Hey Bear – Days 111 thru 115

Hey Bear – Days 111 thru 115

At about 1 AM I was woken to the chorus of “hey bear”. This was no dream. I think Tara started it. Meriwether says she hear the loud crash only...

Jul 17, 2024 : Pot Luck
Tahoe Rim Trail – Day 6

Tahoe Rim Trail – Day 6

Mile 95.05 Was feeling a bit slow waking up. I’ve been trying to get up at 6 am and start my morning routine to pack up and eat breakfast so...

Jul 17, 2024 : Maddie Augustsson
The 100 Mile Wilderness

The 100 Mile Wilderness

The 100 Mile Wilderness is a stretch of the Appalachian Trail that extends from Monson, Maine to Abol Bridge, which sits about ten miles South from Mt. Katahdin. It is...

Jul 17, 2024 : Matthew King
Bears, Mountain Lions, and Moose on Trail

Bears, Mountain Lions, and Moose on Trail

Today I heard everyone breaking down camp around 7:30am, so I followed suit. We are going to be leaving Augusta today! A local named Frank offered to give about 9...

Jul 17, 2024 : Peg Leg
16 Expert Thru-Hikers Reveal Their Favorite Gear for Long Trails

16 Expert Thru-Hikers Reveal Their Favorite Gear for Long Trails

Being able to distinguish between good gear and dead weight can make all the difference on a thru-hike. Lest you waste hard-fought miles coming to that conclusion, we've consulted with...

Jul 17, 2024 : Ariella Nardizzi
Tahoe Rim Trail – Day 5

Tahoe Rim Trail – Day 5

Mile 80.59 It’s a bear! Don’t panic. Stay calm. Don’t panic. Right as I’m stepping out of my tent in the morning I see a bear wandering down the little...

Jul 16, 2024 : Maddie Augustsson
Grand Lake to Steamboat Springs in Haikus

Grand Lake to Steamboat Springs in Haikus

The hike from Grand Lake to Steamboat Springs marks the final full section in Colorado. With a heatwave rolling in, mosquitoes waking up, and mountains becoming smaller and smaller, it...

Jul 16, 2024 : Katie Jackson
Week 1: Feels Good to Feel Good

Week 1: Feels Good to Feel Good

My brain hasn't quite caught up with my body yet, as starting this blog post has been significantly harder than anything else I did during week one.

Jul 16, 2024 : Heidi
Every Day I Eat a Bug

Every Day I Eat a Bug

Not on purpose...but the damn things keep flying into my mouth! And it's always on an incline, when I'm desperately sucking air, so by the time I realize a bug...

Jul 16, 2024 : Liz
From Bishop To South Lake Tahoe  Miles 832 to 1092

From Bishop To South Lake Tahoe Miles 832 to 1092

Passed the 1,000 miles walked mark! Big milestone in this section along with some beautiful and wild landscape and rivers traversed.  I left out of Bishop with a fellow hiker...

Jul 16, 2024 : Jerry CrampPa Tillman