Coincidence? Nah! Destiny!

Coincidence? Nah! Destiny!

My Bipolar Journey I don't believe in coincidence. I'm sadly misinformed about a lot of things, mainly because my bipolar disorder distracts me, tells me lies, and keeps my mind...

Dec 4, 2019 : Beth
Trail Correspondents Episode #23 | Readjusting After a Thru-Hike

Trail Correspondents Episode #23 | Readjusting After a Thru-Hike

When prepping for a thru-hike, aspiring trekkers spend countless hours stressing the transition to their new existence, one spent on the other side of walls. Within just a few days,...

Dec 4, 2019 : Zach
REI Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide

REI Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI If you're perusing this site, chances are someone on your holiday list is thru-hiking, or you yourself are hitting a...

Dec 4, 2019 : Sponsored Post
Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Maine

Two hundred and eighty-two miles of adventure are sandwiched between New Hampshire’s Mount Success and Katahdin, the revered Northern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Many hikers consider Maine to

Dec 4, 2019 : Kelly Floro
Why It’s OK to Not Finish a Thru-Hike

Why It’s OK to Not Finish a Thru-Hike

When you enter the thru-hiking world, you can get a bit wrapped up in the push to finish the hike. This is for good reason: most of us start a...

Dec 4, 2019 : Daya
Permits on the Great Divide Trail – Part 2

Permits on the Great Divide Trail – Part 2

This is part two of an article on how to obtain permits on the Great Divide Trail (GDT). Check out part one here, which covers Waterton Lakes National Park to...

Dec 4, 2019 : Kelly McDonald
Appalachian Trail Music

Appalachian Trail Music

Every thru-hike deserves a well curated playlist. I am a believer that there is a right song for every moment, and that music enhances the human experience. Hiking the Appalachian...

Dec 3, 2019 : Meredith Mitchell
Congrats to These 2019 SOBO Finishers

Congrats to These 2019 SOBO Finishers

To all the late-season SOBOs out there, we salute you. You are the fearless ones who go against the grain and fight to finish what you set out to do....

Dec 3, 2019 : Rachel S
Blazes Are Overrated: Why I’m Hiking in Italy This Summer

Blazes Are Overrated: Why I’m Hiking in Italy This Summer

I feel like a horrible human. My cousin is getting married in Italy this July and I all I could think is why in the heck he couldn't have picked...

Dec 2, 2019 : PsuedoSloth
Dear Team, I Have Something to Tell You

Dear Team, I Have Something to Tell You

Tomorrow's a big day in my PCT preparation. It's finally time to share the news! In 12 hours, I'll be sitting at a conference table at work with my team....

Dec 2, 2019 : Stephanie Grace