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Connecting All the Dots: Completing My 4 Year Odyssey on the AT

Connecting All the Dots: Completing My 4 Year Odyssey on the AT

At last. Time to get my final, triumphant fix of the AT and, as a friend later said, "put a lid on it." As you might recall, I am primarily...

Aug 30, 2021 : Ruth Morley
Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Well, that's depressing. I just calculated how many miles I've actually hiked versus how many I have had to skip (below). While I knew the general ballpark it's painful to...

Aug 29, 2021 : Ellie B.
I Never Thought This Would End So Close To The End

I Never Thought This Would End So Close To The End

I never expected to go home from the trail so close to the end, but it happened. This is a brief telling of that experience, plus some of my favorite...

Aug 26, 2021 : Sarah Lesiecki
Rosalie Edge: Socialite, Suffragist, and Conservationist

Rosalie Edge: Socialite, Suffragist, and Conservationist

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day.  That is the date on which, in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote – although,...

Aug 26, 2021 : Ruth Nasrullah
Backpacker Radio 116 | Outdoor F.U.T.U.R.E.

Backpacker Radio 116 | Outdoor F.U.T.U.R.E.

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we have a lively conversation with the crew at Outdoor F.U.T.U.R.E., a diverse coalition working to ensure that nature’s transformational

Aug 23, 2021 : Elise Ott
Flip-Flop: Katahdin & The 100 Mile Wilderness

Flip-Flop: Katahdin & The 100 Mile Wilderness

Maine After a busy visit home, a day of sightseeing in DC and another day of trains and buses up the East Coast, we were wiped. We spent two nights...

Aug 19, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Long Way To The Trail

Long Way To The Trail

Injury, wilfire smoke, setbacks and silver linings. Stalked by a mountain lion, walking near a bear and even a concert in Denver.

Aug 19, 2021 : Chris
The San Juans!

The San Juans!

The Best Part? If there is one rumor that spreads on the Colorado Trail, it is this: The San Juan's make all the pain worth it. On July 20th, 2021,...

Aug 18, 2021 : Ada Shaw
Walking Distance #13 | Andrew Skurka

Walking Distance #13 | Andrew Skurka

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Andrew Skurka, one of the best traveled and fastest...

Aug 17, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
THE 100 Mile Stretch

THE 100 Mile Stretch

Salida to... nowhere For the entirety of the trail, Mary and I had been looking forward to Salida with trepidation. After Salida was the biggest stretch without a town stop:...

Aug 17, 2021 : Ada Shaw