Trail Update

8 Things I’ve Learned Halfway Thru the PCT

8 Things I’ve Learned Halfway Thru the PCT

8 Things I've Learned Halfway Thru the PCT   1) The trail will not "fix" you. At some point, many of us have this romanticized idea that we're going to...

Jul 22, 2021 : Fire Breather
ATC Announces New Visitor Experience Updates

ATC Announces New Visitor Experience Updates

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has announced plans to restructure their visitor experience in the form of updated visitor centers and hiker resources throughout the length of the trail. In

Jul 19, 2021 : Colleen Goldhorn
April in the Sierras

April in the Sierras

Dear Sierras, you were 300 of the most challenging, frustrating, and incredible miles I have encountered yet. You forced me up snowy and icy passes--making much more familiar with my...

Jul 15, 2021 : Rachel Frey
CDT Thru-Hike Week 5 San Juan’s

CDT Thru-Hike Week 5 San Juan’s

The Snows of the San Juan's. As I hiked my first miles into the San Juan's my trekking pole collapsed and I fell. My hand and arm were cut up...

Jul 9, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
The One Thousandth [AT mile 859.5-1104.6]

The One Thousandth [AT mile 859.5-1104.6]

Day 70: 12.4 miles from Paul C. Wolfe Shelter to Calf Mountain Shelter Day 71: 6.7 miles to Wildcat Ridge Parking Area Day 72: zero w/my best friend in Waynesboro,...

Jun 18, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The One with the Virginia Triple Crown [Mile 636.1-859.5]

The One with the Virginia Triple Crown [Mile 636.1-859.5]

Day 56: 8.1 miles from Cross Ave, Pearisburg, VA to Rice Field Shelter Day 57: 16.4 miles to Bailey Gap Shelter Day 58: 21.2 miles to Sarver Hollow Shelter Day...

May 30, 2021 : Ann Marie White
Appalachian Trail Journals Week 1: Approach + 145 Miles

Appalachian Trail Journals Week 1: Approach + 145 Miles

Every day on trail, I take photos and write about the things I experience, feel, and do. Here are my journals and photos from my first week on the Appalachian...

May 27, 2021 : James Lamers
You Died… Continue?

You Died… Continue?

I got this sticker at an art gallery in Big Bear last week. I thought it was fitting, with the little ghosts and the familiar proposal found in video games....

May 10, 2021 : Fire Breather
And So It Begins

And So It Begins

If you thought last post’s obstacle course for me to get in the plane out of Brazil and the two weeks in MX was all the trouble I had to...

May 3, 2021 : Lara Antonia
The One with the Crazy (and Possibly Evil) Animals [AT Miles 239.1-344.2]

The One with the Crazy (and Possibly Evil) Animals [AT Miles 239.1-344.2]

Day 25: 4.8 miles from Davenport Gap to Painter Creek Day 26: 11.2 miles to Max Patch Day 27: 16.6 miles to Deer Park Mountain Shelter Day 28: 3.2 miles...

Apr 24, 2021 : Ann Marie White