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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
Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Blackalachian on The Underground Railroad Trail Most notable for calling attention to the absence of color on the Appalachian Trail, Daniel White (aka "The Blackalachian") followed up by cycling the

Jan 23, 2019 : Gary Sizer
What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

Class is in session! To help prep for your long-distance hike, we begin by addressing common new-hiker fears - what are you afraid of? To answer that, we present the first...

Jan 8, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Facing the Fear

Facing the Fear

Wants turn to fears My first solo backpacking trip is almost here, and the excitement has turned into fear. Things that I knew were possibilities have turned into probabilities, and...

Mar 29, 2018 : Matt
What I learned hiking Mount Whitney from the Pacific Crest Trail

What I learned hiking Mount Whitney from the Pacific Crest Trail

The old man came through the swinging door of the general store. Worn blue flannel shirt, knife clipped to jeans pocket, big hands that had spent a lifetime working hard....

Jan 20, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
The Titanic Panic of 2017

The Titanic Panic of 2017

Last week, the guy who brings us propane for our RV asked me, “So, do you have any New Year’s resolutions?” He was a little surprised when I responded with...

Jan 6, 2017 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
Breaking Through the Fear

Breaking Through the Fear

A surprise encounter leaves a hiker wondering, how do you break through your fear to become a solo hiker?

Sep 5, 2016 : Kmeg