Buckling Down, Staying NOBO, as Others Leave

Buckling Down, Staying NOBO, as Others Leave

Somewhere around South Lake Tahoe, it seemed most of my friends were suddenly getting off trail. The vibe of the trail is changing daily, and I'm starting to realize I'm...

Aug 19, 2018 : Katie Elder
Section Tested in Georgia, Then on to a Thru-Hike

Section Tested in Georgia, Then on to a Thru-Hike

Feb. 10, 2018 The forecast called for a mix of snow, sleet, and thunderstorms. All weekend. It was the last section I needed to finish my hike of the Appalachian...

Aug 19, 2018 : Ashley Samuel
A Second Chance at Mount Whitney

A Second Chance at Mount Whitney

Back in May, after walking almost 800 miles north on the PCT from the Mexico border, I got to the base of Mount Whitney during a snowstorm. Crabtree Meadows looked...

Aug 19, 2018 : Janel Healy
Lessons in the Soul and Moments of the Trail

Lessons in the Soul and Moments of the Trail

So I've walked through all of Oregon, from the southern border with California up to Washington, through smoky skies and lava fields and endless forests, and past huge glacier-capped mountains,...

Aug 19, 2018 : Heather Pearson
Side Trip to a Crashed Plane on Mount Success

Side Trip to a Crashed Plane on Mount Success

The Appalachian Trail has been full of surprises so far. I was super excited to hear from a NOBO that there was a plane crash just south of the hostel...

Aug 19, 2018 : Allison DiVerde
Are the White Mountains Really White?

Are the White Mountains Really White?

Day 32: Mile 298.2 to Mile 309.6 Back on trail after a zero. I avoided pancakes this morning and opted for an Oreo chocolate bar instead. My diet sucks, I...

Aug 19, 2018 : Amie Spring
New Hampshire, in All Its Glory

New Hampshire, in All Its Glory

My last post was quite some time ago, but I've been busy walking, and walking, and walking some more. I'm currently sitting at mile 669, but before I get into...

Aug 19, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Once More into the Fray: Hiking the Cohos Trail

Once More into the Fray: Hiking the Cohos Trail

"Hey, Erica," my boss started. "We've noticed that you seem a bit burned out. We're overstaffed for next shift so we're going to have you sit this one out." It...

Aug 18, 2018 : Erica Notini
Finishing the New England 67 Four-Thousand Footers

Finishing the New England 67 Four-Thousand Footers

The Beginning of the End I want to remember it all. Every moment, smell, sound, all the feelings I felt - the smiles and tears. I did the thing I...

Aug 18, 2018 : Socked In
The Desert Is Finally Behind Us

The Desert Is Finally Behind Us

We headed out of Hiker Heaven late in the evening to beat the heat. Night hiking was something that we had avoided as long as we could. I particularly didn’t...

Aug 18, 2018 : Nolan and Michelle