The Great Trail

Unexpected Responses: How Can Anyone Hate This?

Unexpected Responses: How Can Anyone Hate This?

There you are---you have just summited Mount Katahdin, finishing your AT trek, or you have concluded your PCT on the Canadian border, or reached the Cathedral in Santiago---and you Instagram...

Mar 11, 2019 : Sonya
So, Are You a Real Hiker?  Are You an Authentic Pilgrim?

So, Are You a Real Hiker? Are You an Authentic Pilgrim?

Are you a Real Hiker?  Some version of these questions has been raised before, during, or after every longer hike we've done.   Sometimes it takes the form of jokes told...

Feb 26, 2019 : Sonya
What Hiking for a Cause Changes in your Preparations

What Hiking for a Cause Changes in your Preparations

Some free spirits embark on thru-hikes with very little preparation and somehow miraculously make it to the end in perfect health and happiness. For the rest of us, the months...

Feb 22, 2019 : Sonya