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A Little Rainy Luck and a Send-Off

A Little Rainy Luck and a Send-Off

I've heard it's good luck for it to rain on your first night of the AT. I suppose it's assurance of your safe arrival in Maine when it pours. The...

Mar 28, 2019 : Madeleine Shell
First Day Jitters and Tornadoes

First Day Jitters and Tornadoes

Day one brought a lot of emotions. I woke up excited and nervous. As I made my way to Amicalola Falls to sign in, the nerves gave way to happiness...

Feb 24, 2019 : Chad Sanborn
Plan Your Dive, Dive Your Plan

Plan Your Dive, Dive Your Plan

At 6:30 a.m. the sound of the storm drags me from under the thin film of sleep I have struggled to wrap myself in all night.

Apr 19, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Trail Dispatch: Diamonds on the Soles

Trail Dispatch: Diamonds on the Soles

Author's note: All credit due to Paul for the title. Skip to the end for the audio. Awah awah aahhhh... This first report on my AT trek follows my first...

Apr 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Storms Pass – Leaving Vermont

Storms Pass – Leaving Vermont

Mud has been a serious problem for my adventures through Vermont with rainy days being plentiful and tiring. Body pains and a week-long stint in Rutland put me behind the...

Sep 8, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
East Coast Hiking: Weather and Clothing During The Warmer Seasons

East Coast Hiking: Weather and Clothing During The Warmer Seasons

Despite the warmer weather that comes with spring and summer, it is still essential to be prepared in order to enjoy a safe outing.

Jun 18, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
A tale from Mt.Washington

A tale from Mt.Washington

The air was cold as I awoke on the hard wood floor wiping the sleep from my eyes to greet the morning. Fellow hikers stirred in the dining area of...

Dec 30, 2015 : Reptar
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
Shakedown!  Neither Wind nor Rain nor Dark of Night…

Shakedown! Neither Wind nor Rain nor Dark of Night…

We can acknowledge that our families and friends think we're crazy to be attempting this journey. For those of us with little or no experience, this becomes a perception of total insanity in their

Jan 30, 2015 : Kate Spillane Balano
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.