Big Bear, big beers, big breakfasts, big pine cones – Days 16-18

Big Bear, big beers, big breakfasts, big pine cones – Days 16-18

DAY 16 Mileage: 251.0 - 266.1 Today is TOWN DAY! Woke up at 4:30 am and were hiking by 5:02. Instead of watching the morning cartoons and eating a bowl...

Jun 19, 2019 : Kelsey & Cody
Me, My Phone, and a Hard Place

Me, My Phone, and a Hard Place

I knew a climb was coming just ahead on yet another hot one in the desert. I still had a day to get to Warner Pass and the heat was...

Jun 19, 2019 : Daya
Day 7 – Day 10: Night Hiking, Wind Farms, and MAGIC

Day 7 – Day 10: Night Hiking, Wind Farms, and MAGIC

Night Hiking Round II Day 7 - Hiker Town and Highway 138 to Trail Sign (mi 517.6 - mi 529.3) Night hiking AGAIN. We were hiking through the aqueduct for...

Jun 18, 2019 : Cecelia Taylor
The Superior Hiking Trail: My gear for a July thru hike

The Superior Hiking Trail: My gear for a July thru hike

I’ve been weeding, both figuratively and literally. Preparing to leave in less than two weeks and getting all the little things done, like yard work. I’m taking less gear and...

Jun 18, 2019 : Eric Rimel
The 10 Commandments of Thru-Hiking

The 10 Commandments of Thru-Hiking

I wasn’t sent down the river in a basket as a baby, and I definitely haven’t led anyone on this thru-hike— but after 40 days and nights in the desert I’ve...

Jun 18, 2019 : Elise Ott
A Few of my Favorite Things: zeros, canyon, and breakfast

A Few of my Favorite Things: zeros, canyon, and breakfast

Admission: I’m a proud member of Team Double Zero! I love having one day to do town chores and one day to be absolutely lazy! So when Krafty suggested we...

Jun 18, 2019 : Elysha Dyer
The best way to get lost in the Green Mountains

The best way to get lost in the Green Mountains

I was on the trail and then I wasn’t. There were no blazes in sight, no hikers either, and no clear path forward. This was not at all how I’d...

Jun 18, 2019 : Will Krakow
What to expect on the AT through Vermont

What to expect on the AT through Vermont

There was no shortage of signs that announced my arrival in Vermont. The first and most obvious was, of course, the VT/MA state line sign, a big wooden placard bearing...

Jun 18, 2019 : Will Krakow
Weeks 2-3: Warner Springs to Big Bear

Weeks 2-3: Warner Springs to Big Bear

Days Eight and Nine: Forced Zero Days Hanging out at my aunt's was ideal, but the state of my feet was less than ideal. My body needed the rest. I...

Jun 17, 2019 : Kate Hill
A Morning on Forester

A Morning on Forester

Miles 702.2 to 788.5, Kennedy Meadows to Bullfrog Lake. All you have to do is take one more step. My world shrinks to the size of that thought and nothing...

Jun 17, 2019 : Mitch Baertlein