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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
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
April, I’m on My Way

April, I’m on My Way

As I spend an evening inside writing my first blog post, my thoughts were inspired by the one show that never fails to make me chuckle. So, here’s to an...

Dec 1, 2019 : Justine
Information Meltdown: How Much Is Too Much?

Information Meltdown: How Much Is Too Much?

RED ALERT RED ALERT SYSTEM MELTDOWN IMMINENT......... What’s up fellow walkers of long distances? Is your brain on information overload too??? Bout to blow? You are not alone!

Nov 29, 2019 : Jess
All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Carbon Z’s

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Carbon Z’s

Dear Santa... Santa Claus: And what do you want for Christmas? Me: I want official Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z lightweight 9 ounce, 100% carbon fiber, trekking poles! Santa Claus:...

Nov 26, 2019 : Emily and Parkes
Casa de Luna to Idyllwild: In Which It Was Very, Very Windy

Casa de Luna to Idyllwild: In Which It Was Very, Very Windy

I couldn't think of how to intro this retroactive recap blog, so I read through some old blogs to see how I had been doing it. Turns out, I started...

Nov 25, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Can a Thru-Hike Change You Even Before You Hike?

Can a Thru-Hike Change You Even Before You Hike?

I think most of us can agree that most thru-hikers experience some positive effects after their hike. A sense of confidence that they can accomplish anything. An appreciation of simpler...

Nov 21, 2019 : Lance Goehring
My Journey from Polo to YOLO

My Journey from Polo to YOLO

Change #1 It was senior year of high school, Lil Wayne was blaring through the speakers of my Chevy HHR as I drove to my private Christian school. Something was...

Nov 18, 2019 : Emily and Parkes
PCT-Inspired Playlists

PCT-Inspired Playlists

A few years ago, I was passing through Death Valley in late January. While I was at the visitors center, I asked the ranger about trail conditions on Wildrose Peak....

Nov 18, 2019 : Richard Humphreys
Pride is the Heaviest Thing You Don’t Know You’re Carrying

Pride is the Heaviest Thing You Don’t Know You’re Carrying

My pack was too heavy. My midsection was too puffy. But what happens when the heaviest thing you're carrying with you on a thru-hike is your pride?

Nov 18, 2019 : Sarah Rogers