Backpacking

Two Cook’s Advice for Going Stoveless

Two Cook’s Advice for Going Stoveless

When other hikers heard what we do in "real life" on the trail, everyone all reacted the same way: "I bet you have the best meals out here?!" For those...

Dec 13, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Sometimes “Plan M” Looks Pretty Good

Sometimes “Plan M” Looks Pretty Good

I knew it was going to be straight up before I got there. I knew because when my friends and I came out at Unicoi Gap a few weeks ago...

Nov 29, 2017 : Joellyn Sargent
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
And so it Begins… My Solo PCT Trek

And so it Begins… My Solo PCT Trek

Deciding to Hike the PCT While growing up I was always the girl that hated doing make-overs and playing with dolls. I spent most of my time as a young...

Nov 5, 2017 : Eliza Swackhamer
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
Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Outdoor Gear Lab has a great article on some of the mainstream backpacking tents. There are also companies such as Hyperlite who make them to order according to custom specifications...

Oct 22, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
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
On Finishing

On Finishing

We did it! We hiked 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine. Remember that time when two people who never backpacked before and really had no idea what they were doing...

Oct 12, 2017 : Alex and Amanda