Long distance hiking

The Great Trail – Halfway Through Our First Province at 450 km of a 24,000 km Trail

The Great Trail – Halfway Through Our First Province at 450 km of a 24,000 km Trail

Halfway through our first province on an adventure across Canada that is just beginning! It has been 22 days since we began our #hike4birds across Canada on the Great Trail...

Jun 24, 2019 : Sonya
The Great Trail – The first 225 km of a 24,000 km trail!

The Great Trail – The first 225 km of a 24,000 km trail!

Canada's Great Trail has no official starting points.  This is wonderful as the trail passes through 15,000 communities and has an eastern terminus, a western terminus and a northern terminus. ...

Jun 11, 2019 : Sonya
Mountains and Magic: Contemplations and Introspection

Mountains and Magic: Contemplations and Introspection

Out of Town and Up the Mountain It was fairly difficult leaving Wrightwood, CA. Two nights of big meals and relaxation are sure to make you lazy. I finally got...

May 22, 2019 : Benjamin Martin
Steph’s AT Hike, Days 21-25: Near Fontana Dam to Bluff Mtn

Steph’s AT Hike, Days 21-25: Near Fontana Dam to Bluff Mtn

Overview of days 21-25 of Steph’s Appalachian Trail hike, from near Fontana Dam to Bluff Mountain, NC.

May 11, 2019 : Steph D
Blogpost, Pt. I: Hiking to Feel at “Home”

Blogpost, Pt. I: Hiking to Feel at “Home”

Hi! Hello! Pearl here! This spring I am starting my northbound (NOBO) thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). My start date: April 24, 2019. I will be starting my second thru-hike....

Apr 21, 2019 : Pearl
Stories from the Trail: Second Chance Hiker

Stories from the Trail: Second Chance Hiker

Cory, aka "Second Chance Hiker" is trying to lose a whole lot more than that: 200 pounds. That's a whole person.

Apr 18, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Preparing for My Journey on the Appalachian Trail: Part I

Preparing for My Journey on the Appalachian Trail: Part I

Soon to be thru-hiker Steph Dawson introduces herself and discusses her upcoming hike, gear tests, and lightening up her pack load.

Mar 31, 2019 : Steph D
Things (Mostly Animals) I Hope to See While Hiking

Things (Mostly Animals) I Hope to See While Hiking

Appalachia and the Appalachian Mountains host some of the most interesting ecology and geology in the United States. Here I highlight five awesome things I hope to find/see/take a photo...

Mar 31, 2019 : Michael Lang
Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Taking on a great outdoor adventure like the Appalachian or Pacific Crest Trail means navigating a world of blog posts, YouTube channels, and gear lists that can make planning overwhelming....

Mar 22, 2019 : Effie Drew
I Said No: Some Ramblings on Pre-Trail Anxiety

I Said No: Some Ramblings on Pre-Trail Anxiety

I sit at dinner with one of my older sisters and my parents. I’ve become bad at conversing, for thoughts of the PCT have consumed all of my available headspace....

Mar 21, 2019 : Sam Cooper