From Georgia to Maine: Five months with six kids on the AT

From Georgia to Maine: Five months with six kids on the AT

When I tell people I am hiking the AT this year, some people want to know more about the hike. Others think it's crazy, especially when I tell them I'm...

Jan 17, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
Am I Putting My Life on Hold?

Am I Putting My Life on Hold?

Friends and Family told me that thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail will put my life on hold. This is my story of defying normal to live my best life

Jan 17, 2020 : Dan "Miz"
Embracing the Challenge: Training and the PCT

Embracing the Challenge: Training and the PCT

Are you willing to train to achieve, or will you sit at home and dream?

Jan 17, 2020 : Becca Mickley
Added Benefit of an AT Thru-Hike in 2020

Added Benefit of an AT Thru-Hike in 2020

As a dedicated listener to NPR, it was a surprise to find myself trolling for a good music station during my commute home the other day. My iPhone addiction has...

Jan 16, 2020 : KMac
From the Woods to the Sea and Back Again

From the Woods to the Sea and Back Again

It was 4:02 a.m. and the room was dark except for the soft green glow of the phosphorescent life jacket sticker posted on the wall locker door in the corner....

Jan 16, 2020 : Greg McGrath
Why They Walked: Portraits of 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

Why They Walked: Portraits of 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers

It’s been 12 years since I started collecting stories and portraits of northbound thru-hikers as they trek through their final state, Maine. Every year I am astounded by the hikers...

Jan 16, 2020 : Chris Bennett
My Mistakes and Gear: What I’m Taking on the PCT in 2020

My Mistakes and Gear: What I’m Taking on the PCT in 2020

Hot Topic Isn’t Just a Clothing Store Gear seems to be the hottest and most highly requested topic in the online backpacking realms and for good reason. Lightweight, good-quality gear...

Jan 16, 2020 : Shannon R
Southbounding the PCT Part II: Setting Off

Southbounding the PCT Part II: Setting Off

For Part Two, I asked fellow SOBOs their start and finish dates, what they liked about the schedule, and what about it was difficult. To close it out, we touch...

Jan 15, 2020 : Righteous
Finding My Why

Finding My Why

The Who I’m Sophia! I’m a 24-year-old newbie backpacker who is hoppin' on the Appalachian Trail this spring and walking for a whiiiile until I get to Maine. I am...

Jan 15, 2020 : Sophia Garber
5 Ways To Generate Fundraising Exposure on Trail

5 Ways To Generate Fundraising Exposure on Trail

Let them know why you're out there and how it will make a difference.

Jan 15, 2020 : Jacob Myers