thru-hiking

Chapter 0: The Blacks

Chapter 0: The Blacks

—Prologue—    I’ve written 3 posts since hitting Kennedy Meadows South in late April 2022 and never truly introduced myself, or my wife. We’ve simply been caught up in surviving...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wesley Black
From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

I’ve been noticing some internal shifts. They happened slowly, then all at once. I love that quote, or misquote, from The Sun Also Rises. “Gradually, then suddenly,” is the actual...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Days 84-92 The Virginia Cruise Part 1- to Rockfish Gap

Days 84-92 The Virginia Cruise Part 1- to Rockfish Gap

The one thing Glasgow is missing but sorely needs is a breakfast diner. All good southern trail towns should have a place that serves biscuits and buttery grits. Alas, Glasgow...

Jun 24, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
400 % Snow Level on the PCT

400 % Snow Level on the PCT

Worse than 2017? One of the main reasons for me to choose to hike the PCT southbound was to avoid the crazy snow amounts and floods that often hit the...

Jun 23, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
Ruminations on the First 700 Miles

Ruminations on the First 700 Miles

Campo to Kennedy Meadows On June 9th, 42 days after leaving Campo, CA and the Southern Terminus of the PCT, we hiked into Kennedy Meadows. 702.2 miles on the Pacific...

Jun 20, 2022 : 4 Shirts
Days 80-83 Daleville to Glasgow

Days 80-83 Daleville to Glasgow

After a slow morning chatting with Zoe and Gramma we reluctantly left the comforts of home and headed back to the trail. It was already hella hot and humid when...

Jun 19, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
CDT Days 35-38: Pagosa Springs to Creede Cutoff

CDT Days 35-38: Pagosa Springs to Creede Cutoff

Day 35 16 miles We rolled out of town at 9am, catching a truck back up to Wolf Creek Pass without sticking a thumb out. Loaded down with 5 days...

Jun 16, 2022 : Madeline Gould
If I Could Plan Again

If I Could Plan Again

A change in planning strategy for the Appalachian Trail

Jun 15, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Planning a Thru-Hike from Abroad

Planning a Thru-Hike from Abroad

Few people realize how much time (and money) I have spent planning to hike the PCT. It feels like I can breathe a sigh of relief when the only thing...

Jun 13, 2022 : Miia Tsunami
Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

I was almost at the top of a ridge. I picked my way over rocks. The scent of honeysuckle and wildflowers surrounded me, filled my nostrils. Buzz of bees and...

Jun 12, 2022 : Wendy Boller