thru-hiking

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
Massachusetts – My State of Luxury

Massachusetts – My State of Luxury

Massachusetts (Aug. 13-20) Eight days, 90 miles After doing so many miles in Vermont, I really slacked off. The people there were wonderful so I'm relieved I didn't just blow...

Sep 2, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Choosing the Chinook Trail for My Fall 2018 Thru-Hike

Choosing the Chinook Trail for My Fall 2018 Thru-Hike

The appeal of a taking on a thru-hike is multifaceted - there is the urge to escape from technology and the clutter and clatter of everyday life. There's also the...

Aug 25, 2018 : Sean Berry
Stories From The Trail Ep 16 – Live! When Marmots Attack!

Stories From The Trail Ep 16 – Live! When Marmots Attack!

In our first ever live streaming episode, you the listeners call in with questions, comments and of course, stories. Eventually we wind up on the topic of animal encounters, so...

Aug 24, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc [Part II]

Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc [Part II]

Notes from the other side In the end, most things turned out as I’d raclette in Switzerland). If you want to see more pictures and my daily blog posts, you...

Aug 23, 2018 : Aubri Drake
New Hampshire, in All Its Glory

New Hampshire, in All Its Glory

My last post was quite some time ago, but I've been busy walking, and walking, and walking some more. I'm currently sitting at mile 669, but before I get into...

Aug 19, 2018 : Jenni Thompson