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Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Ore-Gone But Not Forgotten: Skipping Around Fires and my 50 Mile Day

Well, that's depressing. I just calculated how many miles I've actually hiked versus how many I have had to skip (below). While I knew the general ballpark it's painful to...

Aug 29, 2021 : Ellie B.
My walk through Washington

My walk through Washington

As a semi-recent college graduate with two degrees, one in the natural sciences and one in the humanities, I figured I would present my experience walking through Washington state on...

Aug 4, 2021 : Rachel Crafford
Views and Bugs: Northern Washington in a Nutshell

Views and Bugs: Northern Washington in a Nutshell

Here we are nearly two weeks into this grand adventure, and it already feels like too much has happened to recap! I'm currently taking my first zero day (day off...

Jul 30, 2021 : Ellie B.
Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Gratitude on the Pacific Crest Trail

Today, I am sitting in Portland in a cushy Marriot waiting for the bleach on my scalp to do its job so I can go purple again. I asked the...

Jul 26, 2021 : Logan Roark
T-Minus 10 weeks…

T-Minus 10 weeks…

I realize 10 weeks is still 2.5 months away, but as the end of spring nears and the start of the summer looms, my flight to Seattle will be here...

May 10, 2021 : Janine
Hi! My name is Janine, and here are a few reasons to follow my PCT SOBO journey…

Hi! My name is Janine, and here are a few reasons to follow my PCT SOBO journey…

5 good reasons to follow Janine on her SOBO Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) journey.

Mar 1, 2021 : Janine
SOBO Gear List Part One: My Big Three

SOBO Gear List Part One: My Big Three

Are you even going on a thru-hike if you don’t post a gear list? And how will I know what gear other people hate if I don’t put it on the...

May 28, 2019 : Christopher Johnson
My Fear of Hypothermia and the Rain

My Fear of Hypothermia and the Rain

Cold rain scares me more than anything else on the trail. We've had more than our share in the last week. Staying Dry in Heavy Rain It's not possible! My...

Nov 15, 2018 : K M
Backpacks and Gear: REI doesn’t know everything about gear

Backpacks and Gear: REI doesn’t know everything about gear

Before I successfully did a Southbound thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, I as most people bought plethora of gear at REI. For many of us hikers, gear is like...

Feb 24, 2017 : Clayton Barker
First Piece of Gear, Yay!

First Piece of Gear, Yay!

I got my first piece of gear today!! So exciting! ^_^ Since I'm still obviously gear hunting, I won't delve into much other than sleeping bag and comfort. So, I...

Sep 7, 2016 : Adeline