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How Grand Staircase Made Me a Thru-Hiker

How Grand Staircase Made Me a Thru-Hiker

Growing up, I don’t think my family went camping one single time. I was raised in a more typically Midwestern way, with occasional weekend trips to the mall to buy...

Oct 22, 2018 : Leah King
Chinook Trail – Bluff Mountain Trailhead To Panther Creek / White Salmon (Days 3 & 4)

Chinook Trail – Bluff Mountain Trailhead To Panther Creek / White Salmon (Days 3 & 4)

Woke up early in the morning to frost on the tent and a beautiful sunrise, with a view of Mount Hood in the far distance. The bear canister full of...

Oct 18, 2018 : Sean Berry
Finding My Footsteps

Finding My Footsteps

"Where did you come from?" Who said, that you're asking. Well, that was my mother. Where did I come from? That is a great question. I was born in Allentown,...

Oct 17, 2018 : Tilghman Moyer
West Virginia and Other Things

West Virginia and Other Things

West Virginia (Sept. 13 - Sept. 21) Four miles, eight days I know what you may be thinking. It took you eight days to walk four miles, what are you...

Oct 17, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Lost and Found: Heat,  Hikers, a Hound, and a Husband

Lost and Found: Heat, Hikers, a Hound, and a Husband

Lost:  Heat OK,  we can kiss summer goodbye. It seems like it happened overnight,   Sleeping outside has gone from comfortable to cold.   That second hurricane certainly hastened the change...

Oct 16, 2018 : Ruth Morley
A Merging of Tramilies at Trail Days

A Merging of Tramilies at Trail Days

I didn't think crossing the Bridge of the Gods would have as big of an impact as it did. It's just another part of the trail, right? Nope. Crossing the...

Oct 16, 2018 : Madi Landrum
New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers, Ranked

New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-Footers, Ranked

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me which of New Hampshire's 48 4,000 footers was my favorite I'd have a couple hundred dollars. Which isn't very...

Oct 16, 2018 : Socked In
Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Oct. 7)

Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Oct. 7)

A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers! Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to feature the photo of you crossing the finish line! This

Oct 14, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
The Maryland Challenge – It’s Type 2 Fun

The Maryland Challenge – It’s Type 2 Fun

Maryland (Sept. 12 - 13) 14 hours, 38 minutes The following will describe my experience as well as provide an additional five tips that may aid you in the Maryland...

Oct 12, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Solo Woman: How I Got Good at Being by Myself

Solo Woman: How I Got Good at Being by Myself

Perhaps it started with my journey to Amicalola Falls without a companion, or even a year prior on my first solo road trip to North Carolina and the Blue Ridge...

Oct 11, 2018 : Erin