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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
460 Miles on Foot Through Portugal

460 Miles on Foot Through Portugal

From the Algarve’s beautiful beaches, to the mountains of Centro, through the rural Alentejo and the trails of the     In Alentejo, we discovered two beautiful Natural Reserves, the...

Apr 2, 2018 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Embracing My Crazy

Embracing My Crazy

To go or not to go… Since I made the decision to hike the A.T. my inner world has been quite the roller-coaster ride. I’ve been a royal flip-flopper of...

Mar 26, 2018 : Guest Post
When You’re Going Through Mosquito Hell, Keep Going

When You’re Going Through Mosquito Hell, Keep Going

The mosquitos got bad around Christie Springs, just after Ashland, Oregon. Actually, that’s not accurate. They got bad around Hyatt Lake campground. They got biblical around Christie

Mar 21, 2018 : Paul Barach
I Forgot My Pants on the Appalachian Trail

I Forgot My Pants on the Appalachian Trail

Yup, I forgot my pants on the first day of my Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Feb. 28, 2018 My dad, sister, and boyfriend drove me to the trailhead to meet my...

Mar 5, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Stories From the Trail Episode 5: Getting Geared Up

Stories From the Trail Episode 5: Getting Geared Up

Another episode is out! In preparation for his first overnight hike, Daniel calls into the show from REI. If you've ever wanted to virtually help a new hiker select their...

Feb 25, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Push, Fall, Rise, Repeat: My 10 Days and 69.3 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

Push, Fall, Rise, Repeat: My 10 Days and 69.3 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

"Push, rise, fall, repeat." That mantra has gotten me over quite a few hurdles in my recent life, including finding out that I needed to get my gallbladder removed ten...

Feb 4, 2018 : Kristin
Faith Is a Step Toward Your Dreams

Faith Is a Step Toward Your Dreams

Thank you for joining me on my adventure of a lifetime. As I prepare to hike the 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, I hope that every step will not...

Jan 27, 2018 : Khalil Karl
Never Say Never: Everyone Has Reasons to Thru-Hike

Never Say Never: Everyone Has Reasons to Thru-Hike

For my birthday last July, my go-to adventure gal and I hiked a section of the Appalachian Trail in the Smokies. It was the definition of a perfect backpacking trip....

Jan 26, 2018 : Taylor Key