virginia blues

Kicking the Virginia Blues Back to the Deep South

Kicking the Virginia Blues Back to the Deep South

Crossing into Virginia meant three states were behind us, with the highest-mileage state under our boots. I was ecstatic. This was a bittersweet day, though, as not all spring days...

Apr 15, 2018 : Kathleen Krause
McAfee, Care Packages, Butts, and Zeroes

McAfee, Care Packages, Butts, and Zeroes

700 miles. I jumped the gun in assuming I'd be anywhere near the halfway point. Side quests, Trail Days and a strong desire to visit every trail town or rush...

Jun 9, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
I Don’t Love Thru Hiking (and that’s okay)

I Don’t Love Thru Hiking (and that’s okay)

Spoiler alert: This not the post where I realize, three weeks out from finishing my thru hike, that my days are numbered on the trail and that I'm going to...

Sep 27, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
When you hit rock bottom, climb back up.

When you hit rock bottom, climb back up.

Thanks to my unconventional flip-flop hike (Springer to Damascus VA, Katahdin back to Damascus), I'm not hitting the emotional milestones of the average thru hiker- I'll complete my hike at...

Jul 23, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus