thru-hiking

A Watermelon Hiker: Pacific Crest Trail, Here I Come!

A Watermelon Hiker: Pacific Crest Trail, Here I Come!

Plus-Size novice hiker attempts Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike 2020

Sep 29, 2019 : Shannon Quadres
Wind River My Route

Wind River My Route

“I found the perfect hike,” Cricket sent in a text along with a link to a video. “It’s called Wind River High Route (WRHR), roughly 80 miles, there will be...

Sep 26, 2019 : Peanut
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Deschutes Tarp

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Deschutes Tarp

For thru-hikers and backpackers looking for a simple ultralight shelter, the Deschutes Solo Tarp is a reliable and affordable choice. It’s not flashy, but it’s a shelter for anyone who...

Sep 20, 2019 : Effie Drew
Gear Review: Outdoor Research Wayward II Sun Shirt

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Wayward II Sun Shirt

While the Wayward II doesn't blow me away in any one category, it’s overall performance balanced many features that are important on a long-distance adventure - breathability, temperature-regulation, coverage, comfort...

Sep 20, 2019 : Effie Drew
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