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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
My Experience with the 2022 PCT Permit Process

My Experience with the 2022 PCT Permit Process

I've been counting down the days for months till the November 9th NOBO PCT permit lottery opened. I read all of the information on the PCTA website about how it...

Nov 10, 2021 : Mackenzie
How The Metalhead Hiker Got Destroyed: Colorado Trail/CDT Thru Hike To Be Continued

How The Metalhead Hiker Got Destroyed: Colorado Trail/CDT Thru Hike To Be Continued

My Colorado Trail, CDT, Thru Hike Attempt

Oct 29, 2021 : Chris
At Least I Got the Sierras Done…

At Least I Got the Sierras Done…

I’m 98 days into my SOBO thru-hike, and there are many things I’m proud of: I was able to walk continuously through Washington and Oregon.  I’ve been able to enjoy...

Oct 24, 2021 : Janine
The Day the Sierras Broke Me…

The Day the Sierras Broke Me…

The day came. The day that I was so over everything: the trail, the weather, hiking-life - essentially it all. I was in a foul mood, and it wasn’t a...

Oct 6, 2021 : Janine
The Overgrown Madness of Glacier National Park

The Overgrown Madness of Glacier National Park

When I say that the theme of Glacier was mosquitoes, I'm talking about the lack of privacy from such insidious creatures. Breaks? That's what you thought! Mosquitoes laugh in their...

Oct 6, 2021 : Flower