Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

It's that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer,...

Aug 21, 2017 : Ben Barrett
The Holy Grail of Hiking Lotteries: The Wave

The Holy Grail of Hiking Lotteries: The Wave

Nestled inside the  This is the room where so many corral to see if their dream comes true. Pro tip: Since the difficulty of obtaining a permit for The Wave ranks...

Aug 20, 2017 : Hashtag
Well-I’m-in-New-York to Bennington Scorecard

Well-I’m-in-New-York to Bennington Scorecard

Hello all! Today marks an unusual blog in that it is the first one since before I set foot on the approach trail that's being typed on an actual computer...

Aug 20, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Oregon Smells Like Dirt Tans and Wild Fires: PCT Part 5

Oregon Smells Like Dirt Tans and Wild Fires: PCT Part 5

Sorry for the delay, y'all. I was having a love affair with Oregon. Not everyone feels this way, but I had a real blast with the trail in this state. ...

Aug 20, 2017 : Henry Slocum
Q&A post-California

Q&A post-California

A little late but as promised, here's a list of some questions and answers we've been asked during our time hiking through California. I'm working away at an Oregon update...

Aug 20, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
What’s in a Trail Name?

What’s in a Trail Name?

I had heard all sorts of things about trail names before beginning to hike the Appalachian Trail. "I wonder what name I will have bestowed upon me?" Then I met...

Aug 20, 2017 : Megan Landstine
It’s getting existential and daydreamy out here in NorCal

It’s getting existential and daydreamy out here in NorCal

So let's not be negative but let's be honest: Nobody really wants to read about my day-to-day out here. Trust me. I'm just not great at listing out what I've...

Aug 19, 2017 : Lauren Hafley
Inside the Mind of This Thru-Hiker on a Typical Day

Inside the Mind of This Thru-Hiker on a Typical Day

A New Day, the Best of Intentions.     Okay, up and at 'em!  A new day on the AT and it looks like beautiful weather.   I'd love to get 20 miles done today if I...

Aug 19, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Well, I’m Not Dead Yet

Well, I’m Not Dead Yet

On to Massachusetts!

Aug 19, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
PCT Chapter 2: Full Dis-Fire-Closure

PCT Chapter 2: Full Dis-Fire-Closure

A big part of the reason for SOBO thru-hiking the PCT instead of going the more conventional NOBO route, was that I wanted a continuous trek. This year, only a...

Aug 19, 2017 : Zach