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What it’s Like to Leave a Loved One Behind to Hike the PCT

What it’s Like to Leave a Loved One Behind to Hike the PCT

A week away from the beginning of my Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, the southern terminus and the California desert were the furthest things from my mind. I’d thought of little...

Feb 10, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
Home Sweet New York City

Home Sweet New York City

It’s true what they say: Being a writer in New York is difficult. Actually, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever half-ass attempted and if you ask creative New Yorkers, they’ll...

Aug 1, 2016 : Lauren Hafley
How to Land a Hiker Babe

How to Land a Hiker Babe

Hiker babes are a fickle mistress. They are a babe of a different breed but like all babes, they can be swooned. The most important thing you, active pursuer of...

Apr 11, 2015 : Chris LeBlanc
The Art of Pink Blazing

The Art of Pink Blazing

Pink blazing is Appalachian Trail slang. White blazes mark the trail; pink blazing follows the trail to sexy hiker ladies and gentlemen, or both. I explained pink blazing to a...

Nov 28, 2014 : Cynthia Stewart