I bow to NorCal

I bow to NorCal

NorCal: respect. The stretch from Seiad to Etna SOBO was rough for me.  Maybe it was because I didn’t have my “trail legs” yet?  Maybe it was because my foot...

Aug 17, 2022 : Janine
Days 138-145 New York, New York

Days 138-145 New York, New York

I have mixed feelings about our time in New York. It started out really hard for us. The rock scrambles kicked our butts. It was so hot and so dry....

Aug 17, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Sunrises and Raindrops

Sunrises and Raindrops

Rolling through Vermont, we definitely have our trail legs now!

Aug 17, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
From Moose to Moosilauke

From Moose to Moosilauke

I enjoyed climbing the north and south peaks of Moose Mountain. What a great name for a mountain!

Aug 17, 2022 : Emily Rahn
24 Moments from the Presidentials: SOBO Days 36 – 41

24 Moments from the Presidentials: SOBO Days 36 – 41

When I began planning my Appalachian Trail thru-hike, I roughly identified which months I'd be in which states. Hey, I'm a planner at heart. At this time, I realized that...

Aug 17, 2022 : Jana
Fishbowls and Forest Fires: Reflections from Around Mile 500

Fishbowls and Forest Fires: Reflections from Around Mile 500

These colonizer ideals of conquest and calling Mt. Washington a, “beast,” are awfully played out. The metaphors are too easy to grasp. So I implore hikers to consider that this...

Aug 17, 2022 : Nash Calvin
10 Things That Have Surprised Me About the Appalachian Trail

10 Things That Have Surprised Me About the Appalachian Trail

We're over 1600 miles into our thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Despite all of my pre-trail research, this journey keeps finding ways to surprise us. Here are the top 10...

Aug 17, 2022 : Meredith Horowski
Stucked in Vortex in Oregon

Stucked in Vortex in Oregon

Day 37: 0 miles - Hood River We had a zero day doing grocery shopping  sending two resupply packages and doing laundry as well as eating and drinking with the...

Aug 17, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
Feeling the Burn: PCT Days 80-83

Feeling the Burn: PCT Days 80-83

Day 80.  Miles: 14.3  Total: 1277.8 Quincy is a hiker-friendly town. In the morning, I pick up my package at the post office (this time, REI actually sent me a...

Aug 17, 2022 : Sibley
Tom Boerman Aims to Cross All 7 Continents on Foot (Yes, Including Antarctica)

Tom Boerman Aims to Cross All 7 Continents on Foot (Yes, Including Antarctica)

"I don't want to be a prisoner of my own goals." Meet Tom Boerman, the Dutchman walking across every continent—including Antarctica. Once suicidal, depressed, and battling addiction, he decided to

Aug 17, 2022 : Penina Satlow