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Pondering Pennsylvania and Other Observations

Pondering Pennsylvania and Other Observations

Pondering Pennsylvania  Stepping into NJ We finally stepped out of Pennsylvania, so I feel I can talk about the experience.  We had been warned about PA at every turn of...

Jul 13, 2024 : MaPa Wampus
1/2 to ME: Top Three-Ish Spots to Brush Your Teeth

1/2 to ME: Top Three-Ish Spots to Brush Your Teeth

2024 Halfway Sign, Mile 1098.7 Hello, Pennsylvania!! Over the last few days, I passed through Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. It is wild to recall that only a month ago,...

Jul 13, 2024 : Emilia Grunden
How to get a Permit for the Wonderland Trail

How to get a Permit for the Wonderland Trail

How to get a Permit for the Wonderland Trail    Obtaining a permit for the Wonderland Trail is notoriously nerve wracking, tedious, and requires several timed

Jul 12, 2024 : Shannon Gleespen
I’m Back

I’m Back

The trail broke me last year, but I am back, and ready to rumble on a second attempt.

Jul 12, 2024 : Heidi
The first 6 days on the GR5!

The first 6 days on the GR5!

The feet are mangled; their shape resembles a tightly wrung towel. Withered, wrinkly and snow-white in spots, they ache. The heel spur on my right foot is crying the saddest...

Jul 12, 2024 : Christina Laflamme
Into Vermont and then home

Into Vermont and then home

Day 109 Shaker Tent Site To Cookie Lady -- AT Daily Miles 21.0; AT Total Miles 1566.7 It thunder stormed or rained most of the night. Plus, it was very windy....

Jul 11, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Mile 0

Mile 0

It’s a beautiful day to start my hike! Got dropped off at Echo Lake and the view is just breathtaking.   Last night I stayed with my friend at Fallen...

Jul 11, 2024 : Maddie Augustsson
Time to Reintroduce Myself: Week Five

Time to Reintroduce Myself: Week Five

New name, new backpack, new me.

Jul 11, 2024 : Florencia Loncan
Starting off on an Allegheny Trail Thru Hike!

Starting off on an Allegheny Trail Thru Hike!

In the weeks leading up to my Allegheny Trail thru hike, I found myself more nervous that I usually am before a long hike. The added element of creating larger...

Jul 9, 2024 : Heidi Nisbett
Virginia or Bust

Virginia or Bust

Once I left NC for good, I couldn't wait to finish up TN and get to Virginia. The shelters in this section of TN have no privies, so it's cathole-digging...

Jul 8, 2024 : Liz