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Hiking South for the Winter: A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Potential Nut-Case

Hiking South for the Winter: A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Potential Nut-Case

Origin of Insanity It's only crazy until it becomes a reality One year, seven months, and one day ago I went on my first backpacking trip for my 23rd birthday....

Sep 19, 2017 : Kelly Ann Baird
Baby Steps: Thru-Hiking Isn’t for Everyone

Baby Steps: Thru-Hiking Isn’t for Everyone

So, What's Next? You have to learn to crawl before you can learn to walk, and you have to learn to walk before you can run.  There's an order to...

May 9, 2017 : New Leaf
Five Final Thoughts Five Days Out from my Thru-hike

Five Final Thoughts Five Days Out from my Thru-hike

Awe yeah! Five days and I am so pumped! Southwest emailed me, "your trip is around the corner." I replied "oh you have no idea, Southwest!" Five years ago I...

Mar 3, 2017 : Alli Huggins
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
1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

"Officially" Halfway I've made it to Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the "official" halfway point of the AT. For me, it's just over 1500 miles in. This is where I...

Sep 7, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
When you hit rock bottom, climb back up.

When you hit rock bottom, climb back up.

Thanks to my unconventional flip-flop hike (Springer to Damascus VA, Katahdin back to Damascus), I'm not hitting the emotional milestones of the average thru hiker- I'll complete my hike at...

Jul 23, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus