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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
Nice View? Put the Camera Away!

Nice View? Put the Camera Away!

I took 3,938 photos during my thru-hike. Add to that the 1,161 photos taken by my brother and erstwhile hiking companion, and the many hundreds of photos taken by friends...

Jan 31, 2016 : Connor Adams
Hiking with dogs

Hiking with dogs

Having a dog is a responsibility many of us have chosen to accept in trade for the companionship, protection, entertainment and enjoyment they provide.  Taking a dog hiking is good for both...

Jun 23, 2015 : Dylan Niknot
How to Survive a Thunderstorm on the Trail

How to Survive a Thunderstorm on the Trail

PCT mile 1076.65. Carson Pass Hwy 88, Northern California, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, late September. After a great lunch outside the ranger station, the rangers on duty warn me about...

Mar 25, 2015 : Viola Murgia
Hiking with a Partner: How to Maintain your Relationship

Hiking with a Partner: How to Maintain your Relationship

You’ve decided to have a partner for your long-distance hike. What a fun adventure for the two of you! Maybe you just met last week or are long-time best friends...

Oct 7, 2014 : Sprinkles
A Few of My Trials (And How I Overcame Them)

A Few of My Trials (And How I Overcame Them)

No one ever said hiking the AT would be easy. In fact, they warned me it would be hard. I had even had some AT experience, so I knew the...

Jul 3, 2014 : Evans Prater