thru-hiking

Over the Hump!

Over the Hump!

We conquer the last of the difficult terrain, summit mountains in thunderstorms, and enjoy a cabin in the woods by ourselves!

Aug 10, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
Beautifully Ruined: A Life Transformed by Time on the Trail

Beautifully Ruined: A Life Transformed by Time on the Trail

How do you go through a life-changing experience, then slip right back into the life you had before? That’s a confounding question for me. It’s been hanging heavily over my...

Aug 2, 2019 : Joellyn Sargent
Stories From the Trail: Tough Girl Challenges with Sarah Williams

Stories From the Trail: Tough Girl Challenges with Sarah Williams

File this one under "Inspirational"! Sarah Williams is not only a veteran outdoor adventurer and world traveler, she has spent the past few years curating HUNDREDS of hours of conversation...

Jul 29, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Sweet Monkey on the LT: VT15 to Sterling Pond via Whitetop Mountain

Sweet Monkey on the LT: VT15 to Sterling Pond via Whitetop Mountain

Sweet Monkey and Michele begin the day with a seven mile climb up Whiteface but after fourteen miles are back in town eating burgers!

Jul 29, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt

The Enlightened Equipment Enigma is a popular ultralight quilt with backpackers, thru-hikers, and other weight-conscious adventurers. The Enigma has a simple, but carefully crafted design, with a

Jul 18, 2019 : Effie Drew
Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Steve Adams, trail name Mighty Blue, is on the Appalachian Trail, again. Best known for his hiking memoirs Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon and Three Weddings and a Sabbatical, he also...

Jul 13, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson is the book and/or movie that introduced so many of us to the Appalachian Trail, and it seems almost silly for us...

Jun 19, 2019 : Gary Sizer
TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

Hello, folks! Furiosa (or Fury) here, bringing you a rewind and reflection of Trail Days 2019 in Damascus, VA. I had the pleasure of working with the gang at The...

Jun 6, 2019 : Amber Redfield
Mountains and Magic: Contemplations and Introspection

Mountains and Magic: Contemplations and Introspection

Out of Town and Up the Mountain It was fairly difficult leaving Wrightwood, CA. Two nights of big meals and relaxation are sure to make you lazy. I finally got...

May 22, 2019 : Benjamin Martin
Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Raising Awareness Triple Crown Style Some trail names demand a backstory, while others need no explanation. When you meet someone called Billy Goat or Legend, for instance, it's safe to...

Apr 30, 2019 : Gary Sizer