hike your own hike

The Questions

The Questions

Acronym Party Because there ain't no party like an acronym party, the PCT is chock full of them. Let's learn! The PCT is - yep, you guessed it - the...

Jun 25, 2017 : Kate Bradley
See Ya Never Again, Shenandoahs!

See Ya Never Again, Shenandoahs!

How do you know someone's a thru-hiker? The outfit usually gives it away! Shenandoahs, done! I covered 108 miles over 8 days, which is actually kind of slow considering the...

Jun 16, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Rethinking How to Hike My Own Hike–There Will Be Consequences

Rethinking How to Hike My Own Hike–There Will Be Consequences

For the record, Virginia...not flat, not easy. I was 360.8 miles in to my flip-flop thru hike and looking forward immensely to a zero at the Quality Inn in Waynesboro,...

Jun 7, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives you Lemons... All you can do is just make some lemonade. Memorial Day weekend marks one year from when I made my first steps on the AT for...

May 20, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
Day 21….Ending the Day Early Because I Can

Day 21….Ending the Day Early Because I Can

I might be getting my trail legs. Today I hiked almost 14 miles and had my camp set up by 3pm. Up until today, a 14 mile day meant dragging...

May 16, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
I’m Home Free, Not Homeless

I’m Home Free, Not Homeless

~The Final Countdown~ Now for the Surprise I've been waiting to tell! This year I will be hiking the PCT, not only that but if i finish in a reasonable...

Apr 29, 2017 : Erick Gaudreau
3 Steps to Jumpstart Thru-Hike Planning

3 Steps to Jumpstart Thru-Hike Planning

Deciding to hike the Appalachian Trail is quite an undertaking. For those interested in thru-hike planning, there's some basic logistics that have to be considered. Based on Leave No Trace,...

Apr 26, 2017 : Danielle
SOBO Hike Planning with a Dog (what the @*#% am I doing?)

SOBO Hike Planning with a Dog (what the @*#% am I doing?)

Hiking the trail has been a slow migrating thought process for a bit now. The dream lives in all of us, until we can finally exclaim"I'm hiking the AT!" Then...

Apr 16, 2017 : Katie Doane
Getting Trail Legs (and A Little Homesick) Before Getting on the Trail

Getting Trail Legs (and A Little Homesick) Before Getting on the Trail

Feeling ALL the feelings! In eleven days I'll finally be on the trail.  ELEVEN DAYS! I'm feeling all the feelings.  ALL the feelings--excitement, apprehension, dread, butterflies, joy.  It's all

Apr 16, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Walking the Walk: Understanding What it Takes

Walking the Walk: Understanding What it Takes

Hey friends! So we know that we are long overdue for a post and have been going back and forth on what our next post should be. Being 427 miles...

Apr 9, 2017 : Alex and Amanda