Morena to Idyllwild; Thoughts on Trail Towns

Morena to Idyllwild; Thoughts on Trail Towns

I think we all have different requirements for towns. Some of us are only there to resupply quickly and get back on trail. Others are there for two meals and...

May 16, 2018 : Sierra Tibbetts
Backpacker Radio Episode #11: Thru-Hiking Nutrition with Katie Gerber and the Best Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking

Backpacker Radio Episode #11: Thru-Hiking Nutrition with Katie Gerber and the Best Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking

Today's episode is all about how to eat right on and off trail.  We are joined by thru-hiker and soon-to-be certified holistic nutritionist, Katie "Salty" Gerber, to go way down...

May 16, 2018 : Zach
An Unpleasant Experience with Trail Foraging

An Unpleasant Experience with Trail Foraging

My second week on trail began off trail as I took my first zero day in Helen, Ga. This was mostly to rest my amazingly sore body, but also to...

May 16, 2018 : Laura Moore
Restful Days at Home, Recharging Body and Soul

Restful Days at Home, Recharging Body and Soul

I am standing in the field behind my parents' house, watching their small, brown pup race in wide, looping arcs through late afternoon sunlight. A rescue from some unknown southern...

May 16, 2018 : Evan Johnson
The Return of Styx – Recovery and Reintegration

The Return of Styx – Recovery and Reintegration

One must first meet bottom in order to bounce back. It has been nearly two months since my last update and a lot has happened. At the time of my...

May 16, 2018 : Kat Jackson
Doc Campbell’s Post to Pie Town

Doc Campbell’s Post to Pie Town

May 10 We set out early and hiked at the sun rose. Eventually we ended up back in the canyon with wet feet. The canyon looked a lot different the...

May 16, 2018 : Nick Cornell
Lordsburg to Doc Campbell’s Post

Lordsburg to Doc Campbell’s Post

May 5th to May 9th We did a 12 mile afternoon after spending just enough time in Lordsburg. The hike north of that town was brutal. A few miles of...

May 16, 2018 : Nick Cornell
I Am a BOBO on the Trail Heading North

I Am a BOBO on the Trail Heading North

So I am sitting in the Doyle, eating an awesome cheeseburger, and I look up and see NOBO-BOBO-SOBO. Now I know northbound and southbound, but not BOBO so I ask...

May 16, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
In and Out of the Gila Wilderness

In and Out of the Gila Wilderness

Within this stretch of trail we spent four days in the Gila Wilderness and within the Gila Wilderness is the Gila River.  The trail follows the Gila River as it...

May 15, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Snacks on Snacks on Snacks Ready for Our Resupply

Snacks on Snacks on Snacks Ready for Our Resupply

Our jobs in Grand Junction ended in April, Nolan’s a week before mine. He went home to Nebraska and then I went home to Illinois. He made a trip to...

May 15, 2018 : Nolan and Michelle