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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
Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

2,190.9 miles, six months, nine pounds, 36 liters, and now we're here. You guys know that I had a blast falling into the gear vortex and putting together my For...

Oct 25, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Why I Am Doing a Flip-Flop Thru-Hike

Why I Am Doing a Flip-Flop Thru-Hike

What the heck is a flip-flop? No one who has learned that I’m thru-hiking the AT has been shocked; not in the least bit. In fact, most have wondered what...

Oct 20, 2018 : Christopher Johnson
To Katahdin… and Beyond! We Did It

To Katahdin… and Beyond! We Did It

On Sept. 16, 2018, we summited Mount Katahdin and concluded the most surreal, beautiful, and challenging experience of our lives. The last day felt like a dream. The five-mile stretch...

Oct 15, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
There’s More to New Jersey Than Jersey Shore

There’s More to New Jersey Than Jersey Shore

New Jersey (Aug. 27 - 30) 72 miles, four days Aside from a boat tour around the Statue of Liberty, never had I ever crossed into New Jersey. I'd seen...

Sep 23, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

With just a couple of weeks before the start of my 300+ mile thru-hike of the Chinook Trail my gear list is dialed in pretty well. I’ve tested it on...

Sep 15, 2018 : Sean Berry
Planning a Route For 300+ Mile Chinook Trail Thru-Hike

Planning a Route For 300+ Mile Chinook Trail Thru-Hike

So I have decided to do the Chinook Trail. I have two to three weeks of vacation time, have my gear and money saved up to cover expenses. The next...

Sep 1, 2018 : Sean Berry
Choosing the Chinook Trail for My Fall 2018 Thru-Hike

Choosing the Chinook Trail for My Fall 2018 Thru-Hike

The appeal of a taking on a thru-hike is multifaceted - there is the urge to escape from technology and the clutter and clatter of everyday life. There's also the...

Aug 25, 2018 : Sean Berry
Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc [Part II]

Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc [Part II]

Notes from the other side In the end, most things turned out as I’d raclette in Switzerland). If you want to see more pictures and my daily blog posts, you...

Aug 23, 2018 : Aubri Drake
AT. SOBO. Thru-Hike. Nope.

AT. SOBO. Thru-Hike. Nope.

If you’ve watched the 1989 thriller Dead Calm, specifically the scene where actor Billy Zane’s character desperately abandons his sinking schooner to clamber aboard the serene yacht Saracen, you’ll

Aug 7, 2018 : Christy Kintzel