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Week 7 on the Camino

Week 7 on the Camino

Day 43I leave León with a light backpack, as I left most of my gear at the hostel.I have a bit of a hangover, but nothing too bad. After 7km...

Nov 26, 2022 : Gael Dida
The last meal and the end

The last meal and the end

Day 138 (instead of the day 136; I had misscalculated the days): 10 miles. Mount Laguna to Cibbets Flat Campground     I woke up at 05.30 though I could...

Nov 26, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
Warmer Days- Happy Thanksgiving!

Warmer Days- Happy Thanksgiving!

We hike over Fontana Dam, past the Nantahala River and have an amazing Thanksgiving dinner at Gooder Grove Hostel.

Nov 26, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We walk through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park through frigid temperatures.

Nov 25, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

This is it. This is the moment. The moment these hikers have been working towards for months: The final steps of their Appalachian Trail thru-hike. 2,193 miles, 14 states, 515,000...

Nov 25, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Virginia part 2 – when the going gets freezing cold, the Aussie gets going

Virginia part 2 – when the going gets freezing cold, the Aussie gets going

Before starting the AT, I did a lot of research and planning. One of the things I looked into was the average temperatures for each state I would be passing...

Nov 24, 2022 : Bec on the AT
Before and After the Thru Hike

Before and After the Thru Hike

I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail last summer, from Mexico to Canada. The happiest months of my life were the six months prior. 

Nov 23, 2022 : Allie
My Name’s 301, a Hiker and Trail Angel

My Name’s 301, a Hiker and Trail Angel

As I traveled on the Appalachian Trail in 2021, I had no idea what was in store for me. My name is 301 (three oh one) I’m a hiker, and...

Nov 20, 2022 : Josh Widdowfield
Lessons for embarking on your first thru-hike from an ’80s rock band (???)

Lessons for embarking on your first thru-hike from an ’80s rock band (???)

Author's note:  This blog post builds off of some wacky thoughts I had in southern Vermont on Day 44 of my 2022 AT Flip-Flop hike.  At the time I made...

Nov 17, 2022 : Scott Morrison
Into The Great Smoky Mountains

Into The Great Smoky Mountains

We take two days off in Sevierville, Tennessee and then enter the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Nov 17, 2022 : Eric and Hayley