post trail depression

Just because you’ve left the trail doesn’t mean the trail has left you

Just because you’ve left the trail doesn’t mean the trail has left you

It's the time of year when many of us past thru hikers are coming upon our "trail-aversary."  Maybe it has already come and gone as mine has, maybe it's just...

Apr 12, 2017 : Bookie
“I Am Back Where I Belong But Still Decelerating.”

“I Am Back Where I Belong But Still Decelerating.”

Prologue I've been home for more than a few weeks now—restarting my Y membership, resuming yoga classes, our Wednesday date night. Returning to work. I ended up paddling and portaging...

Oct 25, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Dealing With Post-Trail Depression

Thru-Hikers’ Advice for Dealing With Post-Trail Depression

This is probably you: The elated hiker who has never been happier or more proud than when you saw that sign emerging from wind-whipped clouds after that epic five-mile climb. You touch it, trace...

Oct 9, 2016 : The Editors
How to Fight Through On Trail and Post Trail Depression

How to Fight Through On Trail and Post Trail Depression

With the passing of Robin Williams this month, depression has been on my mind. I wrote specifically about this death here, but I’d like to explore the connection between depression...

Aug 28, 2014 : Caitlyn Cleary