Trail Update

Why I Almost Quit My Second Thru-Hike

Why I Almost Quit My Second Thru-Hike

I'm three weeks into my second thru-hike on New Zealand's Te Araroa Trail, but to put it plainly, I'm not sure I'm enjoying it.

Nov 26, 2019 : Danny Strayer
Te Araroa Gear List

Te Araroa Gear List

On the eve of my Te Araroa hike across New Zealand, I take stock of my gear and ponder the journey that is to come.

Nov 1, 2019 : Danny Strayer
A World of Pain: Sufferfest and the End

A World of Pain: Sufferfest and the End

From reading my blogs about this year's hike up to now, I realize that I might make this sound kind of easy. Well, this is going to be a complete...

Sep 30, 2019 : Erica Notini
The Flip Side: Becoming a SOBO

The Flip Side: Becoming a SOBO

The Final Days (Kind Of) The last few days of my Long Trail thru-hike were the most relaxed I think I’ve ever been on a thru-hike. I knew my ride...

Sep 22, 2019 : Erica Notini
Breaking Ground: The Long Trail North of Maine Junction

Breaking Ground: The Long Trail North of Maine Junction

New Territory After turning left at Maine Junction, against my leftover AT instincts, the trail immediately took on a new persona. A rougher, obviously less traveled dirt path sometimes hidden...

Sep 16, 2019 : Erica Notini
The End – Wild, Wet, Windswept Olympic Coast

The End – Wild, Wet, Windswept Olympic Coast

The coastal section through the Olympic National Park starts, as many PNT sections do, with a 22-mile walk through forest roads. We walk it as fast as possible, knowing it’ll...

Sep 16, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
The Mighty, Magnificent and Remote Pasayten Wilderness

The Mighty, Magnificent and Remote Pasayten Wilderness

A crack of thunder and a bolt of lightning is how we started our section in the Pasayten Wilderness. Minutes after arriving at the Cold Springs campground the sky opened...

Aug 21, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
The Trail Turns Hot, Then It Turns Hotter

The Trail Turns Hot, Then It Turns Hotter

“The heat in the summer is 110. Too hot for the devil, too hot for men.” -Johnny Cash According to locals yesterday the temp did reach 110 in Oroville. When...

Aug 8, 2019 : Justin Sprecher
Into the North

Into the North

A quick update on Harpers Ferry, Maryland, and surviving Pennsylvania

Jul 21, 2019 : Sarahmarie Specht-Bird
Hello from 1,000 Miles!

Hello from 1,000 Miles!

To the coworker at my last job who said I’d never make it to Virginia, hello from West Virginia! After a long hiker hibernation, I’m back! Oh, and I’m at...

Jul 19, 2019 : Ashley H.