Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 17 – November 13

Congrats to These 2019 Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers: October 17 – November 13

Congratulations to all of the incredible 2019 finishers out there! Whether it is your first thru, or you've added another notch to your long-distance-backpacking belt, your accomplishment deserves to

Nov 13, 2019 : Rachel S
We All Have an Origin Story

We All Have an Origin Story

Mine begins in 1990, when I was just ten years old. My father decided that we’d kick off my summer vacation that year by going on a backpacking trip together,...

Nov 13, 2019 : Shepard
Maintaining Momentum

Maintaining Momentum

I quit my job, so now what?

Nov 13, 2019 : Boni Salmerón
Thru-Hike Training: Tackling the Mental Game

Thru-Hike Training: Tackling the Mental Game

Over the weekend I had the beautiful opportunity to spend an evening with 150 friends and family members as we celebrated Alex and me recently getting married. Throughout the night...

Nov 13, 2019 : Becca
What Is the Great Divide Trail?

What Is the Great Divide Trail?

On the international border between Glacier National Park (Montana) and Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta) lies a survey monument that marks the Northern Terminus of the CDT and southern start...

Nov 11, 2019 : Kelly McDonald
My Bipolar Journey

My Bipolar Journey

Who I Was, Who I Am, and Who Am I Going to be When I Finish My birth certificate and new bosses think my name is Elizabeth, but mom never...

Nov 11, 2019 : Beth
Trail Correspondents Episode #21 | Wild Card III: Sober Hiking, Relationship Advice, and Trail Etiquette

Trail Correspondents Episode #21 | Wild Card III: Sober Hiking, Relationship Advice, and Trail Etiquette

Today's show brings us our final wildcard episode.  Given the timing of this episode, near the end of our correspondents' journeys, there's a lot of reflection on the miles in...

Nov 11, 2019 : Zach
How do You Know if You Can?

How do You Know if You Can?

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  T. S. Elliot I recently read this quote and I was struck by...

Nov 10, 2019 : Turtle
All I Want to be Is Hiker Trash

All I Want to be Is Hiker Trash

"Promise me you won't become a pretentious thru-hiker."-My best friend Coming Out So it turns out that I want to be a pretentious thru-hiker. And I come by it honestly....

Nov 10, 2019 : Meredith Mitchell
My Name Is Emily, and I Am a Closet Hiker Trash

My Name Is Emily, and I Am a Closet Hiker Trash

Coming Out I find myself envious of those who are able to post screenshots of their permit approvals on their social media accounts. As of now this is my only...

Nov 10, 2019 : Emily and Parkes