why a thru-hike

Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

I am in my twenties. I just graduated from college. I’ve got two failed relationships under my belt, a dozen failed friendships, a beautiful binder full of opportunities I’ve missed...

Mar 5, 2017 : Tasia Kellogg
I’m Hiking Because…

I’m Hiking Because…

I’m sure upon mentioning to friends and family about your decision to attempt a thru hike (or even a long distance section hike), or simply uttering that it’s something you’re...

Oct 4, 2016 : Stubbs
Not So Gently Abused

Not So Gently Abused

I wonder sometimes does anyone really see me? The real me? The one who doesn't smile? The one that isn't the life of the party? I guess that is me,...

Oct 28, 2015 : Sheena
It Was Only A Matter Of Time: Why I Am Attempting An AT Thru-Hike

It Was Only A Matter Of Time: Why I Am Attempting An AT Thru-Hike

Although I’m years away from the idealistic teen years, some of the credit for my interest in backpacking can surely be traced to one of my high school volleyball coaches....

Aug 10, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen