Trail Update

I’m Finally on the Trail – For Reals

I’m Finally on the Trail – For Reals

All the planning and excruciatingly long 12 months have passed since I started training and to hike the AT. It seemed like forever and I had second thoughts that I...

Feb 18, 2019 : JC Van Etten
PCT Training on the Te Araroa

PCT Training on the Te Araroa

In November I put into motion the grand plan for my sabbatical year off work. The dream was the PCT in April, but with an entire year off work I...

Jan 30, 2019 : Kez
The Joy of Urban Hiking on the Te Araroa

The Joy of Urban Hiking on the Te Araroa

When plans for the Te Araroa were put into motion, it was designed to take hikers through areas that highlight all of New Zealand. This includes wilderness and urban areas....

Dec 22, 2018 : Kez
Post-Hike Life Brings New Adventures

Post-Hike Life Brings New Adventures

After 139 days hiking through the woods I began my reintegration into society. First things first, I had to trim up the overgrown forest that had been growing on my...

Dec 12, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Magic and Misfortune at Katahdin

Magic and Misfortune at Katahdin

After the 100-Mile Wilderness, I was ready to conquer Katahdin, but the trail had a few more challenges to throw at me. Here's the video of my last days on...

Dec 6, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Phone-less in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Phone-less in the 100-Mile Wilderness

Entering the 100-Mile Wilderness, my trek was slowly coming to end. But the minutiae of day-to-day trail life continued. Here's a video of a normal day on the trail: grueling...

Nov 24, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Maine Became a Mental Challenge

Maine Became a Mental Challenge

After the incredible White Mountains, I finally reached Maine, the last state on my journey. Check out the video: the spectacular White Mountains, I was ready to be done. My...

Nov 18, 2018 : Danny Strayer
The Whites and Their Rocks Nearly Killed Me

The Whites and Their Rocks Nearly Killed Me

After 1,800 miles I finally made it to the infamous White Mountains.They proved to be the highlight of my hike. Check out the video: hellacious descent down Mount Moosilauke in...

Nov 10, 2018 : Danny Strayer
New Hampshire in the Buff on Hike Naked Day

New Hampshire in the Buff on Hike Naked Day

After a two-night rest at the Yellow Deli Hostel in Vermont, it was time to move on to my next state: New Hampshire.Check out my video of my days in...

Oct 30, 2018 : Danny Strayer
In the Woods, I Know that I Am Safe

In the Woods, I Know that I Am Safe

Sarah Grothjan recently wrote an

Oct 20, 2018 : Clara Hatcher