Hello Hello!

Hello Hello!

I'm hitting the trail in a month, and I figured I would introduce myself! Hi all! My name is Eva, and I am an aspiring NOBO PCT thru-hiker. I’ll be...

Apr 11, 2024 : Eva
THE UN-MARVELOUS START of a LONG HIKE, Day 0-6

THE UN-MARVELOUS START of a LONG HIKE, Day 0-6

Getting to the trail and the un-marvelous start of a long hike It was stormy on the drive down to Roanoke. A family member was willing to take me a...

Apr 11, 2024 : Kevin
Norovirus Alert: Appalachian Trail Hikers Urged to Stay Vigilant Amid Outbreak

Norovirus Alert: Appalachian Trail Hikers Urged to Stay Vigilant Amid Outbreak

Thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail this season are being urged to take extra precautions as reports of gastrointestinal illnesses, suspected to be caused by norovirus, have surged along sections of

Apr 11, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
No Pain No Rain No… Spain?

No Pain No Rain No… Spain?

No Pain, No Rain, No... Spain? It's official: I've completed the Camino de Santiago! Though I hiked the Camino as part of the 4,000-mile Trans European Alpine Route, it's a...

Apr 11, 2024 : Jake Arens
Hot Springs, Cool Rains, & Grassy Balds

Hot Springs, Cool Rains, & Grassy Balds

After the challenge of the Smokies we indulged in Hot Springs and enjoyed the panoramic balds of North Carolina. However, we still couldn’t escape the rain.

Apr 11, 2024 : Mika Byar
Lessons from the Start

Lessons from the Start

The first 150+ miles of the PCT have brought a few clear lessons. Lesson One: Community Is Everywhere On Day One and each day since, we’ve met wonderful people both...

Apr 11, 2024 : Jil Z
Lightning, Tampons, and Beetles… Oh My!

Lightning, Tampons, and Beetles… Oh My!

Pre-trail jitters In order to start this blog, I need to take you back, and I mean like… a year ago when I decided I was 100% committed to doing...

Apr 11, 2024 : Courtney Mahn
Train as You Hike, Hike as You Trained

Train as You Hike, Hike as You Trained

About six weeks to go and the training goes very well. Now for most people, one could just show up on the trail some morning with a backpack and go...

Apr 11, 2024 : Sly the Navigator
Adventure Fundraising: Add Meaning to Your Thru-Hike and Get a Free FarOut Guide

Adventure Fundraising: Add Meaning to Your Thru-Hike and Get a Free FarOut Guide

 Disclaimer: Linnea Delucchi works for Big City Mountaineers A thru-hike is a wonderful way to escape from the 9-5 grind, slow down, and really, really immerse yourself in nature. Most

Apr 11, 2024 : Linnea Delucchi
Everything I’m (Not) Carrying on the CDT

Everything I’m (Not) Carrying on the CDT

We're two weeks away from setting out on the Continental Divide Trail! The last month has been full of hike prep, wrapping up work, and soaking up time with loved...

Apr 10, 2024 : Liz Seger