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Stories From the Trail: Tough Girl Challenges with Sarah Williams

Stories From the Trail: Tough Girl Challenges with Sarah Williams

File this one under "Inspirational"! Sarah Williams is not only a veteran outdoor adventurer and world traveler, she has spent the past few years curating HUNDREDS of hours of conversation...

Jul 29, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Four Hitchhiking Scares and What You Can Do to Stay Safe

Four Hitchhiking Scares and What You Can Do to Stay Safe

Like it or not hitchhiking is a part of trail life. Most of the time hitching is easy, people are kind, and the ride is uneventful. Trail towns know the...

Apr 11, 2019 : Leah
To All Those Who Have Doubted Before

To All Those Who Have Doubted Before

As my start date to hike the Appalachian Trail quickly approaches, my head is swarming with worry, fear, and anxiety of the unknown and what is to come. Of course...

Jan 12, 2019 : Elena Alves
Being a Woman and Hiking Alone

Being a Woman and Hiking Alone

Today is International Women's Day and it seems fitting that I write about something that has been on my mind for some time now: what it feels like to be...

Mar 8, 2018 : Rebecca
7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 More Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

Last year, I wrote an article about seven incredibly influential women who hiked the Appalachian Trail. The list was hardly all-inclusive.

Nov 16, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

Let's give some recognition to the women - both historic and modern - who turned their backs to the naysayers, put on their best hiking shoes, and climbed over 2,000...

Dec 30, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
How to Survive a Thunderstorm on the Trail

How to Survive a Thunderstorm on the Trail

PCT mile 1076.65. Carson Pass Hwy 88, Northern California, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, late September. After a great lunch outside the ranger station, the rangers on duty warn me about...

Mar 25, 2015 : Viola Murgia
Ladies, How Can We Empower More Women To Join The Backpacking Scene?

Ladies, How Can We Empower More Women To Join The Backpacking Scene?

Ladies, How Can We Empower More Women To Join The Backpacking Scene? As Beyonce would say, “GIRLS, we run the world.” Unfortunately, we don’t run the Appalachian Trail. Backpacking is...

Feb 5, 2015 : Jessica Georgia
Tony Robbins Fire Walking, and My Lists Are Public!

Tony Robbins Fire Walking, and My Lists Are Public!

Tony Robbins Fire Walking & My Lists Are Public!

Jan 22, 2015 : Jessica Georgia