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Stories From the Trail: The Secret Lives of Ridgerunners

Stories From the Trail: The Secret Lives of Ridgerunners

Ridgerunners Rest and Relax Each month in addition to their regularly scheduled duties, ridgerunners also get treated to some well deserved R&R. This July, Jim Fetig of ATC Headquarters invited

Aug 6, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Crushing Mount Mansfield and Bolton

Crushing Mount Mansfield and Bolton

Beginning the final stretch of difficult mountains on the Long Trail, we crush Mansfield and suffer some injuries.

Aug 4, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
Stories From the Trail: Tough Girl Challenges with Sarah Williams

Stories From the Trail: Tough Girl Challenges with Sarah Williams

File this one under "Inspirational"! Sarah Williams is not only a veteran outdoor adventurer and world traveler, she has spent the past few years curating HUNDREDS of hours of conversation...

Jul 29, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Reflecting on Washington

Reflecting on Washington

As I sit in this cafe attached to the hostel I’m staying at in Portland, I’m crunching on a toasted everything bagel, sipping my black coffee, and the Chili Peppers...

Jul 27, 2019 : Alex
3 Year Hike along 24,000 km of Canada’s Great Trail finishes its First Province!

3 Year Hike along 24,000 km of Canada’s Great Trail finishes its First Province!

It has taken us just over 40 days to cross Canada's most easterly Atlantic province - Newfoundland.  Amid our trek we have hiked across The East Coast Trail, the Grand...

Jul 23, 2019 : Sonya
Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Steve Adams, trail name Mighty Blue, is on the Appalachian Trail, again. Best known for his hiking memoirs Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon and Three Weddings and a Sabbatical, he also...

Jul 13, 2019 : Gary Sizer
“Day 4” or the day I wanted to toss it all in and get the heck off the trail…..

“Day 4” or the day I wanted to toss it all in and get the heck off the trail…..

At this point, just less than 3 weeks into our 3 year hike across Canada along The Great Trail – a pathway which is 24,000 km long, things still feel...

Jun 27, 2019 : Sonya
The Great Trail – Halfway Through Our First Province at 450 km of a 24,000 km Trail

The Great Trail – Halfway Through Our First Province at 450 km of a 24,000 km Trail

Halfway through our first province on an adventure across Canada that is just beginning! It has been 22 days since we began our #hike4birds across Canada on the Great Trail...

Jun 24, 2019 : Sonya
Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson is the book and/or movie that introduced so many of us to the Appalachian Trail, and it seems almost silly for us...

Jun 19, 2019 : Gary Sizer
The Great Trail – The first 225 km of a 24,000 km trail!

The Great Trail – The first 225 km of a 24,000 km trail!

Canada's Great Trail has no official starting points.  This is wonderful as the trail passes through 15,000 communities and has an eastern terminus, a western terminus and a northern terminus. ...

Jun 11, 2019 : Sonya