2016 thru hike

Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

(This is the final installment of my retrospective updates of my 2016 thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. Click here, THEM PAWS! Finally, I gotto see my first grizzly bears!...

Jan 7, 2017 : Katie Brown
It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

For many people, hiking the Appalachian Trail, like high school, has the potential to be either the best or worst time of your life. From casual acquaintances to the kindness...

Dec 22, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Shrewsbury to Bennington

Shrewsbury to Bennington

    The Cairn Gardens^   Corn is Heavy! I had a delicious breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, and fruit at the Perry house in the morning. They dropped...

Sep 27, 2016 : Hillary
1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

This is where I would talk about the gastrointestinal distress brought on by consuming a half gallon of ice cream, except that the general store is closed on weekdays after...

Sep 7, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
Questions from the office

Questions from the office

A lot of people at the office I work at don't do much hiking or backpacking, so naturally they had a TON of questions. Here are some of the more...

Jul 4, 2016 : Yard Sale
PCT Section A: 109 Miles of Ups and, Well, Ups

PCT Section A: 109 Miles of Ups and, Well, Ups

Even though the weather is much cooler than when the herd will be walking through these parts, it's still hot. A 75 degree day here feels like 95 to me....

Mar 29, 2016 : Amy Bee
Making the Perfect Playlist for Your Thru-Hike

Making the Perfect Playlist for Your Thru-Hike

T-minus: 65 days As much as I want to connect with nature and enjoy the silence that can be found deep in the woods during my hike, I know that there...

Mar 6, 2016 : Colleen Goldhorn
So People Are Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Already?

So People Are Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail Already?

In the moody depths of big city winter days, it comforts me to remember that someone is always hiking somewhere on the Appalachian Trail. It has come to my attention...

Jan 14, 2016 : Joe Schmidt
How the ATC Plans to Sustain the Appalachian Trail

How the ATC Plans to Sustain the Appalachian Trail

Foot traffic on the Appalachian Trail is growing—Since the 1930s when only 5 people reported walking over 2,000 miles, the number of thru-hikers continues to increase steadily. When "A Walk...

Dec 9, 2015 : Ashli Baldwin