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How to Volunteer on The Triple Crown Trails This Summer

How to Volunteer on The Triple Crown Trails This Summer

National Trails Day is right around the corner and you should be making your plans to ensure you're on a trail in some way, shape, or form on June 1st....

May 28, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
It’s Hard. It’s Complicated. I’m Doing It Again

It’s Hard. It’s Complicated. I’m Doing It Again

Hey everyone. It's been a long time since I published here. Almost two years already. The last time I wrote in this blog I was doing the Appalachian Trail, my...

Apr 27, 2019 : Jeff Santos
Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

Freedom and (a Little) Frustration: Sandal-Wearing Thru-Hikers Explain Themselves

In more than 2,100 miles of hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016, I never got a single blister on my feet. That was thanks, in part, to the miracle of...

Apr 15, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Thru-Hiker Fashion 101

Thru-Hiker Fashion 101

Hawaiian shirts. Trucker hats. Fluorescent-colored running shorts. Kilts. Huge beards. All super hot, even when you smell really raunchy. When I started my thru-hike of the AT a few years...

Apr 10, 2019 : Daya
Chemical Engineer Turned Hiker Trash

Chemical Engineer Turned Hiker Trash

I remember crying when I finished Pacific Crest Trials on the plane ride home from Iceland back in September. I cried because I was still so conflicted about whether I...

Mar 28, 2019 : Liz Archibald
Am I Prepared for Thru-Hike Number Two?

Am I Prepared for Thru-Hike Number Two?

I have a very cute little countdown on my phone that reminds me every morning how many days, hours, minutes, and seconds are left until I depart on the Pacific...

Mar 3, 2019 : Tasia (StinkyCheez)
Bears, Noro, and Lyme: What to Worry About (or not) on Your Thru-Hike

Bears, Noro, and Lyme: What to Worry About (or not) on Your Thru-Hike

So, you’re planning to head out on trail for a long walk. Maybe even a thru-hike of one of the Triple Crown trails — the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail,...

Feb 25, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
The Moment I Knew I Was Going to Thru-Hike

The Moment I Knew I Was Going to Thru-Hike

It was October 2015. 2015 was a rough year for me. I was in my junior year of college; stuck in a degree that didn't inspire me; depressed and anxious;...

Feb 18, 2019 : Bryan Walsh
Full Measure: The Road to Campo

Full Measure: The Road to Campo

April 11, 2017 I wake from a light sleep almost two hours before the alarm on my phone is set to go off. I'm not surprised by this. Anticipation has...

Dec 3, 2018 : Brandon Riesenbeck
The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

The Twelve Tribes / Yellow Deli: Hiker Haven, Creepy Cult, or Both?

I arrived at Bears Den Lodge, just past the 1,000-mile mark on the Appalachian Trail, at high noon on July 2, 2016, a pleasantly warm, sunny day. To my dismay,...

Sep 21, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans