trail angels

Hiking Is Hard. Hiking Is Worth It

Hiking Is Hard. Hiking Is Worth It

In some ways, I feel like I have been preparing for the trail my entire life. Living in the mountains, I fell in love with the outdoors at an early...

Sep 5, 2019 : Logan Roark
Your Guide to Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Trail Angels

Your Guide to Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Trail Angels

If you are section or thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in 2019 (or know someone who is), you'll want to read, bookmark, or print this story to note some...

Mar 27, 2019 : Laura Johnston
Opportunity to Help Trail Angels Who Lost Everything in Paradise Fire

Opportunity to Help Trail Angels Who Lost Everything in Paradise Fire

Pay it forward. Be kind. A little help can brighten someone's day. Long-distance trails like the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail and the tradition of trail magic on them...

Dec 18, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Meet Maria, a Comforting Angel for Weary Hikers

Meet Maria, a Comforting Angel for Weary Hikers

There are many trail angels between Georgia and Maine, but only one Maria McCabe.

May 15, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Fourth of July in DC: A Sailor’s Memorial, Visiting Friends, and a Car Accident

Fourth of July in DC: A Sailor’s Memorial, Visiting Friends, and a Car Accident

Headed to D.C. Hey, everyone. @BarefootHiker here. As of this post, I am still at Mile 862. I will have rested for almost two weeks before attempting to get back...

Jul 3, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

Things I have loved about hiking into a resupply point and town.

May 2, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Thru-Hiking’s Socialist Ethos

Thru-Hiking’s Socialist Ethos

The year 1875 was an eventful one. It was the year in which Karl Marx, the father of communism, brought to prominence the old saying “From each according to his...

Apr 3, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
Trail Angels and Trail Magic on the Appalachian Trail

Trail Angels and Trail Magic on the Appalachian Trail

The original Trail Angels and Trail Magic post originally appeared on my personal website the Good Badger back in 2011, during my Appalachian Trail thru-hike.  In the spirit of giving season,...

Dec 24, 2015 : Zach
The Hundred-Mile Wilderness

The Hundred-Mile Wilderness

About five miles before Monson I was hiking with Honey Badger (maybe you've read her articles) and Hare when we passed a gaggle of giggling French-Canadian girls. I promptly discovered...

Nov 17, 2015 : David
Month Two (Part 2)

Month Two (Part 2)

Here's the next set of trail updates.  Enjoy! Day 46 - Roan High Knob Shelter to Doll Flats Miles: 13.3 Boy, was I right! Last night was the coldest night...

Jul 1, 2015 : Scribe