History

Trail Days 2024 Hiker’s Stories – “Story”

Trail Days 2024 Hiker’s Stories – “Story”

“Story” quickly recalled the exact days she began and ended her hike.  She had begun her thru-hike on March 25 and ended six months later on September 25, 2018.

Jun 14, 2024 : John Edward Harris
Book Review: Tales from the Trail – Stories from the Oldest Hiker Hostel on the Appalachian Trail

Book Review: Tales from the Trail – Stories from the Oldest Hiker Hostel on the Appalachian Trail

Most AT thru-hikers and even some sectional hikers have probably spent a night or two sleeping and showering at the Hiker Hostel of The Presbyterian Church of the Mountain in...

Jan 24, 2024 : John Edward Harris
Step 1: Amtrak Ticket

Step 1: Amtrak Ticket

In Spring 2023, I will hike sections of the Appalachian Trail, creating videotaped presentations on the cultural and natural history of each section. I'll be documenting the preparation here, so...

Aug 9, 2022 : Ruth Nasrullah
Tom Turcich (and His Pup) Set to Complete 7-Year Around-the-World Walk Next Month

Tom Turcich (and His Pup) Set to Complete 7-Year Around-the-World Walk Next Month

On April 2, 2015, Tom Turcich, 33, left his home in New Jersey to walk around the world. More than seven years, 26,000 miles, six continents, and one best friend...

Apr 15, 2022 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Great Strides: PCT Angel Uncovered History of Earliest Known Continental Divide Thru-Hiker

Great Strides: PCT Angel Uncovered History of Earliest Known Continental Divide Thru-Hiker

Great Strides is an occasional feature of The Trek exploring notable walks and walkers from history, literature, and film. If not for the sleuthing of a famous Pacific Crest Trail...

Apr 8, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Scout and Frodo will not host PCT hikers in San Diego in 2021

Scout and Frodo will not host PCT hikers in San Diego in 2021

Barney and Sandy Mann, aka Scout and Frodo, have decided not to host Pacific Crest Trail hikers for the 2021 season, due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Feb 3, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Great Strides: Edward Payson Weston Was ‘World’s Greatest Pedestrian’

Great Strides: Edward Payson Weston Was ‘World’s Greatest Pedestrian’

Great Strides is an occasional feature of The Trek exploring some of the greatest walks and walkers in history, literature, and film. On Sunday, March 28, 1909, The New York...

Jan 12, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Great Strides: Eddie Pu Walked Around Maui Barefoot Every Year for Three Decades

Great Strides: Eddie Pu Walked Around Maui Barefoot Every Year for Three Decades

Great Strides is an occasional feature of The Trek exploring some of the greatest walks and walkers in history, literature, and film. In 1976, at age 46, a native-born Hawaiian...

Nov 9, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Great Strides: Peace Pilgrim, the First Woman to Thru-Hike the AT, Never Stopped Walking

Great Strides: Peace Pilgrim, the First Woman to Thru-Hike the AT, Never Stopped Walking

Great Strides is an occasional feature of The Trek exploring some of the greatest walks and walkers in history, literature, and film. Between 1948 and 1951, just three men walked...

Oct 13, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Great Strides: The Epic First Journey of Colin Fletcher, “Founding Father of Backpacking”

Great Strides: The Epic First Journey of Colin Fletcher, “Founding Father of Backpacking”

The Great Strides series will be an occasional feature of The Trek exploring some of the greatest walks and walkers in history, literature, and film. In 1958, a Welsh immigrant...

Sep 22, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans