Back on the Trail: A Rocky Return

Back on the Trail: A Rocky Return

The sun is peeking over the horizon, shedding a warm morning glow over the idyllic grounds of the Woods Hole Hostel. The quiet of the morning is a stark change...

Jun 20, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
The Colorful Personality of Colorado

The Colorful Personality of Colorado

There were fires to the west and the San Juan National Forest was elevated to Stage Three fire restriction; no access.  With these developments happening the day I returned to...

Jun 20, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Highs and Lows Through Pennsylvania

Highs and Lows Through Pennsylvania

I charged headlong into Pennsylvania with a plan to meet Slinky, whom I met early in my trek. Slinky had hiked a long southern portion of the AT, and resides...

Jun 20, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
Section Hikers are Backpacking’s Unsung Heroes

Section Hikers are Backpacking’s Unsung Heroes

​Every year, thousands of hikers start their journey down the Appalachian Trail, each hopeful to earn the title of “thru-hiker” in a few month's time. While roughly 600 hikers will...

Jun 20, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

There tends to be a pretty negative reaction when people ask about bringing their dog on a thru-hike. It’s not necessarily that dogs are incapable of thru-hiking, more than many...

Jun 20, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Day Nine: The Glittered Road to Albert Mountain

Day Nine: The Glittered Road to Albert Mountain

The storm is over. For now. Today's breakfast is one my favorites: Biscuits and gravy. Dad and I were both supposed to enjoy them but Dad took one bite and...

Jun 19, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Dress Rehearsal Was Wet, but Didn’t Dampen My Spirits

Dress Rehearsal Was Wet, but Didn’t Dampen My Spirits

Nineteen days until go time! I have been doing day hikes like crazy, so physically, I'm in great shape! I have 90 percent of my gear purchased and laying on...

Jun 18, 2018 : Rochelle Sorenson
The Trail Always Provides: Blackberries, Trail Magic, and Family

The Trail Always Provides: Blackberries, Trail Magic, and Family

“Happiness is not a goal. It's a by-product of a life well lived.” ― Shenandoah National Park.  OneFoot absolutely loved this section of the trail.  After two days of rain, he experienced...

Jun 18, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Be Prepared to Change

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Be Prepared to Change

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now, and you can find upcoming book tour events newest book. Question: Hi Jen! AT 2016'er here. A lot...

Jun 18, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
PCT update J

PCT update J

Below is my update video from section J. I am in Chester, CA and have officially passed the 1/2 way point. J covers Sonora pass to Echo Lake. Thanks for...

Jun 17, 2018 : Chris Guynn