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Giggles’ Gear Modifications and Tips for a Thru-Hike That Starts Tomorrow or Is Still in Your Dreams

Giggles’ Gear Modifications and Tips for a Thru-Hike That Starts Tomorrow or Is Still in Your Dreams

Everyone has their own way of doing things on a thru-hike, whether it is how they attach their umbrella to their pack, when they take a break for dinner, or...

Mar 7, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
The Truest Things about Hiking the PCT

The Truest Things about Hiking the PCT

I have been struggling with what to write after getting back from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.  Not for lack of things to say, but rather out of...

Feb 12, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
Question: Why am I hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Question: Why am I hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Hello, friends! Recently, I have had many people ask the question, "Why are you going to hike the Appalachian Trail?"This question is usually followed by the mention of a couple...

Jan 7, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Whats Your PCT Price?

Whats Your PCT Price?

I’m not going to put a price on my PCT hike. However, I'm aiming to spend as little as possible while hiking the PCT.  When I type into google "What...

Dec 6, 2017 : Olympia
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
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
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
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 15

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 15

Bemis Mountain It was a freezing morning breaking down camp at Unnamed Gap. I was less than thrilled that the dull pain in my right leg that I had been...

Sep 26, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 14

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 14

Last Dance in Gorham We hitched back to Gorham to resupply and ended up back at Mr. Pizza for beer. The solar eclipse had everyone worked up according to the...

Sep 3, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 13

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 13

Many Views and Land O' Lakes The Whites continue to impress! After scoring some trail magic at Crawford Notch, we were stunned by Webster Cliffs' many views. We climbed Mt....

Aug 29, 2017 : Stubbs