My Why.

My Why.

Why? "2,600 miles?! Girl, are you crazy?!" my boss exclaims as he barges into my office. I had broke the news to him the evening before through tear-filled eyes that...

Feb 16, 2020 : Emily and Parkes
The PCT is Calling – My Dog That is.

The PCT is Calling – My Dog That is.

What about Fido?  I am helpless and ridiculously in love with my rescued, and slightly feral. puppy dawned Dingo. She is a one year old German Shepherd - Aussie Cattle...

Feb 16, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser
Things I’ve Learned While Preparing to Prepare for the PCT

Things I’ve Learned While Preparing to Prepare for the PCT

Preparedness Paralysis I have navigated millions of miles of fiber-optic cables whilst exploring the interwebs and all the wonders they have to offer. Gear. Gadgets. Maps. The Trek. Technological

Feb 15, 2020 : Bob Taylor
The Outeniqua Trail: 68 Miles in the Heart of the Garden Route, South Africa

The Outeniqua Trail: 68 Miles in the Heart of the Garden Route, South Africa

South Africa has a wealth of incredibly diverse hiking; from the dry and rugged Cedarberg in the west to the majestic Drakensberg in the east. Tucked away behind the popular...

Feb 15, 2020 : Zacc Larkin
Gear Review: Altra Tushar Boot

Gear Review: Altra Tushar Boot

The brand new Altra Tushar is the next level ultralight hiking boot you didn’t realise you needed. The Tushar is lightweight, waterproof, breathable, grippy, rugged and tough – perfect for...

Feb 15, 2020 : Lisa Pulsifer
Choosing A Life Well-Lived

Choosing A Life Well-Lived

I’m choosing to hike the Appalachian Trail... Life is all about choices! We are required to make choices every day. Some choices seem small, carrying very little existential weight. Some...

Feb 14, 2020 : Joey Santos
The Four Year Journey Before the Journey

The Four Year Journey Before the Journey

               I am 1 of the 7 in 10 Thru-Hikers Who Don't Finish Two years of dedication and planning down the drain. In the...

Feb 13, 2020 : Ryan Powers
I Don’t Know About You, But I’m Feeling 22…Hundred

I Don’t Know About You, But I’m Feeling 22…Hundred

I’m going to thru-hike all 2200 miles of the Appalachian Trail, in 2020, at age 22. In the spirit of T. Swift, here’s a song that will be stuck in...

Feb 13, 2020 : Kathleen
Section D of the Great Divide Trail

Section D of the Great Divide Trail

This is part four in a series of postings on the sections of the Great Divide Trail (Section D of the Great Divide Trail). The other articles can be found...

Feb 13, 2020 : Kelly McDonald
Seven Exercises to Build Strength and Stability for Hiking

Seven Exercises to Build Strength and Stability for Hiking

We often think about training our larger muscles but neglect to develop good posture and alignment.  This series of exercises was developed to help build strength and stability so that...

Feb 13, 2020 : Lisa Pulsifer