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A SOBO’s Song

A SOBO’s Song

"Oh my God, this is the ending. This is over. What is beginning?" Cole Blume, 34.  Eugene, Oregon.     THE BASICS: Start/finish day: July 16, 2017 to November 14,...

Feb 21, 2018 : Tommy Corey
Week 25- Atkins to Troutdale, VA

Week 25- Atkins to Troutdale, VA

I have been rescued from the trail by Chunky, one of the best trail angels I have met, at  the Quarter Way Inn Hostel.  I will finally kick the poison...

Feb 18, 2018 : Jamie Marsden
Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

Experiencing Every Inch: Canada to Mexico on the PCT

I wasn't at my finest leaving Julian. There was a stitch in my side and saliva was turning to glue in my mouth. My feet were throbbing in shoes that...

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

Making Tracks to Mexico: A PCT SOBO’s Final Chapter

For some reason, arriving in Wrightwood flipped a switch for me. Mexico is right there, I started telling myself. Just don't get hurt, and you're there! I went about my errands in...

Feb 15, 2018 : Righteous
The Cold, Hard Facts of Finishing. And Now What?

The Cold, Hard Facts of Finishing. And Now What?

I left Marion, Va., on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and arrived at Springer Mountain on Tuesday, Dec. 19. That’s 34 days, two of which were zeroes in Hampton, Tenn., and Hot Springs,...

Feb 1, 2018 : LilyMG
Through the Mojave Heat as Mexico Looms Ahead

Through the Mojave Heat as Mexico Looms Ahead

I mentioned at the end of my first pack had taken a beating. I've had several fantastic customer service interactions with Osprey in the past. Let's just say I was...

Jan 25, 2018 : Righteous
Descent From The Cold Into The Desert Heat

Descent From The Cold Into The Desert Heat

It was a hell of a jaw workout, but I wolfed down like five of those protein bars for lunch.  Summiting Whitney was thoroughly draining, but we still had about...

Jan 13, 2018 : Righteous
Peace and Hardship Through the Range of Light: PCT Part 9

Peace and Hardship Through the Range of Light: PCT Part 9

This is a very long post.  I could have split it up, but I think keeping it all together gives a better sense of how I felt through this section. ...

Jan 1, 2018 : Righteous
Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

I had lost sight of a specific reason why I was hiking the Appalachian Trail. It was becoming so daunting that I couldn't even provide an answer to all that...

Dec 18, 2017 : Raider
The Sierra Nevada Rise from the Horizon: PCT Part 8

The Sierra Nevada Rise from the Horizon: PCT Part 8

Leaving NorCal Remember how I said it was crazy hot in Belden?  So hot that I decided not to leave until after 6pm.  With a huge climb into the Buck's...

Dec 15, 2017 : Righteous