Chasing the Dream on the AT in 2018

Chasing the Dream on the AT in 2018

Franconia Ridge, New Hampshire is one of my most favorite places in the United States.  The first time I saw this I actually cried.  I am so amazed that there...

Dec 9, 2017 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Groot is on the loose! The reason for Groot on the AT

Groot is on the loose! The reason for Groot on the AT

Seasons greetings to my fellow hikers,  hope the holidays are treating you and yours well!   The following is the reason I'm toting an 8 ounce Groot action figure on...

Dec 9, 2017 : Jon Goff
AT 10: Rocksylvania Isn’t So Rocky After All

AT 10: Rocksylvania Isn’t So Rocky After All

Don’t forget to check the end of this update for spectacular photos and another compilation video! Rocksylvania What can I say. The entire time I have been on the Appalachian...

Dec 9, 2017 : Koty Sapp
Fill The Food Bag: Trail Recipes You Won’t Get Sick Of

Fill The Food Bag: Trail Recipes You Won’t Get Sick Of

So, you’ve decided to thru-hike a long-distance trail. Fantastic idea! Have you put any thought into what you’re going to eat for all those miles? The first decision you need...

Dec 8, 2017 : Lisa Howatt
If I don’t post about my thru hike on social media, did it even happen?

If I don’t post about my thru hike on social media, did it even happen?

  Social media and I have a love/hate relationship. I literally joined Facebook and Instagram THIS year. Let that sink in. I went over 30 years without having an online...

Dec 8, 2017 : Sarah Southard
Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Lessons Learned Alone in the Grand Canyon

Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Lessons Learned Alone in the Grand Canyon

As a child, I had a picture book chronicling the adventures of Donald Duck and his three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, on a camping trip in the woods.  The...

Dec 8, 2017 : Ana
10 Things People Say to You as a Solo Woman Thru-Hiker

10 Things People Say to You as a Solo Woman Thru-Hiker

It is a well known fact that there are more men than women in the outdoors, so it's no surprise that more men attempt thru-hikes than women, sometimes making a...

Dec 7, 2017 : Linnea Delucchi
All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

All In A Day’s (Trail) Work: A Day In the Life of a Trail Worker

Some days are easier than others as a trail worker. Like thru-hiking, there will be good days and bad days. But somewhere in the middle are days of sweaty, dusty,...

Dec 7, 2017 : Silent Bob
The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Over $100

The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Over $100

The holiday season is upon us. And what better way to gear up for your thru-hike than to ask people to give you things? Just kidding... sort of. We polled...

Dec 6, 2017 : The Editors
Learning by Doing in the Big Ditch: A Solo Trek of the Escalante Route

Learning by Doing in the Big Ditch: A Solo Trek of the Escalante Route

The Grand Canyon is the type of place that you can't understand or appreciate from a single vantage point.  In photos, it looks so vast that it's difficult to have...

Dec 6, 2017 : Ana