mental health

Post-Trail Depression 2018; Plans for a Better 2020

Post-Trail Depression 2018; Plans for a Better 2020

I can only guess what post-trail depression feels like for those who complete their hike. What I do know is that a premature end to my hike in 2018 definitely...

Dec 11, 2019 : Gracetopher Kirk
Hiking Home: Mental Health and Why I Hike

Hiking Home: Mental Health and Why I Hike

Bipolar Hiker finds healing and a bit of humor on trail.

Oct 3, 2019 : Shannon Quadres
The Psychological Impact of a Thru-Hike on Children and Adolescents

The Psychological Impact of a Thru-Hike on Children and Adolescents

When considering the most difficult part of a long-distance hike, many thru-hikers cite the mental game. The physical challenges are undeniable, however, those thru-hikers who choose to leave the

Jun 8, 2018 : Scott Durkin
On the Path to Healing & Hiking for Mental Health

On the Path to Healing & Hiking for Mental Health

My battle with depression, hiking to heal, and hiking with a purpose.

Jan 31, 2017 : Stubbs
A Glimpse Into The Mind Of A Future Thru-Hiker (Part 2)

A Glimpse Into The Mind Of A Future Thru-Hiker (Part 2)

( I tried to keep my first post comical and lighthearted but things are different now. Reality is really starting to hit hard. I have 4 months until my desired departure...

Nov 25, 2016 : Vermont
I’m Hiking Because…

I’m Hiking Because…

Exploring the many reasons why so many people decide to pursue a thru hike or a long distance section hike.

Oct 4, 2016 : Stubbs
The Trail Towards Mental Health

The Trail Towards Mental Health

Four years ago I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 2, at the age of 35. I was perpetually at the whim of my emotions, which often cycled drastically in the...

Dec 16, 2015 : Amy Bee
Amended “Why I’m Hiking PCT” A.K.A. Why I Am Already Free, TYVM

Amended “Why I’m Hiking PCT” A.K.A. Why I Am Already Free, TYVM

So, in conclusion, Readers, I need to revise my “Why I’m doing the PCT” declaration. Oh, most of it is still true, but I am no longer doing it for...

Nov 22, 2015 : Amy Bee
Getting your rows in a duck! short list of pre-trail reminders

Getting your rows in a duck! short list of pre-trail reminders

Start getting comfortable with being uncomfortable Its crunch time! Saving money and working overtime might be your life at the moment, but in months or weeks (depending on when you...

Jan 2, 2015 : Wolfgang
HIKE For Mental Health

HIKE For Mental Health

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of accompanying HIKE for Mental Health on an awareness hike up Mount Washington. Money was raised, fun was had. Check out the video...

Aug 19, 2014 : Kori Feener