Hiking Katahdin – aka “The Bear”

Hiking Katahdin – aka “The Bear”

After landing in Bangor, ME, and walking all over town to get our food for the first stretch of the trail and send the luggage we flew our packs in...

Jul 21, 2019 : Cassidy Camp
Week 4: Challenges, Summits, and Milestones

Week 4: Challenges, Summits, and Milestones

Despite thinking I would have to take it easy, I found myself being able to push myself through. I was excited to be able to do my first PCT challenge...

Jul 20, 2019 : Kali Cecil
Three Faces of the Trail… Plus ROAD TRIP!

Three Faces of the Trail… Plus ROAD TRIP!

I find that, for me, there are three different faces of the Appalachian Trail. The first is the trail itself, the time spent surrounded by nature. Because I spend most...

Jul 20, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Rocksylvania-Berry Crunch

Rocksylvania-Berry Crunch

How a Terrible Time Made Us Blue(berry) Everybody talks about Rocksylvania; they fear it and rightfully so. Thru-hikers dread each day for the rocky profile that they'll inevitably face. Knife

Jul 20, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
A Week of Rain and a New Tramily Member

A Week of Rain and a New Tramily Member

Day 52:  Marion to Chatfield Shelter After a full day of rest in Marion, we returned to trail in rainy weather. My feet are bruised and after running out of...

Jul 20, 2019 : Jessica Luty
Sweet Monkey Heads Back to Vermont!

Sweet Monkey Heads Back to Vermont!

With a car full of snacks, a month off work, and entirely too little physical preparation Michele and I head East toward Vermont to start the long trail.

Jul 20, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
Hello from 1,000 Miles!

Hello from 1,000 Miles!

To the coworker at my last job who said I’d never make it to Virginia, hello from West Virginia! After a long hiker hibernation, I’m back! Oh, and I’m at...

Jul 19, 2019 : Ashley H.
Rugged Thread Is Offering Free Gear Repair at PCT Trail Days 8/16 – 8/18

Rugged Thread Is Offering Free Gear Repair at PCT Trail Days 8/16 – 8/18

What: FREE repairs to all thru-hikers! Where: PCT Days, Cascade Locks, Oregon When: August 16th-18th No matter how prepared you are, somewhere along the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest...

Jul 19, 2019 : Guest Post
Crossing a State Line!!!!!

Crossing a State Line!!!!!

Finally made it to Wyoming! I made it to the spot I flipped up to for the Basin. Now we’re heading up to South Pass City at the end of...

Jul 19, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Wetfoot and Arry, Vol 9. Days 17 and 18: Katahdin!

Wetfoot and Arry, Vol 9. Days 17 and 18: Katahdin!

Day 17: 9.9 Miles Today was a lazy morning. Resting in a hotel on a mattress was luxurious. You'd have thought that with a king bed, bigger than my entire...

Jul 18, 2019 : Katherine Boy