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I Said No: Some Ramblings on Pre-Trail Anxiety

I Said No: Some Ramblings on Pre-Trail Anxiety

I sit at dinner with one of my older sisters and my parents. I’ve become bad at conversing, for thoughts of the PCT have consumed all of my available headspace....

Mar 21, 2019 : Sam Cooper
A 70-Mile Section Hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail: Long Distance Hiking in San Francisco’s Backyard

A 70-Mile Section Hike on the Bay Area Ridge Trail: Long Distance Hiking in San Francisco’s Backyard

Training to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) last year, I walked up and around Twin Peaks in San Francisco. Blue trail signs dotted my route. I was immediately intrigued...

Apr 3, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
The AT Lead-up: Shakedowns, Saving Money, and Slaying Trolls

The AT Lead-up: Shakedowns, Saving Money, and Slaying Trolls

The lead-up to my Appalachian Trail departure is getting real, folks.   There's less than three months to go until my date with destiny at Amicalola on March 10.  There's...

Dec 16, 2017 : Jon Goff
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

Planning to hike the Appalachian Trail? Start the new year with these focused training tips in mind!

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 will be hiking the AT in 2016. All I have to do is prepare myself. I live in Austin, TX, and there are no mountains. Luckily Austin has...

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

I currently tend to think that the amount of fun to be had on the trail is going to be proportionate to how in shape the hiker is. Still, people...

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