appalachian trail

Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

Why You Should Give Back as a Trail Crew Volunteer

This year, I decided to give back to the Pacific Crest Trail. Not with a donation, and not with trail magic -- but with sweat, sore muscles, and a smile...

Nov 16, 2017 : Silent Bob
Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

As aspiring thru hikers, it can be daunting, even intimidating, to think about the gear needed to walk 2,190 miles. We are here to say, stop stressing because you can...

Nov 6, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Hey, Let’s Be Friends (So You Can Help Me Find a Trail Name)

Hey, Let’s Be Friends (So You Can Help Me Find a Trail Name)

The Basics So, I guess you all should know who I am considering you’ll be reading all about my life on the trail.  My name is Eiryn Reynolds (pronounced Erin,...

Nov 2, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
No Ragrets!

No Ragrets!

We Here is a great article how to focus in and maybe trim some ounces for those that are ultralight. For us, we went for comfort in this area, which...

Oct 29, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Thank You, Appalachian Trail

Thank You, Appalachian Trail

Katahdin Was Never The End There was a cloud pushing across the tabletop of the summit, but I did end up seeing the spectacular and sprawling wilderness below. I also...

Oct 24, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
In Hindsight

In Hindsight

In our Upper Goose Pond Cabin that are free to stay and if planned right, could be a great day off in the woods. In our entire 200+ days on...

Oct 16, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 18

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 18

Last Day in the 100 Mile Wilderness There was a beautiful sunrise over Jo-Mary Lake before I got my day started. We planned on hiking to 22 miles, so I...

Oct 15, 2017 : Stubbs
How Hiking is Like a Meditation Retreat (And How It’s Not)

How Hiking is Like a Meditation Retreat (And How It’s Not)

I just got back from a profound and excruciating 10-day silent retreat hosted by the 2016 Appalachian Trail flip-flop through-hike was surprisingly similar to the meditation retreat. So, I

Oct 11, 2017 : Janel Healy
Congratulations to these PCT and AT Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these PCT and AT Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO,...

Oct 9, 2017 : Ben Barrett
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 17

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 17

The 100 Mile Wilderness We enjoyed an extremely delicious breakfast at Shaw's Hiker Hostel in Monson, ME. Some of us were on a schedule to summit, but I think I...

Oct 4, 2017 : Stubbs