AZ Wildfires Prompt Forest Closures, Shutting Down 38% of Arizona Trail

AZ Wildfires Prompt Forest Closures, Shutting Down 38% of Arizona Trail

Wildfires currently raging across Arizona have prompted full closures of several national forests within the state in the interest of public safety. The move effectively shuts down 300 miles of...

Jun 23, 2021 : Kelly Floro
The Importance of Changing Up Your Gear During Your Thru-hike

The Importance of Changing Up Your Gear During Your Thru-hike

When preparing for a thru-hike, it’s easy to get lost in the wormhole of sleep systems, shelters, what to wear and more. It’s overwhelming, and often feels like there’s no...

Jun 23, 2021 : Steph Strickland
Hiking Home: AT Days 80-82

Hiking Home: AT Days 80-82

Lott Road to Waywayanda Shelter, 16.7 milesAfter a fun and restful evening at the house, Mr Rogers and I were ready to get back to it the following morning. My...

Jun 23, 2021 : Max Kiel
I’m not nervous, you’re nervous!

I’m not nervous, you’re nervous!

T-1 day until I start hiking the Pacific Crest Trail southbound. Hart’s Pass is showing zero inches of snow and next week’s temperature is predicted to only get as low...

Jun 22, 2021 : Morgan Balog
Filthy/Gorgeous (New Jersey and New York)

Filthy/Gorgeous (New Jersey and New York)

Stop me if you've had this dream before: as a fully grown adult, you have to relive a random year of school. Perhaps because of some technicality you have to...

Jun 22, 2021 : Austin Hays: Goblin
Inyo Creek Fire Closes Whitney Portal, Hikers Evacuated

Inyo Creek Fire Closes Whitney Portal, Hikers Evacuated

Hikers are being evacuated from Whitney Portal trailhead near the community of Lone Pine due to a wildfire in the area. The Inyo Creek Fire was discovered southeast of the...

Jun 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Stratton Area Hostel Set to Reopen

Stratton Area Hostel Set to Reopen

The Maine Roadhouse has been renovated and freshly painted with updated flooring and fixtures in an industrial chic/farmhouse style. The bunkhouse features 16 bunks each with 10” mattresses (linens included),...

Jun 22, 2021 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Hi. I am Ada Shaw.

Hi. I am Ada Shaw.

I don’t think I’ve really introduced myself yet on this platform, but I would like this page (and all visitors) to have a clear idea of who I am and...

Jun 22, 2021 : Ada Shaw
The Virginia Triple Crown: 34 Iconic Miles of AT Backpacking

The Virginia Triple Crown: 34 Iconic Miles of AT Backpacking

Dragon’s Tooth. McAfee Knob. Tinker Cliffs. Hike all three of these spectacular destinations along the Virginia Appalachian Trail to complete the coveted Virginia Triple Crown (aka the Roanoke Triple

Jun 22, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Night Before the Colorado Trail

Night Before the Colorado Trail

 Back to the Original Plan   After day hikes on the CDT, longer day hikes in more local areas and a lot of contemplation, Also, a slight injury setback made...

Jun 22, 2021 : Chris