Trail Update

What I Didn’t Expect

What I Didn’t Expect

I expected to lose a lot of toenails out here (but I haven't actually lost any!!!!). I expected to be really lonely and nervous and scared (all which are feelings...

Jul 15, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
A Lesson in HYOH

A Lesson in HYOH

Hello world! In a twisted and complex series of events, my phone has broken and left me stranded as far as communication goes. I apologize for the lengthy delay in...

Jul 14, 2017 : Erica Notini
The Long (Trail) and Short of it: Weeks 15-16 on the Trail

The Long (Trail) and Short of it: Weeks 15-16 on the Trail

In my last post, I'd hiked through 4 states and into Great Barrington, MA. Since then, I climbed Mount Greylock, finished Massachusetts, walked over 100 miles on the Long Trail,...

Jul 13, 2017 : A.J. Matthews (Blue Steel)
Mile 861.9 – Mile 978.1

Mile 861.9 – Mile 978.1

Mile 876.8 I saw my first bears today! A mom and 2 cubs. I was so excited. Stretch was oblivious and I'm glad he was. I'm a little nervous to...

Jul 2, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Four States, One Update: Weeks 14-15 on the Trail

Four States, One Update: Weeks 14-15 on the Trail

After a week off in the big city with my girlfriend, I returned to the trail in New Jersey happy and fat, but not entirely relaxed. Playing tourist in NYC...

Jul 1, 2017 : A.J. Matthews (Blue Steel)
Welcome to the Sierra

Welcome to the Sierra

Ok, Kennedy was supposed to be the beginning of the Sierra. And it was, with the meadows and snow covered peaks in the distance, but we didn't have to ford...

Jun 26, 2017 : Linnea Delucchi
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
The Virginia Blues are real.

The Virginia Blues are real.

It's taken me a while to muster up the energy to write this post. I'm at mile 729 in Daleville, VA at a Howard Johnson Motel that for some reason...

Jun 20, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
That One Time That I Fell Off A Cliff

That One Time That I Fell Off A Cliff

Day 57: Wind Rock to Niday Shelter, 23.1 miles Today I planned my biggest mileage day yet. I made sure to get up and leave as early as I physically...

Jun 17, 2017 : Erica Notini
Challenges That May Take You Off the Trail

Challenges That May Take You Off the Trail

I'm beginning to realize why completing a thru-hike really freaking difficult.  When people tell you most hikers won't finish hiking the 2000+ miles of the AT, that only 17, 510 people since the

Jun 15, 2017 : Therese Masotta