Hiking

Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

“I’m getting used to the idea of washing my face with cold water!” Two 20 something year old women stood at the hut bathroom’s cold running water sinks. Somewhere in...

Sep 25, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Days 148-155 Marshachussetts: Land O’ Lakes and Ponds

Days 148-155 Marshachussetts: Land O’ Lakes and Ponds

If you thought we loved Connecticut, wait till you hear about magical Massachusetts ! Our welcome into the state was less than ideal with the steep rock scramble down Bear...

Aug 27, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
The Vermont Long Trail Experience

The Vermont Long Trail Experience

The Vermont Long Trail Experience   Now that I have had just over a week off the trail I can look back with somewhat of a different perspective and maybe...

Aug 25, 2022 : Keri Bowzaylo
When the mountain gets you down…

When the mountain gets you down…

… you either let it handle you, or you handle it… Perhaps a delicate balance of both. I think I fall more into the former category, but allow me to...

Aug 19, 2022 : Janine
The Vermont Long Trail – The Final 4 days!!

The Vermont Long Trail – The Final 4 days!!

The Long Trail Vermont Finale - the Final 4 days!! 14 days!! 226 of the 273 miles = 361.6ish km 17,393 m = 57, 398 feet of vert (and the...

Aug 19, 2022 : Keri Bowzaylo
I bow to NorCal

I bow to NorCal

NorCal: respect. The stretch from Seiad to Etna SOBO was rough for me.  Maybe it was because I didn’t have my “trail legs” yet?  Maybe it was because my foot...

Aug 17, 2022 : Janine
Shaking It Up

Shaking It Up

Shake Down Time Typically a shakedown hike is when you pack up everything you think you'll need and head out for a few days. You then discard what you didn't...

Aug 15, 2022 : Jenna
My Stubbornness may be my Downfall

My Stubbornness may be my Downfall

I was so grateful to get in and out of Seiad Valley before the fires started. I found the climb, SOBO, in the heat nonetheless, a bit grueling, but the...

Aug 14, 2022 : Janine
“Why would you do that?” -my mom

“Why would you do that?” -my mom

Hello everyone! My name is Jenna, no trail name. So I've been struggling with how to start my first blog post for a few weeks, and true to form, I'm...

Aug 11, 2022 : Jenna
Something is wrong…

Something is wrong…

When I got on at Fish Lake (in S. OR), I felt great! Heading SOBO, towards NorCal. Yes, it was a repeat of some miles from last year, but good....

Aug 9, 2022 : Janine