What a Long, Strange Trek It’s Been (NY, NJ, and PA)

What a Long, Strange Trek It’s Been (NY, NJ, and PA)

Every day has been an adventure since I returned to the trail after my surgery. I’ve now hiked over 1,000 miles, and the trail continues to surprise me. New York...

Oct 14, 2018 : Paul Monsen
What I Learned from Leaving the PCT with 300 Miles Left

What I Learned from Leaving the PCT with 300 Miles Left

After 2,350 miles, I ended my 2018 Pacific Crest Trail flip-flop this week at Crater Lake. It wasn’t where I was planning on finishing, but excruciating tendinitis in my right...

Oct 13, 2018 : Janel Gazelle
The Trail Changes You. It’s Supposed To

The Trail Changes You. It’s Supposed To

That's why we go out there, you know. That's why we seek out the solitude of the wilderness over and over again. Because it changes us; we need it to....

Oct 13, 2018 : Socked In
Mom, Please Never Let Me Hike the Appalachian Trail

Mom, Please Never Let Me Hike the Appalachian Trail

“Mom, please never let me hike the Appalachian Trail. There will come a day when I will want to hike the Appalachian Trail, but you must not let me.” This...

Oct 13, 2018 : Charlotte Huebner
What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Traveling

What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Traveling

I took away a lot of things from my 2016 thru-hike. I have lifelong friends, amazing pictures, an even greater appreciation for the outdoors, and I acquired many life skills...

Oct 13, 2018 : Shay Hunter
OneFoot’s AT Adventure: It’s Life on Steroids

OneFoot’s AT Adventure: It’s Life on Steroids

"You're out there for days, weeks and months by yourself where you have nothing to deal with other than your own thoughts, dreams and especially who you are as a...

Oct 12, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
The Comedown from Katahdin

The Comedown from Katahdin

It's been about a month since I finished my thru-hike. I've been wanting to write---wanting to put into words what it all meant to me, but I've struggled to pick...

Oct 12, 2018 : Audrey Payne
Yellowstone Park Identifies Big Sky Man Found in Gallatin River

Yellowstone Park Identifies Big Sky Man Found in Gallatin River

The body of Dane M. Offutt, 29, from Big Sky, MT, was recovered from the Gallatin River in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, Oct. 10. On Saturday, Oct. 6, a...

Oct 12, 2018 : Krista Diamond
Mountaineering Mental Preparation: Getting Your Mind Right

Mountaineering Mental Preparation: Getting Your Mind Right

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”  ---Henry Ford Picture this... you’re on a long, uphill slog on the mountain of your dreams where you...

Oct 12, 2018 : Carol Copeland
The Maryland Challenge – It’s Type 2 Fun

The Maryland Challenge – It’s Type 2 Fun

Maryland (Sept. 12 - 13) 14 hours, 38 minutes The following will describe my experience as well as provide an additional five tips that may aid you in the Maryland...

Oct 12, 2018 : Jenni Thompson