Hot Springs

First Impressions on our Gear

First Impressions on our Gear

Last week butterfly and I got out for another weekend adventure to Cougar Reservoir in Oregon.  unfortunately, we did not go on any long hikes, yet got to relax by...

Jul 4, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

I shuffle through the remains of my food bag where the instant mashed potatoes and ramen packets now float in tuna sauce and oatmeal flakes. My trash ziplock is now...

May 2, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 4

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 4

Zero Daze We got up for the $5 pancake breakfast next door, then returned to our room to flop around until check out. We got a surprise visit from Strider,...

May 1, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 3

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 3

Wrapping up the Smoky's After Frisbee's birthday shenanigans, we had to say goodbye to Peanut, followed by Pharmacist and Ears (who wanted to explore the US some more before her...

Apr 29, 2017 : Stubbs
Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Have some extra money for splurging? Want to get a small dose of the days of old when you were one with society? It doesn’t have to be all work...

Nov 29, 2016 : Stubbs
Story Time with Stubbs: Hiking a Marathon

Story Time with Stubbs: Hiking a Marathon

One of my most memorable days would be the day my husband and I, later followed by our hiking buddy at the time Hollywood, pulled off our first big hiking...

Nov 1, 2016 : Stubbs
Trail Update #2: Learning to Take it Step by Step

Trail Update #2: Learning to Take it Step by Step

It has been a wild ride since my last trail update two weeks and 174 miles ago. It's hard to summarize it all, but when I look back it feels...

May 4, 2015 : Laura Houston
Hiking by Numbers (live from Hot Springs, NC!)

Hiking by Numbers (live from Hot Springs, NC!)

"What time is it?" Perhaps the most inane question on the Trail. "Judging by the position of the sun," I begin, wetting my grubby pointer finger between my sun burnt...

Apr 27, 2015 : Tee Corley
Fontana to Hot Springs

Fontana to Hot Springs

Forgive any misspellings or gramatical errors, being on a phone and limited wifi precludes extensive editing. Day 10 Took a zero day today. My first one yet. After 164 miles,...

Apr 25, 2015 : Oliver Hudgins
Coco and Magnus — Days 29 through 35 — Creme Fraiche, Eloping, and Fog

Coco and Magnus — Days 29 through 35 — Creme Fraiche, Eloping, and Fog

Time is flying and internet connections are scarce! A brief glimpse into our fifth week. We finished Day 35 at mile 322.1. 4/5 Sunday - Day 29 * Too cold....

Apr 23, 2015 : Courtney