inspiration

SOBO Hike Planning with a Dog (what the @*#% am I doing?)

SOBO Hike Planning with a Dog (what the @*#% am I doing?)

Hiking the trail has been a slow migrating thought process for a bit now. The dream lives in all of us, until we can finally exclaim"I'm hiking the AT!" Then...

Apr 16, 2017 : Katie Doane
I have Fears

I have Fears

The happiest I've ever been is a moment I can place. I was in India. We had spent the day walking around town, not really doing anything in particular, eating...

Mar 31, 2017 : Amber Kostka
Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

  Leave No Trace to me means respecting nature as if it were a holy site. Hi, everyone. My name is Jeremy. You can call me the "Barefoot" Hiker. This...

Mar 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
A Trek With A Purpose: To Spread the Magic Beyond the AT

A Trek With A Purpose: To Spread the Magic Beyond the AT

My first ever time receiving trail magic was also on my first failed shakedown hike. I got a late start on my first day, did not stop for water, hiked too...

Mar 13, 2017 : Ashley Hill
A Privileged Walk

A Privileged Walk

Hola friends y Familia, For those who don’t know me, my name is Maricruz Mosqueda. I was born in Zacatecas, Mexico but grew up in Colorado. The proud daughter of...

Mar 10, 2017 : Maricruz Mosqueda
Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home Two months ago, if you told me I'd change my plan of thru-hiking the AT to section hiking, deliberately, I wouldn't believe...

Feb 24, 2017 : Kristin
The AT Experience

The AT Experience

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL LENGTH DOCUMENTARY In 2014 I was working at a hospital in Key West Florida witnessing people dying on a regular basis. It made me...

Feb 16, 2017 : Reptar
Your Winter Inspiration For the Day: Meet Peter Freuchen

Your Winter Inspiration For the Day: Meet Peter Freuchen

What’s the coldest night you’ve ever spent? For me, the answer is easy: on the shore of Chicken Spring Lake on the Pacific Crest Trail. At a shade above 11,000...

Jan 30, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
7 Reasons Thru-Hikes Fail, and How to Help Prevent Defeat

7 Reasons Thru-Hikes Fail, and How to Help Prevent Defeat

There are numerous reasons why people quit their thru-hike, and some of them are preventable. Here are several examples of reasons why people fail their thru hike attempt and how...

Jan 17, 2017 : Stubbs
10 Motivational Quotes from the Pacific Crest Trail

10 Motivational Quotes from the Pacific Crest Trail

Not every day on the Pacific Crest Trail is easy. Some days you will be uncomfortable, tired, in pain, dehydrated, freezing cold or just plain bored. You will of course...

Jan 12, 2017 : Charlie Knight