pre-trail

On Letting Go

On Letting Go

I believe I've always hated it, the act of going to town. The incessant noise. The smoky smell of exhaust. And why is everyone in such a hurry? The vacant...

Feb 27, 2017 : Ashley Hill
Pour Some Sugar On Me

Pour Some Sugar On Me

The days are getting shorter, the trees are rapidly being stripped of their leaves and all too soon, hiking trails here in Wisconsin will turn into powdery XC ski trails....

Nov 4, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
The Pre-Trail Blues

The Pre-Trail Blues

What about the feels before the trail? We've all heard about post-trail blues. Before we even start the trail, we come to expect and accept that we may hit a little post-trail...

Feb 20, 2015 : Michelle Hand
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
The Sacrifices Made for Long Distance Backpacking (And Why It’s Worth It)

The Sacrifices Made for Long Distance Backpacking (And Why It’s Worth It)

Let’s face it - living the life of your dreams is the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do.  To get to the point where you’re satisfied with your life,...

Nov 16, 2014 : Sprinkles
[Author Sneak Peek] Waiting on Spring: Your Pre-AT Thru-Hike Companion

[Author Sneak Peek] Waiting on Spring: Your Pre-AT Thru-Hike Companion

The thought of thru hiking the Appalachian Trail is exhilarating! No routines, living on the fringes of society, eating only junk food and yet some how becoming more and more...

Aug 21, 2014 : Carlie Gentry