hiker culture

How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

Those who thru-hike learn to survive anything—as long as they believe in what they're doing. However, if you want to be the kind of person who can keep your head...

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

Why I Love Hiking Culture

We may be smelly, dirty, tired, and sore, but we love and encourage each other to push ourselves more.

Jun 4, 2017 : Socked In
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