shakedown hike

The AT Lead-up: Shakedowns, Saving Money, and Slaying Trolls

The AT Lead-up: Shakedowns, Saving Money, and Slaying Trolls

The lead-up to my Appalachian Trail departure is getting real, folks.   There's less than three months to go until my date with destiny at Amicalola on March 10.  There's...

Dec 16, 2017 : Jon Goff
Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Lessons Learned Alone in the Grand Canyon

Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Lessons Learned Alone in the Grand Canyon

As a child, I had a picture book chronicling the adventures of Donald Duck and his three nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, on a camping trip in the woods.  The...

Dec 8, 2017 : Ana
Learning by Doing in the Big Ditch: A Solo Trek of the Escalante Route

Learning by Doing in the Big Ditch: A Solo Trek of the Escalante Route

The Grand Canyon is the type of place that you can't understand or appreciate from a single vantage point.  In photos, it looks so vast that it's difficult to have...

Dec 6, 2017 : Ana
My First Back Packing Trip – The Plan and the Gear

My First Back Packing Trip – The Plan and the Gear

WHO: I am going on this trip with some members of Boston's AMC chapter as a part of their zpacks rain kilt. I am not artsy enough for these gear pictures...

May 31, 2017 : emily sue
Learning the Hard Way (Lessons from another not-so-successful shakedown hike)

Learning the Hard Way (Lessons from another not-so-successful shakedown hike)

Here in Maryland near South Mountain, we live in a little pocket of uncertain weather. Check half a dozen forecasts on any given day, and you'll get six wildly disparate...

Mar 8, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Shakin’ It Down in Illinois

Shakin’ It Down in Illinois

I know, I know, everyone else is posting about their awesome shakedown hikes, but stick with me here. My brother and I were supposed to have done our shakedown hike...

Nov 11, 2014 : Erin Tate