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Becoming the 2nd Woman to Complete the ECT

Becoming the 2nd Woman to Complete the ECT

ECT Day 322 Day 322: 2 miles This morning I wound up sleeping in until 9am. We only had 2 miles to go so there really wasn’t any rush. Once...

Jan 13, 2024 : Peg Leg
Huge Thru Hiker Reunion

Huge Thru Hiker Reunion

ECT Day 312&313 Day 312: 37 miles This morning we broke down camp fairly early by the oasis center. Originally I was planning on walking directly to the Florida Trail...

Jan 8, 2024 : Peg Leg
Hiker Completes 4 Thru Hikes in 1 Year

Hiker Completes 4 Thru Hikes in 1 Year

ECT Day 311 Day 311: 20 miles This morning we were up around 6am. Today is the first day of 2024. I think it’s very fitting that I ended 2023...

Jan 7, 2024 : Peg Leg
April vs. September on the A.T. in Georgia

April vs. September on the A.T. in Georgia

No one will see your shiny hiney when you use nature's prickly bathroom off the trail.

Oct 2, 2023 : Myrt, a Yoga Sister
Days 35 to 41 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Days 35 to 41 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Day 35 Ponies! We got a late start today due to the cold and lingering heavy rain from the previous day. Eventually, Anna built up the courage to get up...

Jun 14, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher
A Love Letter To Pennsylvania

A Love Letter To Pennsylvania

Yes, You Read That Right - I Loved Pennsylvania! It has been entirely too long since I've posted an update. With each passing day, the miles left behind seem unimaginable. Yet,...

Jun 3, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
Week 2: Hot Hot Hot

Week 2: Hot Hot Hot

“We're having a heat wave/A tropical heat wave/The temperature is rising/It isn't surprising..” Irving Berlin; sung by Marilyn Monroe :  Dessert Queen was humming this on the trail. “I fell...

Apr 27, 2023 : Beth Malchus Stafa
Week One – Spring Training in Maryland

Week One – Spring Training in Maryland

“It's the fans that need spring training. You gotta get 'em interested. Wake 'em up and let 'em know that their season is coming, the good times are gonna roll.” ...

Apr 12, 2023 : Beth Malchus Stafa
Crossing the Potomac Threshold

Crossing the Potomac Threshold

 “I’d rather regret the risks that didn’t work out than the chances I didn’t take at all.” – Simone Biles malchus stafa, b. Loading up the bear vault. Mar. 2023....

Apr 6, 2023 : Beth Malchus Stafa
Food for the thru-hiker or endurance athlete?

Food for the thru-hiker or endurance athlete?

“I’m still not comfortable recommending that people eat saturated fat with abandon, but it’s clear to me that sugar, flour, and oxidized seed oils create inflammatory effects in the body...

Mar 28, 2023 : Beth Malchus Stafa