hiker culture

How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

Earlier this month, after only four months of employment, I quit the first full-time job I've had since through-hiking the Appalachian Trail last year. I deliberately chose to derail my...

Jun 27, 2017 : Janel Healy
Why I Love Hiking Culture

Why I Love Hiking Culture

Hikers are a unique breed.   They come in many forms and from many different backgrounds.  There are day hikers, and overnight backpackers, thru hikers and hikertrash.  But although each...

Jun 4, 2017 : New Leaf
Han Shan and Hiker Trash

Han Shan and Hiker Trash

April is National Poetry Month, a fact I mention here only so much as poetry has been an inspiration and activity related to my hiking. Poetry, and the example of...

Apr 7, 2016 : Joe Schmidt
Time and Moments

Time and Moments

The way we mark the seconds and minutes, sixty of them, goes back to the Babylonians. I assume the twenty-four hour clock is also astoundingly ancient. The western calendar of...

Dec 31, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
The Twelve Days of Appalachian Trail Christmas

The Twelve Days of Appalachian Trail Christmas

The Twelve Days of Appalachian Trail Christmas On the first day of Christmas the AT gave to me a white blaze on an oak tree! On the second day of...

Dec 17, 2015 : Joe Schmidt