Trail Update

Ultralight backpacking meals…. but are they ultralight for your bank account?

Ultralight backpacking meals…. but are they ultralight for your bank account?

What are people eating on trail? We have read and watched so many people say how much money they saved to hike the AT. It seems preposterous. Maybe I do...

Jan 17, 2021 : Chicken & Dumplin
Superior Hiking Trail winter SOBO

Superior Hiking Trail winter SOBO

Days 2 and 3 on the SHT A bright light awoke me. I barely slept so I looked at my phone to see the time. It was midnight and the...

Jan 15, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
Our New Year’s Approach

Our New Year’s Approach

An End and The BeginningWe could have chosen any number of places to visit in celebration of the new year but we settled on one...  the AT Approach Trail! Over...

Jan 6, 2021 : Chicken & Dumplin
Countdown to the Great Divide Trail

Countdown to the Great Divide Trail

Last weekend marked the four week mark until I embark on thru hike of the Great Divide Trail (GDT) Like so many segments of society, COVID has thrown the thru-hiker...

Jun 4, 2020 : Kelly McDonald
They Stole My Gear but not My Community

They Stole My Gear but not My Community

Hi. My name is Kaitlin and my PCT dream was stolen. And I know what the first thing that pops in your mind when reading that statement is---you and thousands...

Mar 29, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Why I’m Putting Aside My Dream

Why I’m Putting Aside My Dream

*The following is the story behind my decision to leave the Appalachian Trail. I’ll post a more analytical, bullet-pointed list in the next few days. Like many readers and writers...

Mar 25, 2020 : Hayden "LLC" Cox
Two Trails Are Better Than One: Why Everyone Should Hike a Second Thru-Hike

Two Trails Are Better Than One: Why Everyone Should Hike a Second Thru-Hike

This persistent feeling that I was doing something all too familiar but not familiar at all. I’m currently lying in my tent after a long hike through the tall, grassy...

Jan 24, 2020 : Sunney Mahalak
A True Pilgrimage: Trust Where Your Feet Will Take You

A True Pilgrimage: Trust Where Your Feet Will Take You

I rolled over on my sleeping pad and let the air expel from my bed. After a long day of climbing through the backcountry of New Zealand my body needed...

Jan 19, 2020 : Sunney Mahalak
Why I Didn’t Quit the Te Araroa

Why I Didn’t Quit the Te Araroa

Though I've ranted about the things wrong with the Te Araroa, the trail has some truly amazing assets as well.

Jan 13, 2020 : Danny Strayer
Te Araroa: A Beautiful Walk on the Beach

Te Araroa: A Beautiful Walk on the Beach

The sun crested the towering sand dunes and reminded me of its strength. The 90-mile beach welcomed me with its wide open space and salty breeze. I left camp early...

Jan 13, 2020 : Sunney Mahalak