Long distance hiking

Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Rocksylvania, you're more like Rainsylvania. Pennsylvania had been looming in the future of this historic trail, having a reputation for being the most challenging state for many reasons. As

Aug 6, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Stories From The Trail Ep. 14: Halfway There with Turnaround

Stories From The Trail Ep. 14: Halfway There with Turnaround

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Jul 26, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Sunrise, Ice Cream, Swimming: Two Days on Trail

Sunrise, Ice Cream, Swimming: Two Days on Trail

Hiking the AT can be tough. Ya know, living out in the woods with minimal responsibilities and not much to do each day but walk. Thought I would share what...

Jul 21, 2018 : Christopher Keys
You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

"You're going by yourself?" That was the question I got most frequently when I began telling people I was going to hike the Appalachian Trail. I had a multitude of...

Jul 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Week One in Colorado: Coming Home to the Trail

Week One in Colorado: Coming Home to the Trail

It’s amazing how easily it is to return to the trail. Even though I had never stepped foot in Colorado before this week, as soon as I started walking I...

Jul 8, 2018 : Caitlin Doak
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