Trail Update

Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

I wake up in my room, surrounded by four walls and my black cat walking over my down comforter. The air conditioning is cool and my bed is soft. This...

Jun 16, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Hating and Loving Pennsylvania

Hating and Loving Pennsylvania

It's been a few weeks since I left the state of Pennsylvania behind me. At the time, I hated hiking through the state and was very vocal about how I...

Jun 14, 2018 : Danny Strayer
I Just Want to Hike All Night and Zero Every Day

I Just Want to Hike All Night and Zero Every Day

Contrary to popular belief I do not see towns as a trap; they are a major part of this experience. Sometimes I even think they are my favorite part of...

Jun 7, 2018 : Mackenzie
Shenandoah – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Shenandoah – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good Company I started hiking with the Snail Brethren, a mother and son duo I met last year during my hike. They hiked over 1,400 miles last year until...

Jun 6, 2018 : Nadine Symons
The Power of Harry Potter, Naps and Nutella

The Power of Harry Potter, Naps and Nutella

Miles walked: 454 Audio: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, half of Harry Potter and the...

Jun 1, 2018 : Anna Smiley
PCT – I said ‘T’ not ‘P,’ but it’s still quite a trip!

PCT – I said ‘T’ not ‘P,’ but it’s still quite a trip!

First off, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to post! Apparently I'm a terrible blogger so far...especially with how long this post is, but hey I don't want...

May 31, 2018 : Kyle Wicks
The Stunning and Harsh Wilderness of Central Arizona

The Stunning and Harsh Wilderness of Central Arizona

Exhausted from the previous night, I woke up a bit late. Steel had already left. For a change, the sky was overcast and cool with just a hint of some...

May 26, 2018 : Righteous
Georgia, Georgia, Georgia! You Were Spectacular

Georgia, Georgia, Georgia! You Were Spectacular

How time flies! Seems like it was just a few days ago that I was sitting in my flat studying for exams and wistfully daydreaming about the trail. But now...

May 18, 2018 : Meghan Costello
Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Hey, y'all! Long time, no blog. Busy out here, ya know, living this grueling life with all these responsibilities. Like walking, eating, sleeping, repeat. But much has occurred since then,...

May 11, 2018 : Christopher Keys
The Lure of the Trail, and the Pleasures of Town

The Lure of the Trail, and the Pleasures of Town

Hello from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Life is getting normal on the trail and my trail family seems to have solidified. Odysseus, Big Money, and I have been together...

May 11, 2018 : Carl Stanfield