thru-hiking

New 250-Mile Segment Beckons Hikers to the Great Plains Trail

New 250-Mile Segment Beckons Hikers to the Great Plains Trail

GPT Pilot Trail At-a-Glance Trail: Pilot trail of the www.greatplainstrail.org Maps: The Great Plains Trail is America's newest long-distance trail. The brainchild of Steve Myers of Longmont, CO,

Dec 6, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
How My Thru-Hike Ended-Georgia

How My Thru-Hike Ended-Georgia

Georgia (Nov. 10 - Nov. 14) 78 miles, five days It was an extremely long five days in the 14th and final state. Crossing into Georgia immediately meant the finish line was near...

Dec 4, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Happy Hiking In Tennessee and North Carolina

Happy Hiking In Tennessee and North Carolina

Tennessee/North Carolina (Oct. 21 to Nov. 10) 388 miles, 21 days  *The trail runs through this section in a complicated zig-zagging method between North Carolina and Tennessee as if only...

Nov 25, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

2,190.9 miles, six months, nine pounds, 36 liters, and now we're here. You guys know that I had a blast falling into the gear vortex and putting together my For...

Oct 25, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
West Virginia and Other Things

West Virginia and Other Things

West Virginia (Sept. 13 - Sept. 21) Four miles, eight days I know what you may be thinking. It took you eight days to walk four miles, what are you...

Oct 17, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
To Katahdin… and Beyond! We Did It

To Katahdin… and Beyond! We Did It

On Sept. 16, 2018, we summited Mount Katahdin and concluded the most surreal, beautiful, and challenging experience of our lives. The last day felt like a dream. The five-mile stretch...

Oct 15, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Highs and Lows of Pennsylvania

Highs and Lows of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania (Aug. 30 - Sept. 12) 229 miles, 13 days This was a hard state to compress into a length that would keep even my own attention span, but I...

Sep 30, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
There’s More to New Jersey Than Jersey Shore

There’s More to New Jersey Than Jersey Shore

New Jersey (Aug. 27 - 30) 72 miles, four days Aside from a boat tour around the Statue of Liberty, never had I ever crossed into New Jersey. I'd seen...

Sep 23, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

Gear List: Chinook Trail Thru-Hike On The Washington / Oregon Border

With just a couple of weeks before the start of my 300+ mile thru-hike of the Chinook Trail my gear list is dialed in pretty well. I’ve tested it on...

Sep 15, 2018 : Sean Berry
There Are No Solutions, Only Trade-Offs

There Are No Solutions, Only Trade-Offs

Like a lot of backpackers, before I started my thru-hike attempt, I was living a #cubelife of “quiet desperation.” Although as a telecommuter, I was lucky not to work in...

Sep 12, 2018 : Notebook