Bloggers

Idyllwild to Campo: In Which It Ends, Kind Of

Idyllwild to Campo: In Which It Ends, Kind Of

This blog took forever to finish because I put a lot of undue pressure on myself to write profound and wise things I'd learned about hiking and myself while hiking...

Dec 28, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Live Intentionally: Inspired Chemo Nurse Preparing for the PCT

Live Intentionally: Inspired Chemo Nurse Preparing for the PCT

A satisfied grin crept across my face as I neatly printed the words, "To Allison, From Santa" on a package neatly wrapped in llama print Christmas paper. I tucked it...

Dec 24, 2019 : Allison Perrine
No Mom, I Am Not Bringing Deodorant

No Mom, I Am Not Bringing Deodorant

If I had a dollar for every time my mom or another family member asked me if I was bringing deodorant with me on my 2020 PCT hike I would...

Dec 23, 2019 : Justine
Solo Hiking: An Opportunity for Self-Reflection

Solo Hiking: An Opportunity for Self-Reflection

A few months ago, I read a post by a solo female hiker (SFH) who's had some bad experiences when interacting with men. It's possible that she's just been unlucky...

Dec 17, 2019 : Richard Humphreys
How New Hampshire Taught Me the Different Roads of Life

How New Hampshire Taught Me the Different Roads of Life

I know I keep writing about the Appalachian Trail and my blog is under the PCT section of blog writers. I will eventually be hiking the PCT and will be...

Dec 15, 2019 : Shaggy
Do I Have a Shopping Problem?

Do I Have a Shopping Problem?

I hate shopping! I am 26 years old and my mom still buys my underwear. Every Christmas, I have three pairs of American Eagle boxers waiting for me in my...

Dec 12, 2019 : Caleb
Post-Trail Depression 2018; Plans for a Better 2020

Post-Trail Depression 2018; Plans for a Better 2020

I can only guess what post-trail depression feels like for those who complete their hike. What I do know is that a premature end to my hike in 2018 definitely...

Dec 11, 2019 : Gracetopher Kirk
How the Trail Provides in Real Life

How the Trail Provides in Real Life

When I was 20 years old and in college, I discovered what the Appalachian Trail was, and I immediately knew that thru-hiking it was an immediate goal of mine. At...

Dec 8, 2019 : Shaggy
Why I’m not Hiking the Te Araroa Trail

Why I’m not Hiking the Te Araroa Trail

Or the why I chose the Pacific Crest Trail.  I have gotten the question many times over, with being in New Zealand. “Why aren’t hiking the Te Araroa (TA)?” The...

Dec 7, 2019 : Kevin Neft
Dirtbag Dictionary for Dummies

Dirtbag Dictionary for Dummies

Hiker Trash Talk As a thru-hiker newbie, I was unaware of trail “lingo” in the early planning stages as I am a Pacific Crest Trail hopeful. As I write and...

Dec 6, 2019 : Emily and Parkes