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An Ode to My Broken Trekking Pole: Going Emotionally Ultra Light

An Ode to My Broken Trekking Pole: Going Emotionally Ultra Light

With every step I took my trekking pole got a little shorter. Every time it hit the ground it seemed to shrink. I tried locking it again and again but...

Aug 4, 2017 : Leah
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 9

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 9

Dalton and Cheshire, MA We all slept pretty well at the Cookie Lady's place. Elmer Fudd, Bubba, Bobo, Frisbee, Gumby and I took turns mowing the yard, a favor for...

Aug 1, 2017 : Stubbs
Hiking for a Cause: PCT 2018 to Empower Girls in Nature

Hiking for a Cause: PCT 2018 to Empower Girls in Nature

In 2016, I launched a soul-searching journey of a lifetime. Now, it's time to repay the universe for the abundance I experienced when I committed to hiking the AT. I'm thrilled to announce...

Jul 25, 2017 : Janel Healy
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 8

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 8

500th Mile and Mass on Sunday We left Jesse a thank you note for letting us stay at his place in Salisbury, gave Chance the dog some love, then headed...

Jul 24, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 7

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 7

Destination: Pharmacy The antihistamines I took overnight helped prevent further swelling, but I still had a cankle. We passed by Shenandoah Mountain which was painted with a 911 Memorial Flag,...

Jul 21, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 6

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 6

New Jersey to New York and July 4th The next day was short, but we finally got to see some bears. After hearing about how many bears are in New...

Jul 17, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 5

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 5

I'm Finally Back I'm back on the trail after 8 weeks recovering from a case of "granny bones" (I got a stress fracture in my lower right tibia). To be...

Jul 8, 2017 : Stubbs
As The Thru-Hiker World Turns

As The Thru-Hiker World Turns

Happy Summer Solstice and World Naked Hiking Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their days and not getting too sunburned if you're out there hiking in your birthday suit. It's been...

Jun 21, 2017 : Amber Redfield
Why I Love Hiking Culture

Why I Love Hiking Culture

Hikers are a unique breed.   They come in many forms and from many different backgrounds.  There are day hikers, and overnight backpackers, thru hikers and hikertrash.  But although each...

Jun 4, 2017 : Socked In
How My Dog Survived a Thru-Hike With Me: Keeping Them Healthy

How My Dog Survived a Thru-Hike With Me: Keeping Them Healthy

I dashed down the trail trying to beat the setting sun.  My dog, No Shame was 20 feet ahead of me excited about the sudden increase in pace.  The switchbacks...

Jun 3, 2017 : Bookie