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Ultramarathoner to Thru Hiker

Ultramarathoner to Thru Hiker

Journey to Vermont Long Trail: Ultramarathoner to Thru Hiker My journey into ultra running started with taking up running as a source of therapy but also helped kickstart my weight...

Jun 22, 2022 : Keri Bowzaylo
Journey to Vermont Long Trail: Solo Backcountry Camping

Journey to Vermont Long Trail: Solo Backcountry Camping

Journey to Vermont Long Trail: Solo Backcountry Camping “She is the type of woman who needs alone time.  She feels deep, she thinks even deeper.  Her alone time allows her...

Jun 14, 2022 : Keri Bowzaylo
Algonquin Bound: How to Canoe Camp/Portage OR how not to??

Algonquin Bound: How to Canoe Camp/Portage OR how not to??

  Algonquin Bound: How To Canoe Camp/Portage 101 - or how not to?! My best friend, Justin had mapped out this epic, yet ambitious journey in the massive Algonquin Park....

Jun 7, 2022 : Keri Bowzaylo
My Why

My Why

I get asked all the time “why” I spend so much time wandering amongst the trees. Hours to days to weeks disconnected. No matter the season. When I am out...

May 25, 2022 : Keri Bowzaylo
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

A little trip down the mental lane of a Thru-hiker on the PCT

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 industry 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