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Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

I wake up in my room, surrounded by four walls and my black cat walking over my down comforter. The air conditioning is cool and my bed is soft. This...

Jun 16, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Thoughts From the Trail Via Some Audio Clips

Thoughts From the Trail Via Some Audio Clips

Hey humans out there! Well, I've made it to mile 700-plus of the PCT. Walking around 20 miles a day, I have a lot of time for reflection, thinking, zoning...

Jun 8, 2018 : Olympia
“Bro Culture” and the Thru-Hiking Community

“Bro Culture” and the Thru-Hiking Community

There’s been a lot of talk recently about "bro culture" on long trails and in the outdoor community in general. Last week, I experienced it firsthand on the Pacific Crest...

May 14, 2018 : Janel Healy
Balancing Caution and Bravery: The Sunrise Summit of a Snow-Coated Mt. Whitney

Balancing Caution and Bravery: The Sunrise Summit of a Snow-Coated Mt. Whitney

Upon entering the Sierra in 2017, I was greeted with snow.  Snow that made every peak look more dramatic and all the valleys beautiful.  Snow that made me learn to...

Apr 28, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
I Got This!

I Got This!

The Data April 4-17 Day one to 15 Campo to Idyllwild Mile 0 to 179.4 Km 0 to 288.7 One zero A few neros The Story It seems fitting that...

Apr 19, 2018 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
A 70-Mile Section Hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail: Long Distance Hiking in San Francisco’s Backyard

A 70-Mile Section Hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail: Long Distance Hiking in San Francisco’s Backyard

Training to hike the Meeting the trail I began my hike climbing a hill from Sneath Lane in the unique darkness of the lunar eclipse. I hiked quickly, hoping to...

Apr 3, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

I walked around the curving bend that snuck over the side of a mountain to see my AT partner, Lindsey (trail name: Dorothy), waiting for me at the North Carolina...

Apr 2, 2018 : Ashley Manning
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
Raider’s Closet: Women’s SOBO Hiking Clothing

Raider’s Closet: Women’s SOBO Hiking Clothing

There was a dark time before the trail. The glow of a little screen late into the night. An iPhone placed on a table, only to be quickly snatched back...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider