Harpers Ferry

Gear Review: Hoka One One Sky Toa Boot

Gear Review: Hoka One One Sky Toa Boot

I tested the Hoka One One Sky Toa from April to June and discovered a nostalgia and new appreciation for the hiking boot. I always wear trail runners when I...

Jul 7, 2019 : Laura Johnston
Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Dear Diary,  I may have gone a little mad from the Rollercoaster. Who thought that was a good idea?  The black dot is a bear. I was FAR away. "Pink...

Jul 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

With the days dwindling down this season and inclement weather looming over New England, has Barefoot Hiker thought enough about his options to finish this year?

Jul 9, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home Two months ago, if you told me I'd change my plan of thru-hiking the AT to section hiking, deliberately, I wouldn't believe...

Feb 24, 2017 : Kristin
200 Miles: Hair. Hostels. Fellow Flip Floppers.

200 Miles: Hair. Hostels. Fellow Flip Floppers.

Either my hair stylist (and I use that job title in the loosest possible sense when it comes to my coif) cut my hair in such a way that my...

May 7, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Flipping Out About Flip Flopping: Part 2

Flipping Out About Flip Flopping: Part 2

According to the ATC website’s 2,000 Miler Report , 70 of the 122 reported thru-hikes originating from Harper’s Ferry in 2014, were completed. That is an out-of-the-gate success rate of...

Aug 31, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Flipping Out About Flip Flopping: Part 1

Flipping Out About Flip Flopping: Part 1

Mentally, Mt. Katahdin is my physical and psychological goal. It is also turning into my emotional nemesis.

Aug 30, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Fire Destroys Historic Buildings in Harpers Ferry

Fire Destroys Historic Buildings in Harpers Ferry

Late last night over 80 firefighters from counties in West Virginia, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland were called to the historic town of Harper's Ferry by a neighbor who heard the sound...

Jul 23, 2015 : Bennett Travers
Almost Out of Pennsylvania! (Pennsyl-ROCKS-YA)

Almost Out of Pennsylvania! (Pennsyl-ROCKS-YA)

    Unofficially Halfway We hiked into Harper's Ferry, West Virginia on July 2nd. Harper's Ferry is the unofficial halfway point - it is the town in which a thru-hiker...

Jul 20, 2015 : Tee Corley
Checkpoints and Celebrations

Checkpoints and Celebrations

Firestarter and I packed out a special just-out-of-town feast, a celebration for the celebrations to come: drumsticks, corn, and beer. We grilled it all up at the Molly Denton Shelter...

Jun 29, 2015 : David