Section Hikers: Backpacking’s Unsung Heros

Section Hikers: Backpacking’s Unsung Heros

​Every year, thousands of hikers start their journey down the Appalachian Trail -- each hopeful to earn the title of “thru hiker” within a few month's time. While roughly 600...

Jun 20, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

Considerations Before Taking Your Dog on Your Thru-Hike

There tends to be a pretty negative reaction when people ask about bringing their dog on a thru-hike. It’s not necessarily that dogs are incapable of thru-hiking, more than many...

Jun 20, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Day Nine: The Glittered Road to Albert Mountain

Day Nine: The Glittered Road to Albert Mountain

The storm is over. For now. Today's breakfast is one my favorites: Biscuits and gravy. Dad and I were both supposed to enjoy them but Dad took one bite and...

Jun 19, 2018 : Josh Johnson
Dress Rehearsal was Wet, But Didn’t Dampen my Spirits

Dress Rehearsal was Wet, But Didn’t Dampen my Spirits

19 days until go time! I have been doing day hikes like crazy, so physically, I'm in great shape! I have 90% of my gear purchased and laying on the...

Jun 18, 2018 : Rochelle Sorenson
The Trail Always Provides: Blackberries, Trail Magic and Family

The Trail Always Provides: Blackberries, Trail Magic and Family

“Happiness is not a goal. It's a by-product of a life well lived.” ― Shenandoah National Park.  OneFoot absolutely loved this section of the trail.  After two days of rain, he experienced...

Jun 18, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Be Prepared to Change

Mailbag with Jennifer Pharr Davis: Be Prepared to Change

The Trek Editor’s Note Welcome to Mailbag with The Pursuit of Endurance is available now, and you can find upcoming book tour events newest book. Question: Hi Jen! AT 2016'er here. A lot...

Jun 18, 2018 : Jennifer Pharr Davis
PCT update J

PCT update J

Below is my update video from section J. I am in Chester, CA and have officially passed the 1/2 way point. J covers Sonora pass to Echo Lake. Thanks for...

Jun 17, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Woah, We’re Halfway There!

Woah, We’re Halfway There!

As I hiked into Harpers Ferry yesterday I tried to make sense of all the emotions flooding my brain. So, as I sit in a cozy bed at my friend...

Jun 17, 2018 : Mackenzie
CDT Part 3: Goodbye New Mexico

CDT Part 3: Goodbye New Mexico

  It's been longer than I planned to get this post up, service and internet through Southern Colorado has been pretty lacking. So without further ado, the end of New...

Jun 17, 2018 : Megan McGowan
My first PCT black bear encounter.. audio Clipz

My first PCT black bear encounter.. audio Clipz

Here’s some thoughts I had after running into my first black bear all alone on trail. It was a sow and two cubs about 15 ft off trail!

Jun 17, 2018 : Olympia