Long distance hiking

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 2

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 2

Leaving Franklin We got one last round of pancakes and bacon before checking out and heading to Haven's Budget Inn to get a shuttle back to the trail. Mr. Ron...

Apr 16, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 1

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 1

  The Approach Trail to Stover Creek After a foggy hike to Springer along the Approach Trail with my husband, Frisbee, and our friend, currently known as Panda who is...

Apr 7, 2017 : Stubbs
Last Minute Advice for PCT Thru Hikers

Last Minute Advice for PCT Thru Hikers

A thru hike is a once in a lifetime experience. It's special. It's a break from the normalcy of city life - an opportunity to find your soul and enjoy...

Mar 26, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan
Digital media on the trail, part 1

Digital media on the trail, part 1

Bored-nothing to do: 9 subscriptions to consider So you’ve made the leap - you’re thru-hiking (or maybe you’re hiking a section). The call of the wild and the woods was...

Mar 24, 2017 : Aubri Drake
Conquering the Demons—Let’s Talk about Ticks

Conquering the Demons—Let’s Talk about Ticks

Ugh…grossest thing ever. Last year I found a Raisinette on the floor.  "Hunh, that’s weird," I thought.  "We don’t eat Raisinettes here." You know the punchline, right?   A disgusting,

Mar 15, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Base Weight Breakdown

Base Weight Breakdown

PCT Permit Start Date: May 4, 2017 Below is our current base weights (excluding water, food, trekking poles and the clothes on our backs). JAKE       Item  Weight (g)...

Feb 22, 2017 : Christina Rose
Why I’m Not “Thru-Hiking” The AT

Why I’m Not “Thru-Hiking” The AT

Ask my mom. Ask my ex-boyfriend. Heck, ask the regular cashier at Dunkin Donuts about that time they thought they were out of Mocha Swirl. I am a competitive, stubborn...

Feb 7, 2017 : Tasia Kellogg
Sittin’ on G waitin’ on O

Sittin’ on G waitin’ on O

Well, the last few months have been chaos for my wife and I, but I figured this post was past due and I needed to carve out some time to...

Feb 2, 2017 : Justin and Wella Jay
Before I get to the AT, Let me Tempt you With this Stunning European Trail!

Before I get to the AT, Let me Tempt you With this Stunning European Trail!

WELCOME TO MY FIRST POST! I'm excited that you're joining me as I start this big adventure.  Hiking the full length of the AT will certainly be a challenge.  But add to that,...

Jan 27, 2017 : Ruth Morley
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