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Things I Have Learned in a Year of Preparing to Hike on Canada’s Great Trail

Things I Have Learned in a Year of Preparing to Hike on Canada’s Great Trail

As I head back to Ontario after 40 days and 750 km of training to pick up the extra gear I need to start my hike in St. John’s Newfoundland...

May 22, 2019 : Sonya
Walking Thru It.

Walking Thru It.

Hi, I’m Nugget! I like jammy eggs and long walks through the woods. Like, really long walks. Actually, a 2192 mile long walk where my partner, Harry, and I carry everything...

May 11, 2019 : Jessica Olin
Smoky Mountain Rain – Ronnie Milsap

Smoky Mountain Rain – Ronnie Milsap

North Carolina, Part Two Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the first point on the trail where there are more regulations than what I have become accustomed to. Here are...

May 5, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Steph’s AT Hike Days 14-20: Franklin, NC, to Fontana Dam

Steph’s AT Hike Days 14-20: Franklin, NC, to Fontana Dam

Days 14 and 15: Franklin, NC, 0.0 Miles After wildly rough weather the previous night, and in an attempt to help out my feet, I made the decision to take...

Apr 28, 2019 : Steph D
Sweet (North) Carolin(a) – Neil Diamond

Sweet (North) Carolin(a) – Neil Diamond

A State of Three Halves North Carolina runs for approximately 314 miles through the AT. There are three distinct sections to traverse: From the Georgia state line to Fontana Dam,...

Apr 25, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
AT Mile 165: Accomplishments and a Weekend at Home

AT Mile 165: Accomplishments and a Weekend at Home

It’s been exactly three weeks since I started my thru-hike, and I still wake up every day feelinglike  the luckiest human on the planet. Though I’m less than 10% done...

Apr 14, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
My Version of “Why I Want to Thru-Hike”

My Version of “Why I Want to Thru-Hike”

In about 6 weeks, on May 22, I will be starting my PCT thru-hike from the Southern Terminus at the US/Mexico border. I am almost physically itching to start. In...

Apr 11, 2019 : Seagull
Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles

Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles

The Lead-Up to the Start My dad kindly drove me to Heathrow Airport at 5 a.m. for my 8:25 flight. I was concerned that the airline may question my carry-on...

Apr 10, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Why I Don’t Know Why I’m Hiking the AT

Why I Don’t Know Why I’m Hiking the AT

The summer after second grade my swim team was coached by a guy named Dan. At that point I’d been swimming competitively for nearly five years, but Dan is the...

Apr 7, 2019 : Will Krakow
How to Prevent and Treat 7 Common Thru-Hiking Foot Problems

How to Prevent and Treat 7 Common Thru-Hiking Foot Problems

Have you ever noticed that thru-hikers have an awful lot in common with zombies? Both are prone to shuffling glassy-eyed through the woods at strange hours. Both have large appetites

Apr 3, 2019 : Kelly Floro