Backpacking

Seven ways to have fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

Seven ways to have fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

A perfect, brisk early morning on Camel's Hump Not only is resting important for your brain, feet and muscles, half of the fun of thru-hiking is being able to eat...

Aug 22, 2017 : Sprout
Cruel Tricks: Dealing with Injuries & Depression

Cruel Tricks: Dealing with Injuries & Depression

First off, let me say hello again to anyone who has been following along, as well as the folks who are reading my blog for the first time! It's been a long while since...

Aug 21, 2017 : Amber Redfield
A List of Thoughts RE: First (and second!) Backpacking Trips

A List of Thoughts RE: First (and second!) Backpacking Trips

I have been struggling to write this post. Every time I sit down to put some thoughts together, I end up scrapping the draft and pushing the idea of continuing...

Aug 21, 2017 : emily sue
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 12

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 12

The Omelette Guy We finished the climb to the summit of Mt. Cube, then made our way down towards Cape Moonshine Road. The Omelette Guy and his dog, Lips, were not...

Aug 18, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 11

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 11

Sadness at Cloudland I woke up early to catch the sunrise. Unfortunately my phone died before the colors really started coming out in the clouds. Gumby contacted a Trail Angel...

Aug 16, 2017 : Stubbs
Why The Appalachian Trail? Why Now?

Why The Appalachian Trail? Why Now?

Why The Appalachian Trail? Why Now? I've been asked this question a few times as word has trickled around to friends and family that I'm planning to hike the Appalachian...

Aug 14, 2017 : Alex
Home is Where my Tent is (at least for now)

Home is Where my Tent is (at least for now)

I have spent the last 88 miles in Massachusetts. This is the only state the AT passes through that I have lived in and have some real claim to. Walking...

Aug 14, 2017 : Leah
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 10

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 10

Stratton Mountain and Gloomy Weather It rained a little overnight and off and on throughout the next day which gave us the full blown "Vermud" experience that we've all heard...

Aug 6, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 9

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 9

Dalton and Cheshire, MA We all slept pretty well at the Cookie Lady's place. Elmer Fudd, Bubba, Bobo, Frisbee, Gumby and I took turns mowing the yard, a favor for...

Aug 1, 2017 : Stubbs
Don’t worry, I’m alive!

Don’t worry, I’m alive!

My first week on the trail, I met a hiker sketching the surrounding scene in a shelter. She was peering off into the gray rain, sitting quietly to herself, and...

Jul 26, 2017 : Casie Frederick