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Week Four: Mile Marker 420 On Day 4/20

Week Four: Mile Marker 420 On Day 4/20

Day 22 (13.5 miles) Whistling Gap campsite to Uncle Johnny’s, Erwin, TNStarted out of camp around 7:00 am and made it to the top of a nearby rocky summit for...

Apr 20, 2018 : Dan Coy
Little Toe, Big Problem

Little Toe, Big Problem

My first two days on the trail were, let's call them, eventful. I've been an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast since spring break camping trips as a kid, so I...

Apr 19, 2018 : Rachel Poole
Rain, Wind, Snow, and the Little Piggy that Cried All the Way

Rain, Wind, Snow, and the Little Piggy that Cried All the Way

“Mile 301.4 to mile 316.9.  Rain was the word of the day for all 15 miles.  I busted my ass to get a shelter spot and it worked.  It’s absolutely...

Apr 19, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Weekly Trail Update #3: April 9 – April 15, 2018

Weekly Trail Update #3: April 9 – April 15, 2018

Welcome back for another trail update! Day 15: Jerry's Cabin Shelter to Bald Mountain Shelter - 25.6mi Last night was another sub-freezing evening. It had started to snow as I...

Apr 19, 2018 : Brandon Chase
Trail Families: What Are They and Are They Beneficial?

Trail Families: What Are They and Are They Beneficial?

When you set off to thru-hike you are often leaving behind important people in your life. Particularly if you are heading to the trail solo, it may seem daunting and...

Apr 18, 2018 : April and Jake
Gear Review: Osprey Levity 60L

Gear Review: Osprey Levity 60L

Basic Specs Lumina 45L MSRP: $250 Weight: 1 pound, 12.2 oz Load Range: 5-25 Pounds Overview Osprey’s latest offering is a lighter re-imagining of their popular Exos pack series.

Apr 18, 2018 : Domonick Zanarini
Long Desert Miles Take an Early Physical Toll

Long Desert Miles Take an Early Physical Toll

It was entirely surreal that we were actually beginning our hike the morning we drove up to the monument. Like many NOBOs, we stayed at Scout and Frodo's the night...

Apr 17, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Ups and Downs: The First Month in Review

Ups and Downs: The First Month in Review

I'm 366.4 miles in and 34 days into my hike. While some days go by impossibly fast, others have gone by infuriatingly slow. I've experienced every possible emotion thus far,...

Apr 17, 2018 : Fernando Rios
Learn As You Go and Forget the Rest

Learn As You Go and Forget the Rest

I’ve been on trail for a month now and it has been a roller-coaster of a time. Things have not gone as I had expected and I am thankful for...

Apr 16, 2018 : Katie Friedman
Nearly a Month into the PCT

Nearly a Month into the PCT

About a month in and learning every day. Since our last post, we have learned a lot about trail life. Here are the takeaways and a peek into our current...

Apr 16, 2018 : Lee Welton