hiking alone

Why I Hike Alone

Why I Hike Alone

Contrary to generally accepted advice about always hitting the trail accompanied by a partner or as part of a group, I almost always day hike and backpack alone. I often...

Jan 26, 2017 : John Edward Harris
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
Unknown Parts: Examining Gender and the Fear of Solitude

Unknown Parts: Examining Gender and the Fear of Solitude

It was happening again. I spent 45 minutes driving to a popular trailhead in Western North Carolina, counted three cars in the parking lot and drove away. I hadn’t even...

Aug 11, 2014 : Carly Moree