thru hike

Packing Resupply Boxes for the CDT

Packing Resupply Boxes for the CDT

My Past Resupply Strategies In less than one week, I will be standing at the southern terminus of the CDT, ready to set out Northbound on my fourth thru-hike and...

Apr 23, 2022 : Madeline Gould
When was the last time you did something for the first time?

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Magic and love flows around Scout and Frodo’s home. It’s a well oiled machine within a well oiled machine. Their natural storytelling silences a garden full of excited hikers, filling...

Apr 23, 2022 : Rachel McVittie
How To Plan an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike as a Canadian

How To Plan an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike as a Canadian

Top down planning First thing is first, you have to determine how you're going to plan this thing. In my opinion, top down is the only way to approach it....

Apr 20, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Do It Afraid

Do It Afraid

What if I live the rest of my life allowing fear keep me from fulfilling my greatest and most enduring goal? Sure, it would be devastating to fail, but I...

Apr 16, 2022 : Emilee Hackney
Early days on the AZT

Early days on the AZT

Day one: I woke up at five a.m. after barely falling asleep last night as another guest at the crappy motel in Sierra Vista had left their hound dog all...

Mar 25, 2022 : NoBo Stoat
Managing Others + Self

Managing Others + Self

“You’ll get homesick.” “You can’t do this alone.” “You’re a vulnerable woman.” “You’re avoiding the real world.” “You’re not an experienced backpacker.” Manifesting the worries of others and

Mar 21, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Via Dinarica: The BEST Thru-Hike You’ve Never Heard Of

Via Dinarica: The BEST Thru-Hike You’ve Never Heard Of

The Via Dinarica is a network of long-distance hiking trails through the Dinaric Alps in the Balkans of Southeastern Europe.  There are three trails: the White Trail, the Blue Trail,...

Mar 9, 2022 : Louisa Richards
Physical + Mental Preparation

Physical + Mental Preparation

According to The Trek, physical injury and mental fatigue are major factors that drive hikers to leave the trail. Four months remain until I begin hiking and I thought I’d...

Feb 10, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Idyllwild – A Love Story

Idyllwild – A Love Story

Under 200 miles to go on my SOBO thru-hike, and let me tell you, my body knows it. My sacrum “went out” and my low-back muscles started to seize and...

Dec 1, 2021 : Janine
Thru-Hike or Shakedown Hike?

Thru-Hike or Shakedown Hike?

Thru-hike starts. Let me tell you about my first attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, which became a shakedown hike. The day was cool, air crisp with clouds in the...

Nov 21, 2021 : Chris