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19 Days of Intermission Featuring Florence

19 Days of Intermission Featuring Florence

On the list of displaced people from Florence, it is unlikely that Appalachian Trail thru-hiker might pop up. Yet, we are here. The trail, our home, is closed. We are...

Sep 16, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

I wake up in my room, surrounded by four walls and my black cat walking over my down comforter. The air conditioning is cool and my bed is soft. This...

Jun 16, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Thoughts From the Trail Via Some Audio Clips

Thoughts From the Trail Via Some Audio Clips

Hey humans out there! Well, I've made it to mile 700-plus of the PCT. Walking around 20 miles a day, I have a lot of time for reflection, thinking, zoning...

Jun 8, 2018 : Olympia
“Bro Culture” and the Thru-Hiking Community

“Bro Culture” and the Thru-Hiking Community

There’s been a lot of talk recently about "bro culture" on long trails and in the outdoor community in general. Last week, I experienced it firsthand on the Pacific Crest...

May 14, 2018 : Janel Gazelle
Balancing Caution and Bravery: The Sunrise Summit of a Snow-Coated Mt. Whitney

Balancing Caution and Bravery: The Sunrise Summit of a Snow-Coated Mt. Whitney

Upon entering the Sierra in 2017, I was greeted with snow.  Snow that made every peak look more dramatic and all the valleys beautiful.  Snow that made me learn to...

Apr 28, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
Giggles’ Gear Modifications and Tips for a Thru-Hike That Starts Tomorrow or Is Still in Your Dreams

Giggles’ Gear Modifications and Tips for a Thru-Hike That Starts Tomorrow or Is Still in Your Dreams

Everyone has their own way of doing things on a thru-hike, whether it is how they attach their umbrella to their pack, when they take a break for dinner, or...

Mar 7, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
The Truest Things about Hiking the PCT

The Truest Things about Hiking the PCT

I have been struggling with what to write after getting back from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.  Not for lack of things to say, but rather out of...

Feb 12, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell