Long distance hiking

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

As aspiring thru hikers, it can be daunting, even intimidating, to think about the gear needed to walk 2,190 miles. We are here to say, stop stressing because you can...

Nov 6, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
No Ragrets!

No Ragrets!

We Here is a great article how to focus in and maybe trim some ounces for those that are ultralight. For us, we went for comfort in this area, which...

Oct 29, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Outdoor Gear Lab has a great article on some of the mainstream backpacking tents. There are also companies such as Hyperlite who make them to order according to custom specifications...

Oct 22, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
In Hindsight

In Hindsight

In our Upper Goose Pond Cabin that are free to stay and if planned right, could be a great day off in the woods. In our entire 200+ days on...

Oct 16, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 18

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 18

Last Day in the 100 Mile Wilderness There was a beautiful sunrise over Jo-Mary Lake before I got my day started. We planned on hiking to 22 miles, so I...

Oct 15, 2017 : Stubbs
On Finishing

On Finishing

We did it! We hiked 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine. Remember that time when two people who never backpacked before and really had no idea what they were doing...

Oct 12, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
How Hiking is Like a Meditation Retreat (And How It’s Not)

How Hiking is Like a Meditation Retreat (And How It’s Not)

I just got back from a profound and excruciating 10-day silent retreat hosted by the 2016 Appalachian Trail flip-flop through-hike was surprisingly similar to the meditation retreat. So, I

Oct 11, 2017 : Janel Healy
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 17

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 17

The 100 Mile Wilderness We enjoyed an extremely delicious breakfast at Shaw's Hiker Hostel in Monson, ME. Some of us were on a schedule to summit, but I think I...

Oct 4, 2017 : Stubbs
2018: AT Part II

2018: AT Part II

  Hello everyone, Furiosa here again with my final update on my 2017 AT attempt... it's a bust. My knee is just not ready, and I'm awaiting surgery sometime in...

Oct 1, 2017 : Amber Redfield
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 16

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 16

Hobbling Around Maine There was a Junco with a defective leg that would hop around the Little Bigelow Lean-to which I kept feeding. I guess it's just the old lady...

Sep 30, 2017 : Stubbs