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Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

How Moving to Hawai‘i Brought Me Closer to the Appalachian Trail In 2016 my husband, Adam, and I moved to Hawai‘i, trading 80-hour workweeks and rush hour traffic for rural...

Feb 21, 2020 : Amelia
Pre-Trail Depression: An Introduction, My Mission, and an Update

Pre-Trail Depression: An Introduction, My Mission, and an Update

Hello, my name is Logan Nigh, and I  love you. I will be attempting to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail on May 13 heading northbound. In short I am a...

Jan 20, 2020 : Logan Nigh
Pre-Trail Depression: A Victim of the New PCT Permitting System

Pre-Trail Depression: A Victim of the New PCT Permitting System

Every morning begins with a sudden shock; a quick snap to a nonstop rapid fire cycle of thoughts surrounding the actualization of my longtime dream of thru-hiking of the Pacific...

Jan 6, 2020 : Logan Nigh
Wind River My Route

Wind River My Route

“I found the perfect hike,” Cricket sent in a text along with a link to a video. “It’s called Wind River High Route (WRHR), roughly 80 miles, there will be...

Sep 26, 2019 : Peanut
Reflecting on Washington

Reflecting on Washington

As I sit in this cafe attached to the hostel I’m staying at in Portland, I’m crunching on a toasted everything bagel, sipping my black coffee, and the Chili Peppers...

Jul 27, 2019 : Alex
The Impractical Practical Guide to Thru-Hike Preparations

The Impractical Practical Guide to Thru-Hike Preparations

Your ten-pound base gear is packed, abs are ripped, and your bank account balance is your best friend. Even if the stars aligned and all these fantasies were reality, the...

Jan 25, 2019 : Jacob Woods
What Does It Take to Successfully Thru-Hike?

What Does It Take to Successfully Thru-Hike?

Salt Lake City, Jan. 21, 2019: What does it take to successfully thru-hike? From my perspective, there are three key factors that contribute to the completion of a thru-hike. The...

Jan 21, 2019 : Caroline "Earthcake"
New Year, Who Dis?

New Year, Who Dis?

If you subscribe to the concept of the linear passing of time, then you probably just celebrated the completion of another year of counting days on earth. I've been a...

Jan 3, 2019 : Christine
Hiker Hopscotch: Making a New Plan

Hiker Hopscotch: Making a New Plan

I don’t know if a thru-hike ever turns out to be what the hiker imagines it will be. Sometimes (most times?) it’s a more amazing adventure than the mind can...

Aug 22, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
From One Classroom to Another – Education on the Trail

From One Classroom to Another – Education on the Trail

April 10 was the last day of classes at Mount Allison University in a small New Brunswick town called Sackville, my mind was in two places at once, I needed...

Apr 27, 2018 : Robert Gallant