Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

I want to preface this by saying there are so many amazing thru-hikers. Most of whom would do anything to help you, always have a positive word to say, and...

Jul 16, 2018 : Eiryn Reynolds
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy Sleeping Bag 45-Degree

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Space Cowboy Sleeping Bag 45-Degree

Ready for a cozy night on the Colorado Trail! I was really excited when I first read the specs on this bag. I've been in the market for a lightweight...

Jul 16, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts From The #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts From The #PacificCrestTrail

It's just about that time again! Each week we showcase our favorite photos from Instagram using the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and #PacificCrestTrail. Here are a few of the best posts for your

Jul 16, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Applying Trail Wisdom to City Life (part 1)

Applying Trail Wisdom to City Life (part 1)

To preface, I'm half-convincing myself when writing this so please understand that I am also a thru-hiker who connects to the difficulty of post-trail life. I find there to be...

Jul 16, 2018 : Lauren Hafley
You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

"You're going by yourself?" That was the question I got most frequently when I began telling people I was going to hike the Appalachian Trail. I had a multitude of...

Jul 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
My Most Embarrassing Moments on the Trail

My Most Embarrassing Moments on the Trail

Those who know me in real life and not just from the internet know just how clumsy and awkward I can be. This results in some pretty embarrassing moments in...

Jul 15, 2018 : Kirsten Fraude
More Trail, More Tales, More Colorado

More Trail, More Tales, More Colorado

I've been busy, and it has been hard to keep this thing updated. I write in a journal nightly but sometimes I'm too tired to write again into my phone....

Jul 14, 2018 : Nick Cornell
New England and Thoughts of Quitting

New England and Thoughts of Quitting

New England has not been kind to me. I went through a process of trying to navigate layers of  frustrating conditions. There was the heat and humidity that settled in,...

Jul 14, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
A Long Goodbye to Colorado, and Wyoming Looms

A Long Goodbye to Colorado, and Wyoming Looms

The first 70ish days of this journey are behind me and the only thing standing between me and Canada is another 1,000+ miles of trail.  Halfway through?  Not entirely sure...

Jul 14, 2018 : Brian Cornell
Planning for the Tour du Mont Blanc

Planning for the Tour du Mont Blanc

After reading Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is a loop hike of ~110 miles with ~30,000 feet of elevation gain (and subsequent loss) that circumnavigates Mont Blanc massif, a 16,000-footer...

Jul 14, 2018 : Aubri Drake