thruhiking

Pox & Puss Episode #72 – Geraldine “Inchworm” Largay: with In The Pines Podcast

Pox & Puss Episode #72 – Geraldine “Inchworm” Largay: with In The Pines Podcast

Pox Holiday, Nikki, and Puss In Boots look into the mysterious 2013 disappearance of Appalachian Trail hiker, Geraldine "Inchworm" Largay. Inchworm was hiking solo through Maine, while her husband

Jul 8, 2022 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Colorado Trail: Absolution and Endurance

Colorado Trail: Absolution and Endurance

There is a state—a bodily, mental, and spiritual plane of existence—wherein absolution is achieved in endurance. Awareness tightens in a gyre of relentless focus. Begets a black hole, a pinprick...

Jul 7, 2022 : Isabella Zenaidah
Wild Women Don’t Clip Your Wings: How to Adventure Solo Safely

Wild Women Don’t Clip Your Wings: How to Adventure Solo Safely

WILD WOMEN, DON’T CLIP YOUR WINGS: HOW TO ADVENTURE SOLO SAFELY “The wild woman has a deep love of nature. A love for the ancient Mother. Though possibly misunderstood, it...

Jun 30, 2022 : Keri Bowzaylo
Colorado Trail: Internal Terrain of Thru-Hiking

Colorado Trail: Internal Terrain of Thru-Hiking

Dark spruces interspersed with slender Aspens adorned with silver, grey, and sage green leaves fluttering in the wind. Columbines appeared in dense patches, swooning softly as though their silken white...

Jun 30, 2022 : Isabella Zenaidah
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
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
So Far, My Favorite Places to Hang Up My Boots.

So Far, My Favorite Places to Hang Up My Boots.

 Take those boots off, baby. Because I came into this adventure sans YouTube, it has been a truly organic experience for me. The lion’s share of thruhikers I’ve met “followed”...

May 30, 2022 : Beth Feret
Days 61-64 The Trail Days Vortex

Days 61-64 The Trail Days Vortex

In hiker language a “vortex” is when you get stuck in a town or hostel for longer than expected, drawn in by the temptations of non-hiking activities. Our vortex was,...

May 30, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

I first heard the special language of the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains. It was the early 2000s. A dear friend and I were hiking the Presidential range and...

May 23, 2022 : Wendy Boller
I Recommend Camping on the Side of a Hill for at Least One Night

I Recommend Camping on the Side of a Hill for at Least One Night

I reached Cosby Knob shelter at about 6pm. One of my first 20+ mile days. I started the day at Icewater Spring shelter. The tenting area at Cosby Knob is...

May 13, 2022 : Wendy Boller