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What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

  Hi, everyone. Due to the outpouring of new stories and feedback from the community, I have gone ahead and included as many more fun and interesting trail name stories in...

Mar 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The One Short Story Every Thru-Hiker Should Read

The One Short Story Every Thru-Hiker Should Read

More than a little ink has been spilled in praise of the outdoors over the years. For millennia, people have tried to capture the relationship between the human spirit and...

Feb 20, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
Thru Hike Story Time

Thru Hike Story Time

The entertainment of choice for Backtrack’s birthday was a storm brewing in the distance. The clouds were full of lightning and along with Michelangelo and Finch we sat watching with...

Apr 5, 2016 : Sara Douma
I Just Called To Say I Love You

I Just Called To Say I Love You

Mile 10.4 Horse Gap, Georgia Horse Gap isn’t an ideal campsite, the clearing we chose is on quite a slope. There is a forest road pretty close that apparently gets...

Mar 10, 2016 : Digger
Looking at My Feet

Looking at My Feet

Looking for a bed I lost my way, or rather, my mind wasn't right when I regrouped the trail again. Seeking, seeking, I'm always seeking for creature comforts. But, more...

Aug 18, 2015 : C.M. Pagels