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Just Taking a Vacation

Just Taking a Vacation

Going out for a section three years after an aborted thru-hike attempt

Jul 5, 2019 : Notebook
Shaking It Down in AT Prep Town: Part Three

Shaking It Down in AT Prep Town: Part Three

Finally, the third and last chapter in my blog mini-series about our shakedown hikes over the past year or so!

Apr 8, 2019 : Kira Foxfeet Cotter
8 Reasons to Section Hike a Long Trail

8 Reasons to Section Hike a Long Trail

Being able to thru-hike a long trail is a dream come true. But not everyone has the resources to embark on such a large-scale adventure. Instead of giving up on...

Jan 31, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
How to Section Hike Virginia II: Pearisburg to Daleville

How to Section Hike Virginia II: Pearisburg to Daleville

Section Hiking Virginia on the Appalachian Trail Pearisburg to Daleville At-a-Glance Distance: 92 miles Terrain type: A mixture of ridge walking, woodlands, and farmland, with some major elevation

Aug 6, 2018 : Ken Nail
How to Section Hike Virginia: Damascus to Pearisburg

How to Section Hike Virginia: Damascus to Pearisburg

Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Virginia: The Southern Section At-a-Glance Distance: 166 miles Terrain type: A mixture of high mountain balds, woodlands, ridge walking, and

Jul 13, 2018 : Ken Nail
Planning a Section Hike of Massachusetts

Planning a Section Hike of Massachusetts

Hello to my three readers. (Hi, Mom!) I have something pretty exciting to announce. This late summer and early fall I am embarking on a section hike of the Massachusetts...

Apr 12, 2018 : emily sue
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 Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) last year, I walked up and around Twin Peaks in San Francisco. Blue trail signs dotted my route. I was immediately intrigued...

Apr 3, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
A List of Thoughts RE: First (and second!) Backpacking Trips

A List of Thoughts RE: First (and second!) Backpacking Trips

I have been struggling to write this post. Every time I sit down to put some thoughts together, I end up scrapping the draft and pushing the idea of continuing...

Aug 21, 2017 : emily sue
Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home Two months ago, if you told me I'd change my plan of thru-hiking the AT to section hiking, deliberately, I wouldn't believe...

Feb 24, 2017 : Kristin
Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

A funny look at the differences between Day Hikers, Section Hikers, and Thru Hikers.

Nov 8, 2016 : Stubbs