Hiking

Sweet Monkey Heads Back to Vermont!

Sweet Monkey Heads Back to Vermont!

With a car full of snacks, a month off work, and entirely too little physical preparation Michele and I head East toward Vermont to start the long trail.

Jul 20, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Steve Adams, trail name Mighty Blue, is on the Appalachian Trail, again. Best known for his hiking memoirs Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon and Three Weddings and a Sabbatical, he also...

Jul 13, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Gear Review: Hoka One One Sky Toa Boot

Gear Review: Hoka One One Sky Toa Boot

I tested the Speedgoat 3s—and the Sky Toa surprised me by being able to function and feel as good as its "low-top," ankle-height counterparts. Like any low-top trail runner, the...

Jul 7, 2019 : Laura Johnston
“Day 4” or the day I wanted to toss it all in and get the heck off the trail…..

“Day 4” or the day I wanted to toss it all in and get the heck off the trail…..

At this point, just less than 3 weeks into our 3 year hike across Canada along The Great Trail – a pathway which is 24,000 km long, things still feel...

Jun 27, 2019 : Sonya
Outdoor Therapy: Navy Veteran Turns to Hiking

Outdoor Therapy: Navy Veteran Turns to Hiking

US Navy disabled veteran turns to hiking as a method of overcoming depression, PTSD, and other mental health difficulties.

Jun 25, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
The Great Trail – Halfway Through Our First Province at 450 km of a 24,000 km Trail

The Great Trail – Halfway Through Our First Province at 450 km of a 24,000 km Trail

Halfway through our first province on an adventure across Canada that is just beginning! It has been 22 days since we began our #hike4birds across Canada on the Great Trail...

Jun 24, 2019 : Sonya
Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

Fozzie, Voldemort, and I, rewatched this "beloved classic" film recently and on purpose so that it would be fresh in our minds while we compared notes on our experiences. We...

Jun 19, 2019 : Gary Sizer
A Thru-Hiker’s Thoughts on Finality

A Thru-Hiker’s Thoughts on Finality

Before I begin, please allow me to apologize for not posting in the last 500 miles—I did not realize how challenging it would carve out a few hours during a...

Jun 9, 2019 : Sam Cooper
TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

Hello, folks! Furiosa (or Fury) here, bringing you a rewind and reflection of Trail Days 2019 in Damascus, VA. I had the pleasure of working with the gang at The...

Jun 6, 2019 : Amber Redfield
The Moon, or Why We Need More Hikers, Roamers, and Explorers!

The Moon, or Why We Need More Hikers, Roamers, and Explorers!

These days I am constantly asked - Why? Why give up your career?  Why sell your house to fund a trip talking about birds?  Why donate most of your possessions...

May 24, 2019 : Sonya