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10 Myths for SOBO Thru-Hikers

10 Myths for SOBO Thru-Hikers

July 6th marked the beginning of my SOBO journey to Georgia, with the summit of Katahdin. I hit the mountain full of excitement and wonder, not only for the summit, but...

Jul 15, 2017 : Katie Doane
North Cascades Glory: PCT Part 2

North Cascades Glory: PCT Part 2

AUTHOR'S NOTE: I wrote most of this post in Bellingham last weekend, but didn't have time to finish and post it. Sorry for the delay!  Also, please click on the...

Jul 14, 2017 : Henry Slocum
SOBO Step I: Getting Through the 100-Mile Wilderness

SOBO Step I: Getting Through the 100-Mile Wilderness

The 100-Mile Wilderness is famous for being the longest stretch of the Appalachian Trail with no real access to a town. Just past the southern border of Baxter State Park (BSP), Abol Bridge...

Jul 13, 2017 : Emily
Mental Preparations for a Thru-Hike

Mental Preparations for a Thru-Hike

Anyone who has told a person their plans to a attempt a thru-hike has inevitably heard the response, “Why?” And I would not doubt that many, like myself, would like...

Jul 10, 2017 : Megan Landstine
Started at Katahdin Now We’re Here

Started at Katahdin Now We’re Here

Here's a summary of my first couple weeks on the trail. Views! Two weeks in and I have already seen some of the best scenic views of my life. Hiking...

Jun 30, 2017 : Justin Guimond
Food Choices, Job Departures, and Arrival in Maine

Food Choices, Job Departures, and Arrival in Maine

Now, where were we? At last we spoke, I was busy pillaging my closets, raiding REI, and ordering on Amazon in an attempt to assemble a well-rounded but not too...

Jun 29, 2017 : LilyMG
The Mountains on Their Own Terms: PCT Part 1

The Mountains on Their Own Terms: PCT Part 1

Coming to you from Winthrop, WA: My introduction to the Pacific Crest Trail has been so much more than I could have ever asked for.  It is so very different...

Jun 25, 2017 : Henry Slocum
Why Go SOBO: Perks to Going Against the Flow

Why Go SOBO: Perks to Going Against the Flow

Only 12 percent of all Appalachian Trail thru-hikers last year hiked southbound from Maine to Georgia, and roughly only 1,500 thru-hikers have ever completed a southbound hike in the entire history

Jun 19, 2017 : Emily
God gives us a flip-flop!

God gives us a flip-flop!

They say "when you make plans, God laughs". Isn't that the truth?! There are countless things in our lives that have NOT gone according to plan. But we are human beings, not...

Jun 17, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
Katahdin and The 100-Mile Wilderness

Katahdin and The 100-Mile Wilderness

Katahdin Was... Exciting, invigorating, scary, fun, and tiring. It is a 10.4 mile round trip from Katahdin Stream Campground (KSC) to Baxter Peak with a 4179 feet elevation change. There...

Jun 14, 2017 : Tom Abel