The Mountains on Their Own Terms: PCT Part 1

The Mountains on Their Own Terms: PCT Part 1

Coming to you from Winthrop, WA: My introduction to the Pacific Crest Trail has been so much more than I could have ever asked for.  It is so very different...

Jun 25, 2017 : Henry Slocum
In the Grayson Highlands

In the Grayson Highlands

Day 64: (June 16th) I woke up bright and early to the sounds of the birds. I grabbed the food bags, and headed to the shelter where Harambe was still...

Jun 24, 2017 : Keturamarie Lennick
Facing my fears….trusting God’s timing

Facing my fears….trusting God’s timing

Before starting my hike on the AT, I thought my greatest fear was "being abandoned" or "being alone"...especially in the woods....in the dark with roaches and spiders...away from civilization. I

Jun 24, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
Getting stuck in the vortex of Damascus

Getting stuck in the vortex of Damascus

Day 60: (June 12th) There were so many people at the Broken Fiddle that morning. Everyone for the most part was planning to take a zero day that day, so...

Jun 24, 2017 : Keturamarie Lennick
Water, Ice and Snow; Oh My!

Water, Ice and Snow; Oh My!

It was February when it first started; reports of the epic snowfalls hitting the Sierra and Cascade ranges begin filling my social media pages along with the subsequent warnings of...

Jun 23, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
Waynesboro, So Fun It Had Me in Stitches (NSFW: Gore)

Waynesboro, So Fun It Had Me in Stitches (NSFW: Gore)

It has been a rough few days. I walked into Waynesboro at Mile 863 fatigued and ready for a break from the constant coating of rain and sweat, the bugs...

Jun 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
You Might Be a Thru-Hiker If…

You Might Be a Thru-Hiker If…

You own one outfit, and you're wearing it right now Your last shower was a week ago Jumping in a pond counts as a shower People smell you before they...

Jun 23, 2017 : Sara Chico
My Portable, Transferable, Multi-Sport Essentials Kit

My Portable, Transferable, Multi-Sport Essentials Kit

I think most backpackers and hikers agree on the importance of the ten essentials, even though we might quibble about what exactly those Swiss Army Knife when hiking and backpacking,...

Jun 23, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Pennsylvania: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Pennsylvania: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

If you are a frequent reader of my posts, then you know that I am a huge fan of Pennsylvania hiking. With that being said, after hiking all 250 miles...

Jun 22, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Mile 737.6 – Mile 861.8

Mile 737.6 – Mile 861.8

Mile 750.6 Today the trail went along Blueridge Parkway. It was neat to pop out of the trail, cross the road, and see a paved lookout.I ended up making it...

Jun 22, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman