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Everything You Wanted to Know about Thru-Hiking and Weren’t Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know about Thru-Hiking and Weren’t Afraid to Ask

We've received a lot of questions about the logistics of thru-hiking while we've been on the trail. Unfortunately, because of limited cellphone service (or dead batteries), we haven't always been

May 20, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Episode #63 – On Top of Old Smoky

Episode #63 – On Top of Old Smoky

We're back and stuff gets real! Fires! Stitcher, The Trek. @PoxAndPuss on

May 19, 2017 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Hiking Amnesia: Impressions from a Mid-Trek Break

Hiking Amnesia: Impressions from a Mid-Trek Break

Thru-hiking is a lot like childbirth.  The minute it’s over you forget the pain, you forget the misery of scaling mountains with a heavy pack strapped to your back.  You...

May 17, 2017 : Gail Barrett
2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Gear List Last year on my AT thru hike, I became aware of quite a few tweaks that I wanted to make to my gear set up. After...

May 16, 2017 : Puma
Day 15…Skipping Right Along

Day 15…Skipping Right Along

Start: Bailey Gap Shelter, mile 658.6 End: Campsite mile 676 Miles: 17.4 Total Miles: 174.1   I'm trying something new since I'm sooooo far behind...a short daily-ish post. Still,

May 12, 2017 : Deane Giordano
From Deli Hopping to the Agony Grind: A Wild Hike through New York

From Deli Hopping to the Agony Grind: A Wild Hike through New York

  I've got to hand it to New York. There is nothing mundane about hiking through this flamboyant state. Unconventional, sure. But boring? Not even a chance! Here are some...

May 6, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Saturday, I watched both the sunrise and the sunset.  I woke up at 4am to begin my Fitted crampons with Vapor Barrier Socks (seemed a little thick, unlikely to use),...

May 2, 2017 : Danielle OFarrell
Wondering about Wonderland

Wondering about Wonderland

Greetings! It's been a while.... a long while. Maybe it's because I got rejected for a John Muir Trail permit everyday for 6 weeks straight last year. Maybe it's because...

May 1, 2017 : Jennifer Williams
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 4

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 4

Zero Daze We got up for the $5 pancake breakfast next door, then returned to our room to flop around until check out. We got a surprise visit from Strider,...

May 1, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 3

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 3

Wrapping up the Smoky's After Frisbee's birthday shenanigans, we had to say goodbye to Peanut, followed by Pharmacist and Ears (who wanted to explore the US some more before her...

Apr 29, 2017 : Stubbs