thunderstorm

My Scariest Moment on the Appalachian Trail

My Scariest Moment on the Appalachian Trail

Always check the weather before you camp on an exposed summit at 5,000 feet... Everyone always asks me if I ever felt afraid as a solo female doing a flip-flop through-hike...

Apr 25, 2017 : Janel Healy
Pamola’s Wrath: Hiker Safety During Summer Storms

Pamola’s Wrath: Hiker Safety During Summer Storms

Summertime along the Appalachian Trail means frequent thunderstorms, an occasion to experience terrifying beauty, but especially, to engage in safe practices. Every year, according to the National

Jul 16, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
How to Survive a Thunderstorm on the Trail

How to Survive a Thunderstorm on the Trail

PCT mile 1076.65. Carson Pass Hwy 88, Northern California, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, late September. After a great lunch outside the ranger station, the rangers on duty warn me about...

Mar 25, 2015 : Viola Murgia
Two Toenails down, 500 Miles to Go.

Two Toenails down, 500 Miles to Go.

Well, yesterday I slipped down a small rock face. The rain had just picked up again, the granite was extra slippery, and my trekking poles failed. Down I went, my...

Jul 8, 2014 : Montana N.