT Day 2 – Long Creek Falls

On our second day we are blown away by Long Creek Falls

Jun 6, 2022 : David Somers
AT Day 1 – The Climb to the Terminus

AT Day 1 – The Climb to the Terminus

We enter the approach trail to the southern terminus

Jun 5, 2022 : David Somers
Summer in Florida

Summer in Florida

In Florida I prepare for my return to the trail

Jun 4, 2022 : David Somers
All Goals Are Created Equal

All Goals Are Created Equal

I have noticed an occasional through-hiker arrogance I find uncomfortable.  It comes up around discussions about Bill Bryson’s A Hike in the Woods and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild. It leaves the ...

Feb 22, 2022 : Joanna Palmer
9 Mistakes I Made on my PCT LASH (Spoiler: Everything Still Turned Out OK)

9 Mistakes I Made on my PCT LASH (Spoiler: Everything Still Turned Out OK)

No hiker does everything perfectly. Last summer, I hiked over 500 miles of the PCT in the desert and the Sierra Nevada. Before my hike, there were plenty of popular...

Feb 9, 2022 : Penina Satlow
2020 Appalachian Trail Section-Hiker Survey: Resupply and Transportation

2020 Appalachian Trail Section-Hiker Survey: Resupply and Transportation

Long overlooked in our annual surveys, Appalachian Trail (AT) section hikers were the focus of the Trek's 2020 survey. We surveyed 448 people, 43 of whom had completed the entire...

Sep 14, 2021 : Mariposa
Connecting All the Dots: Completing My 4 Year Odyssey on the AT

Connecting All the Dots: Completing My 4 Year Odyssey on the AT

At last. Time to get my final, triumphant fix of the AT and, as a friend later said, "put a lid on it." As you might recall, I am primarily...

Aug 30, 2021 : Ruth Morley
Flying High (literally): Back on the AT after Two Years Off

Flying High (literally): Back on the AT after Two Years Off

At last. AT LAST. After leaving the AT nearly 2 years ago with injuries and dashed hopes for ever finishing my section hiking of the full distance, I finally was...

Jul 29, 2021 : Ruth Morley
How to Stay Safe While Hiking During Wildfire Season

How to Stay Safe While Hiking During Wildfire Season

Wildfire season in the West is unfortunately back with a vengeance, which means smoke filled forests and closures across many long trails throughout the nation. It seems as though wildfires...

Jul 21, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
The Beginner’s Guide To Desert Hiking

The Beginner’s Guide To Desert Hiking

Hooray! Your first desert vacation is booked and on the calendar. As you begin prepping your boots and letting dreams of red rocks fill your head, it’s important to start...

Jul 20, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn