Hiker Intro: Expensive Lasagna and Signs from the Universe

Hiker Intro: Expensive Lasagna and Signs from the Universe

My name is Margot (she/her), and in 2023, I’ll be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail going southbound. I’m hoping to be at the border with Canada on the first week...

Nov 24, 2022 : Margot Favennec
Virginia part 2 – when the going gets freezing cold, the Aussie gets going

Virginia part 2 – when the going gets freezing cold, the Aussie gets going

Before starting the AT, I did a lot of research and planning. One of the things I looked into was the average temperatures for each state I would be passing...

Nov 24, 2022 : Bec on the AT
19-Year-Old Hiker Found Deceased on Mt. Lafayette

19-Year-Old Hiker Found Deceased on Mt. Lafayette

Emily Sotelo, 19, of Westford, MA, was found deceased on the northwest side of Mount Lafayette in Franconia, NH at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022. According to...

Nov 24, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
The Florida Trail, Part 1: Sand Flies and Sand Dunes

The Florida Trail, Part 1: Sand Flies and Sand Dunes

  Hello from the Florida Trail! It feels surreal to already have been on the trail for over two weeks. It's been a bumpy ride at the start, but I...

Nov 23, 2022 : Maria Llorens
My 5 Favorite Trail Towns on the Triple Crown

My 5 Favorite Trail Towns on the Triple Crown

If I learned anything from my travels on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail, it's that hiking them would be nigh impossible if not for the...

Nov 23, 2022 : Joseph Gonzalez
A Coming of Age, I am a Thru-hiker!

A Coming of Age, I am a Thru-hiker!

I think you can guess what this post will include. That's right, I finished a SOBO thru-hike of the AT in 141 days. Starting at the top of Katadhin in...

Nov 23, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
Before and After the Thru Hike

Before and After the Thru Hike

I thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail last summer, from Mexico to Canada. The happiest months of my life were the six months prior. 

Nov 23, 2022 : Allie
Days 178-180 New Hampshire: The Presidential Range

Days 178-180 New Hampshire: The Presidential Range

On our last morning at the Ski Lodge, we enjoyed one more delicious breakfast sandwich from Wayne's then said goodbye to Jeff and see you later to the other hikers....

Nov 22, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Aren’t You Scared of Being Eaten by a Bear? and other questions.

Aren’t You Scared of Being Eaten by a Bear? and other questions.

Aren't you worried about getting eaten by a bear? Mmm, sometimes but hey the way I see it I'd rather get eaten by a bear on the A.T. than die...

Nov 22, 2022 : Tim Leid
The Limits Of A CNOC Vecto And Sawyer Mini

The Limits Of A CNOC Vecto And Sawyer Mini

My CNOC Vecto worked perfectly for almost two years, and sprang a leak after about 150 days of backpacking. As shown in the picture above, the leak is consistent with...

Nov 22, 2022 : Richard