Backpacking

Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

“I’m getting used to the idea of washing my face with cold water!” Two 20 something year old women stood at the hut bathroom’s cold running water sinks. Somewhere in...

Sep 25, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Colorado Trail: the Delight of Doing Hard Things

Colorado Trail: the Delight of Doing Hard Things

I lay in the dark feeling mad with the urge to crawl out of my own skin. Throughout the night, my limbs would spasm and jolt with unbearable itches. The...

Sep 9, 2022 : Isabella Zenaidah
Days 155-160 Vermont Part 1: The Vermontica Slackpack

Days 155-160 Vermont Part 1: The Vermontica Slackpack

Once we crossed the border we had about 14 miles to our meet up point with my mom. We have been so well supported by our family and friends for...

Sep 6, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 148-155 Marshachussetts: Land O’ Lakes and Ponds

Days 148-155 Marshachussetts: Land O’ Lakes and Ponds

If you thought we loved Connecticut, wait till you hear about magical Massachusetts ! Our welcome into the state was less than ideal with the steep rock scramble down Bear...

Aug 27, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
The Vermont Long Trail Experience

The Vermont Long Trail Experience

The Vermont Long Trail Experience   Now that I have had just over a week off the trail I can look back with somewhat of a different perspective and maybe...

Aug 25, 2022 : Keri Bowzaylo
Days 145-148 Connecticut, The Beautiful

Days 145-148 Connecticut, The Beautiful

As soon as we entered Connecticut the vibe of the trail completely changed. It was *manicured.* These CT-AMC trail maintainers are on point. All the signage matched. There were beautiful...

Aug 20, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
When the mountain gets you down…

When the mountain gets you down…

… you either let it handle you, or you handle it… Perhaps a delicate balance of both. I think I fall more into the former category, but allow me to...

Aug 19, 2022 : Janine
The Vermont Long Trail – The Final 4 days!!

The Vermont Long Trail – The Final 4 days!!

The Long Trail Vermont Finale - the Final 4 days!! 14 days!! 226 of the 273 miles = 361.6ish km 17,393 m = 57, 398 feet of vert (and the...

Aug 19, 2022 : Keri Bowzaylo
I bow to NorCal

I bow to NorCal

NorCal: respect. The stretch from Seiad to Etna SOBO was rough for me.  Maybe it was because I didn’t have my “trail legs” yet?  Maybe it was because my foot...

Aug 17, 2022 : Janine
Days 138-145 New York, New York

Days 138-145 New York, New York

I have mixed feelings about our time in New York. It started out really hard for us. The rock scrambles kicked our butts. It was so hot and so dry....

Aug 17, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain