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Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

I wake up in my room, surrounded by four walls and my black cat walking over my down comforter. The air conditioning is cool and my bed is soft. This...

Jun 16, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Rocks, Rock, and Rain Through Virginia

Rocks, Rock, and Rain Through Virginia

Howdy! Once again, long time, no blog. I have fallen far, far behind on not only this but also journaling every night. Just having tooo good of a time! I...

Jun 9, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Thoughts From the Trail Via Some Audio Clips

Thoughts From the Trail Via Some Audio Clips

Hey humans out there! Well, I've made it to mile 700-plus of the PCT. Walking around 20 miles a day, I have a lot of time for reflection, thinking, zoning...

Jun 8, 2018 : Olympia
The First 100 Miles: Hiking My Own Hike

The First 100 Miles: Hiking My Own Hike

I have walked 138 miles. That's six percent of the Appalachian Trail if you're doing the math. It's just fine if you're not. I'm trying not to. When I started...

Jun 6, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Struggles with Foot Pain in the First 100 Miles

Struggles with Foot Pain in the First 100 Miles

The struggle is real. So far I have only hiked 110 miles of the PCT and those 110 miles kicked my butt. I have struggled with injury after injury as...

May 30, 2018 : Brittney Heath
Transitioning to the AT, and Why I’m Walking

Transitioning to the AT, and Why I’m Walking

I spent the day crying. That is, I spent the day crying while packing my apartment, crying while hugging my friends and boyfriend goodbye, crying while eating my Caprese sandwich...

May 24, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Mission to Maine Aborted: No, I Didn’t Quit the AT

Mission to Maine Aborted: No, I Didn’t Quit the AT

Good morning from Hot Springs, N.C, mile 274 of the AT. The rumor mill tells me that by the time hikers reach this tiny little mountain town nearly half of...

May 15, 2018 : Rachel Poole
Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Hey, y'all! Long time, no blog. Busy out here, ya know, living this grueling life with all these responsibilities. Like walking, eating, sleeping, repeat. But much has occurred since then,...

May 11, 2018 : Christopher Keys
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Maine

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Maine

All good things come to an end... but it was never that good. **Note: the following remarks are not meant to reflect adversely on the AT, but on my experience...

May 4, 2018 : Kimberly "Ronin" Huber
Following a Backcountry Path of Addiction Recovery

Following a Backcountry Path of Addiction Recovery

For a long time I was convinced my life would be limited to a drug-fueled furnace of destruction and despair. The self-sabotaging  behaviors and actions walked me down a road...

May 3, 2018 : Adam Tocco