Contemplation

Contemplation

Contemplating Spending a Month in the Woods

Aug 9, 2022 : Jared Bryce
Pennsylvania & Maryland: No Room to Wander

Pennsylvania & Maryland: No Room to Wander

Days 97-100: After visiting the ATC headquarters in Harper's Ferry, I decided to zero. I did laundry, resupplied at a 7-Eleven, and stopped by a wine bar to grab a...

Aug 9, 2022 : Mary
Step 1: Amtrak Ticket

Step 1: Amtrak Ticket

In Spring 2023, I will hike sections of the Appalachian Trail, creating videotaped presentations on the cultural and natural history of each section. I'll be documenting the preparation here, so...

Aug 9, 2022 : Ruth Nasrullah
Colorado Trail: Panic! At The Grocery Store

Colorado Trail: Panic! At The Grocery Store

One moment, I was trying to decide which protein bars I wanted and what to pack for dinner, the next I was on the floor trying to fight against a...

Aug 9, 2022 : Isabella Zenaidah
CT: Leadville and The Colorado Trail House

CT: Leadville and The Colorado Trail House

I didn’t have to walk very far to the Colorado Trail House but when I came upon it, I stood stunned on the street. The Trail House was an enormous...

Aug 9, 2022 : Isabella Zenaidah
Colorado Trail: trailmances are like never-ending first dates

Colorado Trail: trailmances are like never-ending first dates

Trails are an exotic and transient world where connections form quickly, burn brightly, and then abruptly extinguish.

Aug 9, 2022 : Isabella Zenaidah
Northern Colorado (June 23-24)

Northern Colorado (June 23-24)

June 23.  The first climb this morning was up to Ptarmigan Pass, then my map indicated a descent to the South Fork of Williams Fork River.  There was no obvious...

Aug 9, 2022 : Katie Eckman
Something is wrong…

Something is wrong…

When I got on at Fish Lake (in S. OR), I felt great! Heading SOBO, towards NorCal. Yes, it was a repeat of some miles from last year, but good....

Aug 9, 2022 : Janine
Hopkins Lake to Oregon Creek

Hopkins Lake to Oregon Creek

We would later come to find out that the delirious man was just 20 miles away from setting the fastest known time for an unsupported northbound hike of the PCT....

Aug 8, 2022 : Trunks
The Decision to Flip North

The Decision to Flip North

My last two days in Northern California, thunderstorms lashed through hot, dry terrain. I felt grateful for the clouds rolling in to break up the heat, and for the sudden...

Aug 8, 2022 : Rain