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I Said No: Some Ramblings on Pre-Trail Anxiety

I Said No: Some Ramblings on Pre-Trail Anxiety

I sit at dinner with one of my older sisters and my parents. I’ve become bad at conversing, for thoughts of the PCT have consumed all of my available headspace....

Mar 21, 2019 : Sam Cooper
10 Ways to Stay Warm and Avoid Hypothermia on the Trail

10 Ways to Stay Warm and Avoid Hypothermia on the Trail

It’s just before dawn, and the mountains all around you are tranquil. You can tell it’s going to be a glorious morning, and you feel the call of a new...

Mar 21, 2019 : Kelly Floro
The End of My Walk Has Been Hard to Sum Up

The End of My Walk Has Been Hard to Sum Up

Hey all, It has been a long time since my last post. Good thing this isn't my job, cause I would have missed a few deadlines. I had a feeling...

Mar 7, 2019 : Christopher Keys
Depression, Surgeries, and Regeneration

Depression, Surgeries, and Regeneration

Well hello there, Trek folk! I must say, it has been over a year since I last updated this blog. I feel guilty about letting it go to the wayside,...

Feb 26, 2019 : Amber Redfield
Why Did I Not Know This Sooner? Hiker Hindsight

Why Did I Not Know This Sooner? Hiker Hindsight

"Why did no one tell me about this?" The number of times I asked this question during my thru-hike was more then I thought it would have been. That might...

Feb 11, 2019 : Katie Friedman
Resupply Strategy on the Continental Divide Trail

Resupply Strategy on the Continental Divide Trail

Salt Lake City, Feb. 8, 2019: How do you get food over a distance of 3,000 miles? In this post I provide a brief summary of what you have to...

Feb 9, 2019 : Caroline "Earthcake"
The Impractical Practical Guide to Thru-Hike Preparations

The Impractical Practical Guide to Thru-Hike Preparations

Your ten-pound base gear is packed, abs are ripped, and your bank account balance is your best friend. Even if the stars aligned and all these fantasies were reality, the...

Jan 25, 2019 : Jacob Woods
Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Blackalachian on The Underground Railroad Trail Most notable for calling attention to the Discord for one of our Join our community AND support the show! Blackalachian on Instagram Reptar

Jan 23, 2019 : Gary Sizer
The Subtle Art of Successful Hitchhiking

The Subtle Art of Successful Hitchhiking

Have you passed a hitchhiker and just kept going? Did the thought of stopping, offering a ride or support ever cross your mind? Or did you have somewhere else to...

Jan 22, 2019 : Lance Ness
What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

Class is in session! To help prep for your long-distance hike, we begin by addressing common new-hiker fears - what are you afraid of? To answer that, we present the first...

Jan 8, 2019 : Gary Sizer