Appalachian Trail 2014

THRUHIKE: A Photographic Journey on the Appalachian Trail (Part 1)

THRUHIKE: A Photographic Journey on the Appalachian Trail (Part 1)

About Max "Bear Bag" Mishkin and Mishkin Photography In 2014, I quit my job. I had worked in political and legal organizing for a few years and I had planned...

Nov 6, 2016 : Max Mishkin
Hiker Box Diaries: Blood On The Saddle

Hiker Box Diaries: Blood On The Saddle

We are in the homestretch. The dog days of August. The last few weeks we have stumbled over the blowdowns in Oregon, then wandered through Obsidian and volcanic rock towards...

Aug 25, 2016 : Digger
Altra Lone Peak 3.0: The 600 Mile Review

Altra Lone Peak 3.0: The 600 Mile Review

Full disclosure here. Maine destroyed my Lone Peak 2.5's. Whether it was the terrain, a manufacturing defect or my consistently horrible choice of footing that caused it is totally unknown...

Aug 8, 2016 : Jeremy Morris
Out of Retirement

Out of Retirement

Many of the retired hikers on the Appalachian Trail said they were jealous of me for getting to thru-hike so young. I was 22 years old,  just out of college, thru-hiking a trail so...

Jul 28, 2016 : Bennett Travers
Hiker Box Diaries Episode 4: I’m Driving A Stolen Car

Hiker Box Diaries Episode 4: I’m Driving A Stolen Car

This is the desert I feared before I started the PCT. The sun was relentless leaving Mill Creek Fire Station at 1pm. There were a dozen or so hikers there...

May 23, 2016 : Digger
The Most Viable Types of Camp Shoes: Crocs, Flip Flops, and More

The Most Viable Types of Camp Shoes: Crocs, Flip Flops, and More

It's the end of a long day on the trail; you've put in many miles, and your body is tired and sore. Your legs feel every inch of elevation you climbed...

May 13, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

Since the beginning of mankind, humans have been known to use forms of hand-held stabilization when travelling on foot over difficult terrain (the most common form being a contraption known

Mar 19, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
The Legend of the Fish Stick Gang

The Legend of the Fish Stick Gang

On the very first day of my hike the back of my right boot wore a blister into my heel. In 2011 I had hiked from Georgia to Maine without...

Mar 10, 2016 : Joe Schmidt
This is My Pack, There Are Many Like it But This One is Mine

This is My Pack, There Are Many Like it But This One is Mine

The Gear of All Gears So back in December I recived an email, I didn't realize this email would change my entire hike... I remeber filling out the 2016 Thru...

Feb 22, 2016 : Aaron Ibey
From the Ground to the Trees: Transitioning From a Tent to a Hammock

From the Ground to the Trees: Transitioning From a Tent to a Hammock

So you've finally had enough; you've spent one too many nights on the cold hard ground, sleeping on top of rocks and roots, in constant worry of your tent being flooded...

Dec 19, 2015 : Kyle O'Grady