SOBO

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Up the trail, the sun glimmered off an iridescent waist, rainbow reflections hitting the dirt path. Grown-out blonde hair tucked loosely into a bun. A stray stand comes loose in...

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
Raider’s Gear Review And Other Stories

Raider’s Gear Review And Other Stories

My fellow hiker trash, welcome! What lies before you is all the hiking gear I used to finish my 2017 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I've included, sizes, weights and ...

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

I had lost sight of a specific reason why I was hiking the Appalachian Trail. It was becoming so daunting that I couldn't even provide an answer to all that...

Dec 18, 2017 : Katie Doane
Badger’s PCT Tales: From a High Sierra Blizzard to an Outhouse Floor

Badger’s PCT Tales: From a High Sierra Blizzard to an Outhouse Floor

If there's one universal truth of mountain forecasts, it's that they're not to be trusted.  This is especially true for any predictions made more than 72 hours in the future....

Nov 17, 2017 : Zach
Hiking South for the Winter: A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Potential Nut-Case

Hiking South for the Winter: A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Potential Nut-Case

Origin of Insanity It's only crazy until it becomes a reality One year, seven months, and one day ago I went on my first backpacking trip for my 23rd birthday....

Sep 19, 2017 : Kelly Ann Baird
10 Myths for SOBO Thru-Hikers

10 Myths for SOBO Thru-Hikers

July 6th marked the beginning of my SOBO journey to Georgia, with the summit of Katahdin. I hit the mountain full of excitement and wonder, not only for the summit, but...

Jul 15, 2017 : Katie Doane
NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

With the days dwindling down this season and inclement weather looming over New England, has Barefoot Hiker thought enough about his options to finish this year?

Jul 9, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

I'm leaving for Seattle in three days.  If all goes according to plan, I will be back sometime around Halloween.  Below is my full PCT Gear List (minus consumables) during that time. For

Jul 7, 2017 : Zach
Respite

Respite

I like to think that part of the reason Zion is patria to me is its call to mindfulness. You know that delayed jolt of adrenaline you get when something...

Jul 2, 2017 : Kate Bradley
More Than A Hike

More Than A Hike

Hello, world. It's been a minute since I've spoken with you all via The Trek, but I wanted to come at you with some motivation for this lovely Monday. Or...

Apr 24, 2017 : Ashley Schellhase