emotions

What I think about when I think about hiking (on the PCT)

What I think about when I think about hiking (on the PCT)

After 558  miles on the PCT, I have finally sat down to write and, well, you're reading this so you know that. Since it's taken me this long and since...

Jun 20, 2017 : Lauren Hafley
White Mountains to the Yellow Deli

White Mountains to the Yellow Deli

The Yellow Deli. It doesn't sound too interesting, but every North Bounder we passed either has a story, or you can tell expected to have a story but didn't really...

Jul 12, 2016 : Lauren Hafley
A Non-Gear-Nerd Gear Guide

A Non-Gear-Nerd Gear Guide

Gear lover discretion advised! I don’t consider myself among those who can talk for hours about a particular product or brand. Don’t get me wrong, I know this is important...

Dec 14, 2015 : Lauren Hafley
Coping when Injury Turns a Thru into a Section

Coping when Injury Turns a Thru into a Section

I dreamed of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail for 26 years before my husband, Muskrat and I stepped foot on Springer after a cold wet hike up from Amicalola Falls on...

Jun 25, 2015 : Jen Magnuson
The Emotional Roller Coaster of Hiking the Appalachian Trail

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Hiking the Appalachian Trail

I knew hiking the Appalachian Trail would be hard. I also knew I would probably cry once in a while. What I didn’t expect was how often I would find...

Dec 10, 2014 : Jessica Porter
20 Emotions You Will Experience at the Beginning of Your Thru-Hike

20 Emotions You Will Experience at the Beginning of Your Thru-Hike

1) When your family drops you at the trailhead and questions your thru-hike one last time: 2) As soon as you begin to climb Amicalola Falls: 3) Reaching your first shelter: 4) Meeting...

Dec 1, 2014 : Bennett Travers