thru-hiking

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/18/17)

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/18/17)

It's that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer,...

Sep 18, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Gear List for the AT

Gear List for the AT

WTF do I need? All the gear, no idea.  It turns out that planning a major expedition is not as easy as it seems when you can't physically touch or...

Sep 13, 2017 : Spuggy
Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/11/17)

Congratulations to these Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 9/11/17)

It's that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer,...

Sep 11, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Shedding Blood, Sweat and Tears in New Hampshire

Shedding Blood, Sweat and Tears in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Made Me Cry First, the good news...I walked out of New Hampshire and into Maine on Tuesday, August 29. And there was much rejoicing.  Yay!!!! Because even though...

Aug 31, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

7 Ways to Have Fun (and not die) on Vermont’s Long Trail

The Long Trail is North America’s oldest established long-distance hiking trail. It’s a beauty to behold with many a beaver pond and serene lake, ski slopes with gorgeous views, flowing...

Aug 22, 2017 : Sprout
Cruel Tricks: Dealing with Injuries & Depression

Cruel Tricks: Dealing with Injuries & Depression

First off, let me say hello again to anyone who has been following along, as well as the folks who are reading my blog for the first time! It's been a long while since...

Aug 21, 2017 : Amber Redfield
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 11

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 11

Sadness at Cloudland I woke up early to catch the sunrise. Unfortunately my phone died before the colors really started coming out in the clouds. Gumby contacted a Trail Angel...

Aug 16, 2017 : Stubbs
Why The Appalachian Trail? Why Now?

Why The Appalachian Trail? Why Now?

Why The Appalachian Trail? Why Now? I've been asked this question a few times as word has trickled around to friends and family that I'm planning to hike the Appalachian...

Aug 14, 2017 : Alex
Getting My Slack Packer Glow On

Getting My Slack Packer Glow On

I met Namaste in Virginia at the Woods Hole Hostel (where we all held hands and expressed gratitude for things like coffee and a dry place to sleep and trail...

Aug 10, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 10

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 10

Stratton Mountain and Gloomy Weather It rained a little overnight and off and on throughout the next day which gave us the full blown "Vermud" experience that we've all heard...

Aug 6, 2017 : Stubbs