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Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc [Part II]

Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc [Part II]

Notes from the other side In the end, most things turned out as I’d raclette in Switzerland). If you want to see more pictures and my daily blog posts, you...

Aug 23, 2018 : Aubri Drake
Unencumbered: The Lure of a Life Without Limits

Unencumbered: The Lure of a Life Without Limits

Somewhere between the mountain of dirty laundry, scooping the stinky cat litter, and tackling yet another sink full of dirty dishes, it hit me: In less than three weeks, none...

Mar 13, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
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
Beyond Gear: A 36-Point Planning Checklist for Health, Home, and Finances

Beyond Gear: A 36-Point Planning Checklist for Health, Home, and Finances

It’s easy to think that getting the right gear is the key to a successful thru-hike. Building the ideal kit for your hiking style certainly does make your hike more...

Feb 6, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
Important Jobs Skills Gained While Planning a Thru-Hike

Important Jobs Skills Gained While Planning a Thru-Hike

Planning a multi-month backpacking trip is no joke. If you’re about to embark on a thru-hike, you know how much work it actually takes. Not surprisingly, it also develops some...

Apr 11, 2017 : Annette 'The Rainbow'
My ‘why:’ I am hiking this trail & not quitting

My ‘why:’ I am hiking this trail & not quitting

As I sit here writing this post I have a strong cup of coffee on my coffee table, it is lightly snowing outside, a cat sleeping next to me, and my Thru-Hike...

Oct 27, 2016 : Alli Huggins
Counting Calories Part I

Counting Calories Part I

Planning For Energy, Asking the Questions. As I prepare for the Superior Hiking Trail I find myself more anxious than ever thinking about my nutrition choices. A regular hiker can...

Aug 8, 2016 : Kmeg
Trail Grub

Trail Grub

Hiker hunger is legendary. After all, eating is one of the primary pleasures and legitimate needs of a person taking a 2,200-mile walk. As a rule, you can expect to...

Mar 11, 2016 : Notebook
“You’ll Find All Your Edges”

“You’ll Find All Your Edges”

It’s safe to say that people who embark on absurd undertakings are looking for a meaningful experience beyond the surface-level features of it. Of course you have to love the...

Mar 3, 2016 : Notebook
T-minus 100

T-minus 100

I am now less than 100 days away from putting my "normal" life on hold for six months. And by normal, I mean having more than one pair of skivvies...

Jan 9, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen