Why I’m Hiking Lists

Beauty in Brevity: Why I’m Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Beauty in Brevity: Why I’m Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Fear & HungerI am hungry. That is, I have a hunger. I think it’s in all of us—though maybe it bubbles up in some more than others. We keep it...

Apr 12, 2018 : Caylee Reid
Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Hey, Ya’ll : What I’ve Been up to, Why I’m Hiking the PCT

Why I hiked the Appalachian Trail:            Every thru-hiker gets the question “Why are you hiking the (insert trail name here)?” Perhaps this inquiry is easier for some and more difficult...

Apr 9, 2018 : Peanut
Finding the Building Blocks of Life Along the PCT

Finding the Building Blocks of Life Along the PCT

I begin by writing where the idea first came from to thru-hike. Then I go on to explain why I'm thru-hiking. Explicitly, I'm thru-hiking because the mental tools that it...

Feb 2, 2018 : Alexander Jack
Never Say Never: Everyone Has Reasons to Thru-Hike

Never Say Never: Everyone Has Reasons to Thru-Hike

For my birthday last July, my go-to adventure gal and I hiked a section of the Appalachian Trail in the Smokies. It was the definition of a perfect backpacking trip....

Jan 26, 2018 : Taylor Key
Hiking, Dancing, And Sunglasses – A Memorial To Joe

Hiking, Dancing, And Sunglasses – A Memorial To Joe

Last weekend I went to the funeral service for my friend Joe. I met Joe and his greyhound, Flyer, at a local lake more than 15 years ago when I...

Jan 21, 2018 : Barb Abney
Fears, Faith, and Fun-employment While Thru Hiking

Fears, Faith, and Fun-employment While Thru Hiking

Committing to the PCT is something different than what everyone around me is doing. It seems like everything/one around me is telling me I need stability, money and a husband...

Nov 30, 2017 : Olympia
Anticipating Katahdin & introduction to US!

Anticipating Katahdin & introduction to US!

It was 2 months ago that we found ourselves saying, "I'd really like to just pack up and hike the Appalachian Trail!" #bucketlist. We looked at each other, and were...

Jun 1, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
First post from Hot Springs, NC. Better late than never right?

First post from Hot Springs, NC. Better late than never right?

I'm currently sprawled out in a super comfy bed at a B&B in Hot Springs, NC. That's right. I'm 273 miles in and just now writing my first post. It's...

Apr 25, 2017 : Madison Billingsley
Prologue

Prologue

I have thought a lot about this first entry. Like, a lot a lot. Honestly, probably a bit too much. I guess it’s much better than not thinking it through...

Mar 28, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Why are you hiking the AT?

Why are you hiking the AT?

Why? “Why are you hiking the AT? Are you doing the whole thing at once? How far is that? How long will it take you?” These are some of the most...

Feb 14, 2017 : Scuba Steve