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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 Was the Name That Got Me…

It Was the Name That Got Me…

As we near the departure date (less than two months now!), working with great collaborators like Bird Studies Canada and Nature New Brunswick and gaining great support from Clif Bar...

Apr 6, 2019 : Sonya
Praise for the Trail Crews, Volunteers, and Trail Angels

Praise for the Trail Crews, Volunteers, and Trail Angels

As the hiking season gets into full swing with people already on the Triple Crown trails or the Discovery Trail in the United States, on the various Caminos and GR...

Mar 31, 2019 : Sonya
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: @Woman’s Solo Hiking Trip Shockingly Doesn’t Have To Do With Inner Journey Or Anything) but I’ve come up short, probably due in no small part to the fact that...

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
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
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
A Guide to Plus-Size Gear and Clothing for Backpacking

A Guide to Plus-Size Gear and Clothing for Backpacking

If you're anything like me (and the fact that you're reading this tells me you are), then you have had a hard time finding proper gear for backpacking and hiking. When...

Nov 21, 2018 : Ashley Manning
A Banana, a Pickle, and a Hot Dog Walk into the Grayson Highlands…

A Banana, a Pickle, and a Hot Dog Walk into the Grayson Highlands…

The Virginia Blues were looming. We spent a night in Bland, VA, to avoid some 40-degree rain, and I wondered if the town's name was an omen of what was...

Nov 9, 2018 : Kreg Moccia