Long distance hiking

The North Country National Scenic Trail Extension Plan

The North Country National Scenic Trail Extension Plan

The expansion of the The expansion of the North Country National Scenic Trail is slowly but surely turning into a reality. Where Will the North Country Trail Connect? The authorization...

Jun 14, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Rocks, Rock, and Rain Through Virginia

Rocks, Rock, and Rain Through Virginia

Howdy! Once again, long time, no blog. I have fallen far, far behind on not only this but also journaling every night. Just having tooo good of a time! I...

Jun 9, 2018 : Christopher Keys
To Err is Human. To Err Again Is… Slackpacking?

To Err is Human. To Err Again Is… Slackpacking?

When a hiker we met recently claimed she’d mastered the art of slackpacking, I inwardly scoffed. How hard can slackpacking be? You pack up some water and food, grab your...

May 31, 2018 : Gail Barrett
Following a Backcountry Path of Addiction Recovery

Following a Backcountry Path of Addiction Recovery

For a long time I was convinced my life would be limited to a drug-fueled furnace of destruction and despair. The self-sabotaging  behaviors and actions walked me down a road...

May 3, 2018 : Adam Tocco
Be Stubborn: Advice from a Two-Time Thru-Hiker

Be Stubborn: Advice from a Two-Time Thru-Hiker

"Be stubborn," said the two-time AT thru-hiker I ran into at Cloudland Canyon's south rim during my final shakedown hike. It felt like strange advice coming from the owner of...

Apr 11, 2018 : Rachel Poole
A 70-Mile Section Hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail: Long Distance Hiking in San Francisco’s Backyard

A 70-Mile Section Hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail: Long Distance Hiking in San Francisco’s Backyard

Training to hike the Meeting the trail I began my hike climbing a hill from Sneath Lane in the unique darkness of the lunar eclipse. I hiked quickly, hoping to...

Apr 3, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
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
A Slow Revolution: Finding Connectedness on the Trail

A Slow Revolution: Finding Connectedness on the Trail

When you’re preparing for a long-distance hike where you’ll be walking at two to three miles per hour, you begin a slow revolution in your life and the lives of...

Mar 28, 2018 : Dami Roelse
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 : Gwen Nitya
The Sum of My Life On My Back

The Sum of My Life On My Back

A few years back, after one of my backpacking trips out west with the bro and pops, I went to the local REI to check out some gear. While I...

Mar 20, 2018 : Christopher Keys