Bears

Bears Are Pansies But Don’t Be a Bully.

Bears Are Pansies But Don’t Be a Bully.

I would like to preface this by saying that I am by no means an animal behavior expert and that these are just my own

Oct 28, 2017 : Jacob Mason
In Her Shoes: Tackling Your Womanhood in the Wilderness Like a Boss!

In Her Shoes: Tackling Your Womanhood in the Wilderness Like a Boss!

If you're reading this, it's likely you have been born with the damnation that is menstruation and that you were not born with a penis between your legs. You likely know that...

Nov 22, 2016 : Stubbs
Breaking Through the Fear

Breaking Through the Fear

I felt empowered the moment I declared my time off from work. "I'm going to hike the Superior Hiking Trail by myself," I proudly proclaimed to all of my coworkers,...

Sep 5, 2016 : Kmeg
The Shenandoah

The Shenandoah

  Into the Park Sarah and Scott made Waffles the next morning!  Then after a slow start (I didn't want to leave!) they drove me back to the trail where...

Jun 26, 2016 : Hillary
Smokies Secrets: Revealed!

Smokies Secrets: Revealed!

Some life experiences contain in them so much superlative that it’s hard to convey to others what they were like. We resort to hyperbole, or we simply shake our heads...

May 15, 2016 : Notebook
5 Easy Tips to See More Wildlife On Your Thru Hike

5 Easy Tips to See More Wildlife On Your Thru Hike

On my thru hike I saw thirteen bears, four moose, and untold numbers of deer and songbirds, a groundhog, a million squirrels and chipmunks, multitudes of bunnies and numerous snakes,...

Oct 29, 2015 : Carla Robertson
Things That Go Bump In The Night

Things That Go Bump In The Night

I was recently camping alone on a lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota. Besides the drone of a mosquito trapped inside my tent, which of...

Sep 20, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Seven Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Guns and Bears

Seven Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Guns and Bears

Weeks ago I had suggested to some hiker friends that I might write a blog weighing in on discussions from social media regarding the Scott Jurek controversy. But today I'm...

Sep 10, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
The Appalachian Q&A with Tom and Shannon

The Appalachian Q&A with Tom and Shannon

I just ran out of deodorant and I have have 4 days before leaving for Baxter State park to start my southbound hike. My mind has been a mess of...

Jul 16, 2015 : Thomas Vernali
Coco and Magnus — Days 108 through 111 — New Jersey, Bears, and Bullfrogs

Coco and Magnus — Days 108 through 111 — New Jersey, Bears, and Bullfrogs

6/23 Tuesday -- Day 108 The quintessential day on the AT. It couldn't have been planned better. We exited the strange lodging known as Pocono Inn and made our way...

Jul 5, 2015 : Courtney