thru-hikers

Just because you’ve left the trail doesn’t mean the trail has left you

Just because you’ve left the trail doesn’t mean the trail has left you

It's the time of year when many of us past thru hikers are coming upon our "trail-aversary."  Maybe it has already come and gone as mine has, maybe it's just...

Apr 12, 2017 : Bookie / Gator Tater
6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

6 Thru-Hiking Photographers You Need to Be Following

Capturing pretty pictures from the backcountry requires only a camera and a desire to explore. Consistently snapping jaw-dropping, eye-catching, or otherwise standout photos, however, necessitates

Mar 19, 2017 : Zach
Hello, I am Travis a 2017 PCT thru hiker

Hello, I am Travis a 2017 PCT thru hiker

About Me I am 38 years old, and am married to my wonderful wife Melony.  We have lived in the Austin area most of our Adult lives.  I have been...

Feb 22, 2017 : Travis
Future AT Thru-Hikers: Please Register Your Hike

Future AT Thru-Hikers: Please Register Your Hike

The following guest post is courtesy of the the During hiking season, shelter sites near the starting point have limited capacity.  Once that capacity is exceeded, the crowding quickly damages

Feb 5, 2017 : Zach
Torn between Excitement and Fear

Torn between Excitement and Fear

With only a short time remaining before the start of my thru-hike, I can no longer ignore the truth.  The endless months of fantasizing and dreaming have given way to...

Jan 23, 2017 : Gail Barrett
10 Motivational Quotes from the Pacific Crest Trail

10 Motivational Quotes from the Pacific Crest Trail

Not every day on the Pacific Crest Trail is easy. Some days you will be uncomfortable, tired, in pain, dehydrated, freezing cold or just plain bored. You will of course...

Jan 12, 2017 : Charlie Knight
The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

The Frugal Thru Hiker: A Few Tips on How to Stretch the Dollar on the Trail

Just to get this off the table, this isn’t an article about budgeting before hitting the trail. I would be absolutely horrible in providing such advice since I invest a...

Dec 6, 2016 : Stubbs
When Nature Calls: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Pooping in the Woods

When Nature Calls: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Pooping in the Woods

It’s not the most comfortable of topics to discuss, unless you’re like me and have no shame on the matter, but it is something we shall all do numerous times...

Nov 15, 2016 : Stubbs
Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

An older hiker whose name I sadly can’t remember (I have the memory of a 90 year old), once told me a joke that goes a little like this: "There...

Nov 8, 2016 : Stubbs
Is Home Really Home?

Is Home Really Home?

Since being back home from the trail, I miss it terribly. Sure there were bad days. Days that I felt like going home; when I was sick of the pain,...

Oct 11, 2016 : Stubbs