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Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Saturday, I watched both the sunrise and the sunset.  I woke up at 4am to begin my Fitted crampons with Vapor Barrier Socks (seemed a little thick, unlikely to use),...

May 2, 2017 : Danielle OFarrell
Counting Calories Part II: Training for the Trail

Counting Calories Part II: Training for the Trail

*Strength & Conditioning This is the season of resolutions. The season where we look at our lives and see room for growth. Maybe your goal is to finally hike a...

Jan 23, 2017 : Kmeg
How to Train With No Mountains: An Austinite’s Guide

How to Train With No Mountains: An Austinite’s Guide

So, I've declared that I will be hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2016. My friends know, my family knows, my job knows, the world knows through this blog, so now...

Jan 24, 2016 : Zoë Symon
Metropolitan Hiking

Metropolitan Hiking

Most folks do not live near wilderness areas. The economic dynamism of metropolitan cities and the logistics of millions upon millions and millions of people make wild areas the perfect...

Oct 8, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
Training For the PCT 2016

Training For the PCT 2016

What Say You, Internet? Ask how to train for the Pacific Crest Trail on the Facebook page, and watch the words fly. There’ll be the young, tall and gaunt guy...

Sep 13, 2015 : Amy Bee
The First of Many Trail Prep Updates

The First of Many Trail Prep Updates

T-minus 299 days The past few weeks have been very exciting in terms of thru-hike training and preparations. Exciting Thing #1 This past weekend, I had the opportunity to run a...

Jul 14, 2015 : Colleen Goldhorn
Winter Training in Linville Gorge

Winter Training in Linville Gorge

(Image unrelated, but it's all I've got at the moment, testing mobile blogging)Following a week of public closures due to severe weather conditions in Forsythe County, we decided to go...

Mar 7, 2015 : David
Yoga Exercises for Hikers [Video]

Yoga Exercises for Hikers [Video]

A moving meditation. Staying present in the moment. Enhancing awareness and experiencing something larger than yourself. Finding steadiness and ease. Yogis and hikers have more in common

Mar 6, 2015 : Courtney
Preparation Pitfalls

Preparation Pitfalls

When I decide to do something, I like to get started on it immediately. For example, when I find a book synopsis interesting, I want to read the book then...

Mar 2, 2015 : Ellen Baldwin
Getting your rows in a duck! short list of pre-trail reminders

Getting your rows in a duck! short list of pre-trail reminders

Start getting comfortable with being uncomfortable Its crunch time! Saving money and working overtime might be your life at the moment, but in months or weeks (depending on when you...

Jan 2, 2015 : Wolfgang