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5 Shorter Thru-Hikes for 2021: Trails Brace for Increased Use

5 Shorter Thru-Hikes for 2021: Trails Brace for Increased Use

With COVID-19 far from over, many are rethinking their plans to thru-hike any of the Triple Crown trails this year. This comes after the Appalachian Trail asked hikers to limit...

Mar 9, 2021 : Alex Murphy
CT Part 1- Into Breck

CT Part 1- Into Breck

I'm sitting in Breckenridge eating fresh-baked goods (ordered wearing a mask, of course) and feeling fortunate to not be out in the afternoon thunderstorms. With COVID-19 still widespread, I'm

Jul 14, 2020 : Will Harmon
The Colorado Trail Takes My Breath Away!

The Colorado Trail Takes My Breath Away!

False Starts I flew to Denver on July 12 and stayed withan old family friend for a few days to give myself a chance to adjust to the altitude.  I...

Sep 2, 2019 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Don’t Hate Me!

Don’t Hate Me!

How I Spent My Winter Vacation Turns out I did tear my rotator cuff last August.  The cortisone injections got me through Maine, but it started to act up in...

May 8, 2019 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Right Place, Right Time When Bad Things Happen: Getting Sick on Trail

Right Place, Right Time When Bad Things Happen: Getting Sick on Trail

Getting sick during a long-distance hike is pretty awful. It’s up there with losing your water filter down a river and hiking down 1.5 miles only to realize you are...

Jul 17, 2018 : Caitlin Doak
Week One in Colorado: Coming Home to the Trail

Week One in Colorado: Coming Home to the Trail

It’s amazing how easily it is to return to the trail. Even though I had never stepped foot in Colorado before this week, as soon as I started walking I...

Jul 8, 2018 : Caitlin Doak
2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

After completing the Appalachian Trail in September of 2016, I almost immediately started looking for my next adventure - despite having sworn during several moments of my AT thru to...

Mar 29, 2017 : Nichole Young
A Photographic Journey of the Colorado Trail

A Photographic Journey of the Colorado Trail

I hiked the Colorado Trail from August 2 to September 7, 2016. Here are some highlight photos from that trip.

Nov 20, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
How a Warm-Blooded Southerner Preps for the Colorado Trail

How a Warm-Blooded Southerner Preps for the Colorado Trail

Date: November 2014 Location: Grayson Highlands, VA Temps: below freezing Snow fall: more than I'd ever seen in my life (somewhat facetious) We were two days away from the end...

Jan 30, 2016 : High Five
Three Gems in the Triple Crown of Hiking

Three Gems in the Triple Crown of Hiking

The Triple Crown The oldest of them all, the green tunnel blazed by white, the Appalachian Trail.   The Pacific Crest trail, where the highest peaks of the Sierra ebb...

Jan 4, 2016 : Caet Cash