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Week Six: Thomas Knob Misadventures

Week Six: Thomas Knob Misadventures

Day 36: 19.7 We started off the morning climbing over a big ole hump. I wasn't in the mood for a morning climb so I tried to tune it out...

Oct 26, 2019 : Melissa
Over the Hump!

Over the Hump!

We conquer the last of the difficult terrain, summit mountains in thunderstorms, and enjoy a cabin in the woods by ourselves!

Aug 10, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
Crushing Mount Mansfield and Bolton

Crushing Mount Mansfield and Bolton

Beginning the final stretch of difficult mountains on the Long Trail, we crush Mansfield and suffer some injuries.

Aug 4, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

Hello, folks! Furiosa (or Fury) here, bringing you a rewind and reflection of Trail Days 2019 in Damascus, VA. I had the pleasure of working with the gang at The...

Jun 6, 2019 : Amber Redfield
Prof on the PCT: The Cold Wet Desert

Prof on the PCT: The Cold Wet Desert

Hey everybody! It is the morning of day 25 out here on the trail, and I've finally found a little time to write something. I'll run through a quick overview...

May 28, 2019 : Carl Stanfield
Mountains and Magic: Contemplations and Introspection

Mountains and Magic: Contemplations and Introspection

Out of Town and Up the Mountain It was fairly difficult leaving Wrightwood, CA. Two nights of big meals and relaxation are sure to make you lazy. I finally got...

May 22, 2019 : Benjamin Martin
It’s the Final Countdown, and I’ve Never Felt Less Prepared

It’s the Final Countdown, and I’ve Never Felt Less Prepared

instagram: @MCZonthePCT I’ve been putting off writing this "preparation" post. I’m still actively putting it off as I sit here on my parents' couch, staring at the jagged remains of...

Mar 30, 2019 : MC
Depression, Surgeries, and Regeneration

Depression, Surgeries, and Regeneration

Well hello there, Trek folk! I must say, it has been over a year since I last updated this blog. I feel guilty about letting it go to the wayside,...

Feb 26, 2019 : Amber Redfield
The Case for Being Frugal on Trail

The Case for Being Frugal on Trail

Obviously, I’m not encouraging stealing—just taking advantage of free things when you find them. In a word—resourcefulness. Being resourceful will be your friend when saving for your thru-hike,

Jan 11, 2019 : Elise Ott
Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Over 2,190 miles of coiled roots, sharp rocks, loose gravel, thick mud, slick leaves, snow past my knees, sheets of ice, wobbly wooden boards, river fords, and seemingly never-ending climbs...

Dec 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler