Blood, Sweat, and Zero Days

Blood, Sweat, and Zero Days

On the windowsill are five tomatoes, a basket of apples and garlic, and a bag of what looks like thyme. Four of the tomatoes are red, one is green, and...

Jun 19, 2017 : Stewart Moore
Sometimes Thru-Hikes End, Then You Get Lyme Disease

Sometimes Thru-Hikes End, Then You Get Lyme Disease

My NOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail has ended. I say "MY" because my kickass husband (Zach) is still out there hiking in the middle of Pennsylvania. Let me explain...

Jun 19, 2017 : Ashley and Zach George
Skylines and sleeping bags

Skylines and sleeping bags

I expected to have views that would take my breath away, but I didn't imagine this particular one would hit me so hard. My eyes took in the green of...

Jun 19, 2017 : Anne Baker
More Miles, More Tears, More Smiles

More Miles, More Tears, More Smiles

I'm here in a cozy bed in Caratunk at the cutest B&B I've ever laid eyes on. Apparently the milkshakes here are to die for, but being dairy free I've...

Jun 19, 2017 : Emily Elizabeth
Hiking with Friends  (June 10)

Hiking with Friends (June 10)

I was lucky enough to hike with two college nursing friends this week.  Ranita agreed to hike many miles with me to Rockfish Gap.  When we planned this hike I...

Jun 19, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Into Roan Mountain

Into Roan Mountain

Day 51: (June 3rd) My alarm went off at 5 AM, and after snoozing quite a couple times, I finally rolled out of bed. I left my phone number with...

Jun 19, 2017 : Keturamarie Lennick
Back on trail from Erwin

Back on trail from Erwin

Day 48: (May 31st) I slept in pretty late that day because someone in the bunkhouse was snoring so loud that even my ear plugs didn't help. Sadly, I wasn't...

Jun 19, 2017 : Keturamarie Lennick
Why I stopped writing

Why I stopped writing

It's been about a year since my last post for The Trek, about 10 months since I climbed Katahdin on a beautiful August morning, and about a year and a half...

Jun 19, 2017 : Zoë Symon
Why Go SOBO: Perks to Going Against the Flow

Why Go SOBO: Perks to Going Against the Flow

Only 12 percent of all Appalachian Trail thru-hikers last year hiked southbound from Maine to Georgia, and roughly only 1,500 thru-hikers have ever completed a southbound hike in the entire history

Jun 19, 2017 : Emily
Charge the Trail: Nutrition for Long-Distance Hikers

Charge the Trail: Nutrition for Long-Distance Hikers

There’s a trail adage that says something like, “By the end of the hike, women look like goddesses and the men look like skeletons.”  Although I appreciate the compliment, muscle...

Jun 19, 2017 : Claudia and Andrew Carberry