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CDT Days 18-22: Trail Closures and Becoming a Thru-hiker

CDT Days 18-22: Trail Closures and Becoming a Thru-hiker

Day 18  Zero Day in Pie Town  Shadowhawk talks with local author, Uncle River, while sorting his resupply at the Toaster House.   Day 19 25 miles It was hard...

May 26, 2022 : Madeline Gould
CDT Days 12-17 Doc Campbell’s to Pie Town

CDT Days 12-17 Doc Campbell’s to Pie Town

Day 12 23 miles The first few hours flew by in the Gila, morning light illuminated the cliffs and turned the river into molten gold. Pairs of ducks flushed from...

May 21, 2022 : Madeline Gould
CDT Days 8-11 Silver City to Doc Campbell’s

CDT Days 8-11 Silver City to Doc Campbell’s

Day 8 Zero day  Silver City was a great town for a zero day; food Co-op, library, coffee shops, and a brewery. What else does a hiker need?    Grand...

May 13, 2022 : Madeline Gould
CDT Days 1-4 Crazy Cook to Lordsburg

CDT Days 1-4 Crazy Cook to Lordsburg

Day 1 17 miles My tramily and I left Lordsburg, NM at 6:30am in the CDT shuttle, a rented pickup truck driven by a man who introduced himself simply as...

Apr 30, 2022 : Madeline Gould
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
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
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
Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Raising Awareness Triple Crown Style Some trail names demand a backstory, while others need no explanation. When you meet someone called Billy Goat or Legend, for instance, it's safe to...

Apr 30, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Ten Days from the Beginning

Ten Days from the Beginning

I've repacked my backpack somewhere close to 50 times by now. Changed gear and went on smaller hikes to test it out. I've spent hours pouring over logistics and putting...

Apr 11, 2019 : Matt Robbins
Ruck Review:  Getting Ready for a Long Distance Hike

Ruck Review: Getting Ready for a Long Distance Hike

When I was preparing to hike the Pacific Crest Trail last year, I was looking for any information that I could get. It was my first long distance hike and...

Mar 29, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell