Backpacking

Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

It's hard to believe I leave for Georgia in six weeks.

Jan 15, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

This post details why I chose to go with a hammock over a tent and will address some of the drawbacks of my choice. If you're interested in using a...

Jan 7, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Gear – All the Small Things

Gear – All the Small Things

All these things are just as integral to getting me to Katahdin as my pack or my hammock. Each piece will have its part to play.

Dec 29, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Hiking The Wonderland Trail… almost

Hiking The Wonderland Trail… almost

When a hike goes to plan, the sun is shining, birds are singing, and rainbows abound… then you wake up. Fact; Some hikes turn into massive dumpster fires. This was...

Dec 29, 2020 : J.D./ La Loon
My First Backpacking Trip

My First Backpacking Trip

A story of my first backpacking trip and what I can take away from it for my thru hike.

Dec 25, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
A Trio of English Walks: Part 2 – The Cotswold Way

A Trio of English Walks: Part 2 – The Cotswold Way

(Cotswold) Way Out of my League? I accomplished the Ridgeway in July with no real sense of challenge. I felt strong and loved the feeling of having worked hard. So...

Dec 13, 2020 : Aidan Tierney
Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

A trip report from my recent shakedown hike on the Appalachian Trail from Neels Gap to Fontana Dam.

Dec 12, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
A Trio of English Walks: Part 1 – The Ridgeway

A Trio of English Walks: Part 1 – The Ridgeway

Hiking During Covid-19: Travel Bans Galore 2020 has turned out differently than anyone (except Epidemiologists) could have expected. As a result, plans have been scuppered, lives have been

Dec 8, 2020 : Aidan Tierney
Help Me Hike for Mental Health!

Help Me Hike for Mental Health!

Hike for Mental Health is a wonderful organization that I have partnered with because I believe in their mission and I trust their ethics.

Nov 20, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Why I’m Hiking – A New and Different Sun

Why I’m Hiking – A New and Different Sun

So here it is, in all its scope and glory, my attempt to tell you, the world, and I guess really myself, why I’m hiking the Appalachian Trail:

Nov 12, 2020 : Wes Laudeman