Trail Update

Nearly a Month into the PCT

Nearly a Month into the PCT

About a month in and learning every day. Since our last post, we have learned a lot about trail life. Here are the takeaways and a peek into our current...

Apr 16, 2018 : Lee Welton
Who Dat Hiking?

Who Dat Hiking?

Who's crazy enough to do this? Some of you reading this probably are curious why someone would want to leave the comforts of regular life to go walk in the...

Apr 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Making Miles, with Friends, Angels Along the Way

Making Miles, with Friends, Angels Along the Way

Yes, I'm still alive. Well, it has been a while since I last wrote on here. I have Sprint, so legit I have no service. So a quick catchup on...

Apr 14, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Thru-Hiking Is the Best Kind of Emotional Roller-Coaster

Thru-Hiking Is the Best Kind of Emotional Roller-Coaster

When you're on a long-distance hike, a fantastic day can come on the heels of an absolutely terrible day. And in contrast to that terrible day, the fantastic day seems...

Apr 11, 2018 : Janel Healy
The Great Smoky Mountains Live Up to Their Name

The Great Smoky Mountains Live Up to Their Name

March 30 to April 4, days 17 to 22 The Smokies were fantastic! I arrived at Fontana Dam, the launching point for the 70-plus miles of trail within the Smokies,...

Apr 7, 2018 : Pete Bromen
And May You Stay Forever Young

And May You Stay Forever Young

Today officially marks two weeks of trail life for me and I am celebrating with my second zero. My parents dropped me back off at Neel Gap last week and...

Apr 4, 2018 : Mackenzie
Orlando Gets a Trail Name, and Gets Lost

Orlando Gets a Trail Name, and Gets Lost

Let's get this out of the way right up front. On my second day hiking the Appalachian Trail I got lost. That's right - even before arriving at Springer Mountain...

Apr 3, 2018 : Barb Abney
Mountain Cat: Hear Me Roar

Mountain Cat: Hear Me Roar

In my first weeks of the AT I’ve experienced just about every kind of weather possible. Fog so thick you can’t see the blazes, soaking rain, freezing sleet and snow,...

Apr 3, 2018 : Cassie
North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

I walked around the curving bend that snuck over the side of a mountain to see my AT partner, Lindsey (trail name: Dorothy), waiting for me at the North Carolina...

Apr 2, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Taking Stock of the First Seven Days on the Trail

Taking Stock of the First Seven Days on the Trail

What is it like to hike the Pacific Crest Trail? Here is an honest look at the first seven days and 109.5 miles. Then a few small innocent problems start...

Mar 30, 2018 : Lee Welton