women

Five Final Thoughts Five Days Out from my Thru-hike

Five Final Thoughts Five Days Out from my Thru-hike

Awe yeah! Five days and I am so pumped! Southwest emailed me, "your trip is around the corner." I replied "oh you have no idea, Southwest!" Five years ago I...

Mar 3, 2017 : Alli Huggins
Sorry Mom, I’m Going Solo

Sorry Mom, I’m Going Solo

This thru-hike is something I've been thinking about and planning and saving for for 2-3 years now. It has been in the back of my mind ever since I left...

Jan 19, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
Dear Outdoor Apparel Companies

Dear Outdoor Apparel Companies

Disclaimer: I know not all companies follow these stereotypes, and that if I look, I can find gear that doesn't follow these trends. But really? Should I have to look that hard? I've been...

Feb 13, 2016 : Zoë Symon
How To Be Girly On The Trail

How To Be Girly On The Trail

A few days ago my mom posed a question. "How will you be so girly in the woods?" My answer: "I won't be." "I can't imagine!" She said, shaking her...

Jan 22, 2016 : Kimmy Morris
Getting Over And Around Personal Speedbumps

Getting Over And Around Personal Speedbumps

Fun fact: The Appalachian Trail is loaded with speed bumps. And we aren’t talking roots or rocks. Some originate in packages as tiny as a tick. Others strike as forceful as...

Nov 29, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Going Pharr as a Phemale: Gender Equality on the AT

Going Pharr as a Phemale: Gender Equality on the AT

In the summer of 2013, I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail with my boyfriend, Mark. We make a pretty good team. When I abandoned him to spend six months working...

Feb 24, 2015 : Maggie Wallace
What Gear Companies Get Wrong About Women

What Gear Companies Get Wrong About Women

As we layered up for the New Hampshire winter, my friend and I were indulging in a popular pastime – comparing our gear. We both enjoy the outdoors and have...

Feb 3, 2015 : Maggie Wallace
Where My Girls At? A Look Into the Absence of Females in the Backpacking World

Where My Girls At? A Look Into the Absence of Females in the Backpacking World

Over the last couple of months I have been planning and going on shakedown hikes to test gear and get some trail miles under my belt before heading out for...

Nov 4, 2014 : Stacia Bennett