mental health

On the Path to Healing & Hiking for Mental Health

On the Path to Healing & Hiking for Mental Health

I’m sure to most of you it is a no brainer that there are some physical health benefits to hiking. It can help you control your weight, blood pressure and...

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…

I’m sure upon mentioning to friends and family about your decision to attempt a thru hike (or even a long distance section hike), or simply uttering that it’s something you’re...

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

Dear Readers: Four years ago, at age 35, I was diagnosed with a few fun mental disorders: Bipolar 2, Borderline Personality and Major Depressive. This wasn’t a surprise to me;...

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