Long distance hiking

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 8

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 8

500th Mile and Mass on Sunday We left Jesse a thank you note for letting us stay at his place in Salisbury, gave Chance the dog some love, then headed...

Jul 24, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 7

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 7

Destination: Pharmacy The antihistamines I took overnight helped prevent further swelling, but I still had a cankle. We passed by Shenandoah Mountain which was painted with a 911 Memorial Flag,...

Jul 21, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 6

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 6

New Jersey to New York and July 4th The next day was short, but we finally got to see some bears. After hearing about how many bears are in New...

Jul 17, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 5

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 5

I'm Finally Back I'm back on the trail after 8 weeks recovering from a case of "granny bones" (I got a stress fracture in my lower right tibia). To be...

Jul 8, 2017 : Stubbs
Book Review: Thru and Back Again

Book Review: Thru and Back Again

4,600 Miles The longest of America's National Scenic Trails runs 4,600 miles through the North Woods of North Dakota to the High Peaks of New York. Although the Andrew Skurka...

Jun 9, 2017 : Caet Cash
Trail So White- Why The Trail Needs More Diversity

Trail So White- Why The Trail Needs More Diversity

The trail is teeming with diversity. It's a very diverse group of white men. White men from all over with all different backgrounds and stories. But they are white, white,...

Jun 7, 2017 : Leah
Rethinking How to Hike My Own Hike–There Will Be Consequences

Rethinking How to Hike My Own Hike–There Will Be Consequences

For the record, Virginia...not flat, not easy. I was 360.8 miles in to my flip-flop thru hike and looking forward immensely to a zero at the Quality Inn in Waynesboro,...

Jun 7, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
The Good, the Bad, and the Muddy

The Good, the Bad, and the Muddy

The fates are conspiring against us. Or maybe I should say they're conspiring for us, because oddly enough, every time we decide we're fed up with this hike and decide to...

May 31, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Hiking Amnesia: Impressions from a Mid-Trek Break

Hiking Amnesia: Impressions from a Mid-Trek Break

Thru-hiking is a lot like childbirth.  The minute it’s over you forget the pain, you forget the misery of scaling mountains with a heavy pack strapped to your back.  You...

May 17, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Porcupines, Cookies, and Other Unexpected Adventures

Porcupines, Cookies, and Other Unexpected Adventures

I mentioned in my last post that on the  Appalachian Trail nothing seems to go as planned. Every week is full of surprises -- some funny, some wonderful, and some...

May 15, 2017 : Gail Barrett