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How To Support Your Thru-Hiking Friend

How To Support Your Thru-Hiking Friend

If you know someone thru-hiking, you probably know that it is a major undertaking, not just of time, but resources. Not just money. It’s planning, coordinating; it can be a...

Oct 27, 2021 : Janine
The Desert: Long Water Hauls and Road Walks

The Desert: Long Water Hauls and Road Walks

My first section into the desert! There are long water carries but beautiful sunsets as I hike from Kennedy Meadows South to Tehachapi. I’m so thankful to all of the...

Oct 25, 2021 : Morgan Balog
Finishing the Sierras!

Finishing the Sierras!

I’m so happy I was able to finish the Sierras! It was weird to be a flip-flopper for a moment. But thankfully I did it this way, because a few...

Oct 25, 2021 : Morgan Balog
At Least I Got the Sierras Done…

At Least I Got the Sierras Done…

I’m 98 days into my SOBO thru-hike, and there are many things I’m proud of: I was able to walk continuously through Washington and Oregon.  I’ve been able to enjoy...

Oct 24, 2021 : Janine
Entering The Parks

Entering The Parks

My Trek from Bishop Pass to Kennedy Meadows South This is a weird one. I’m continuing my day count from Bishop Pass and not including my many off days due...

Oct 15, 2021 : Morgan Balog
“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”

“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.”

I’m a big fan of Rumi. He got it. He captured exactly what hiking this thru-hike is for me, and something I have to remind myself often. Yet, before one...

Oct 12, 2021 : Janine
Closing Thoughts (October 11)

Closing Thoughts (October 11)

Almost a month since finishing the trail, and what sticks with me?  Mostly an overwhelming sense of gratitude that I was able to go out on this journey. I feel...

Oct 12, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Making Peace (September 16 and Ever Onward)

Making Peace (September 16 and Ever Onward)

The goal of this day was to hitch with another hiker from Winthrop, westward over the Cascade Range, to Seattle.  We were fortunate, and caught two rides with relative ease,...

Oct 12, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Finish (September 14-15)

Finish (September 14-15)

September 14.  Early morning.  I heard two of my friends whispering to each other and laughing this morning, so I unzipped my tent door and looked out to a beautiful...

Oct 12, 2021 : Katie Eckman
Closer: Stehekin to Hart’s Pass (September 11-13)

Closer: Stehekin to Hart’s Pass (September 11-13)

September 11.  Stehekin.  This morning I walked the two miles from the camping area to the famed Stehekin bakery, instead of waiting an hour for the 0800 shuttle.  Some hikers...

Oct 10, 2021 : Katie Eckman