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Little Toe, Big Problem

Little Toe, Big Problem

My first two days on the trail were, let's call them, eventful. I've been an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast since spring break camping trips as a kid, so I...

Apr 19, 2018 : Rachel Poole
Who Dat Hiking?

Who Dat Hiking?

Who's crazy enough to do this? Some of you reading this probably are curious why someone would want to leave the comforts of regular life to go walk in the...

Apr 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Kicking the Virginia Blues Back to the Deep South

Kicking the Virginia Blues Back to the Deep South

Crossing into Virginia meant three states were behind us, with the highest-mileage state under our boots. I was ecstatic. This was a bittersweet day, though, as not all spring days...

Apr 15, 2018 : Kathleen Krause
And We’re Off

And We’re Off

Well that was a wild ride. Pops and I just finished a 15.4-mile day, capping off a three-day, 38.8-mile journey. It was a lot. It may have been a bit...

Apr 3, 2018 : Christopher Keys
North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

I walked around the curving bend that snuck over the side of a mountain to see my AT partner, Lindsey (trail name: Dorothy), waiting for me at the North Carolina...

Apr 2, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Ruck Review:  Getting Ready for a Long Distance Hike

Ruck Review: Getting Ready for a Long Distance Hike

When I was preparing to hike the Pacific Crest Trail last year, I was looking for any information that I could get. It was my first long distance hike and...

Mar 29, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
The Sum of My Life On My Back

The Sum of My Life On My Back

A few years back, after one of my backpacking trips out west with the bro and pops, I went to the local REI to check out some gear. While I...

Mar 20, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Pox & Puss Episode #66 – Trail Days 2016 Samsquatch

Pox & Puss Episode #66 – Trail Days 2016 Samsquatch

 This is a warts-and-all episode. People have been asking us to just release the 2016 Trail Days as-is…so here’s part one of six (or seven?) with minimal editing. Every...

Mar 13, 2018 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Several Weeks In, a Tramily Takes Shape

Several Weeks In, a Tramily Takes Shape

I spent a few weeks on the Appalachian Trail and here is what I’ve learned so far. I Ain’t Nothing Special I came to the trail thinking I was in...

Mar 10, 2018 : Kathleen Krause
Go Time:  Musings From a Midnight Bus to Georgia

Go Time: Musings From a Midnight Bus to Georgia

It's that time, boys and girls. In less than 36 hours, Groot and I will be past the dreaded steps at Amicalola and on our way up Springer Mountain. Six...

Mar 8, 2018 : Jon Goff