Visions of Maine: 14 Incredible Photographs from the Appalachian Trail

Visions of Maine: 14 Incredible Photographs from the Appalachian Trail

“The tops of mountains are among the unfinished parts of the globe, whither it is a slight insult to the gods to climb and pry into their secrets, and try...

Apr 20, 2018 : Chris Bennett
Why My Alcohol Stove Didn’t Work on the PCT

Why My Alcohol Stove Didn’t Work on the PCT

When I started planning for my PCT hike in 2018 I really wanted to use a lot of the same gear I used for my AT thru-hike in 2017.  For...

Apr 20, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Perseverance, Community Overcome Trail Adversity

Perseverance, Community Overcome Trail Adversity

Hot Springs, N.C., to Damascus Va. April 8 to 19, days 26 to 37 Somehow it’s already day 37 of this journey and 12 days have passed since I’ve posted....

Apr 20, 2018 : Pete Bromen
Little Toe, Big Problem

Little Toe, Big Problem

My first two days on the trail were, let's call them, eventful. I've been an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast since spring break camping trips as a kid, so I...

Apr 19, 2018 : Rachel Poole
500 Miles Behind Us, a Lot of Great Times Ahead

500 Miles Behind Us, a Lot of Great Times Ahead

Dear dedicated, avid, and frequently reminding reader (aka Mum), please find below our latest blog post. Sorry it's been so long. It does feel like there's a lot to catch...

Apr 19, 2018 : Sian and Dave
Bring on the Virginia Blues

Bring on the Virginia Blues

I'm in my home state! I was ecstatic on Wednesday, April 18, when I crossed the boundary line from Tennessee to Virginia. Virginia is the state that contains the longest...

Apr 19, 2018 : Victor Perrotti
Trail Correspondents Episode #4: The First Week on Trail (Part I)

Trail Correspondents Episode #4: The First Week on Trail (Part I)

Episode number 4 of our Trail Correspondents series comes directly from the trail!  Our hikers were tasked with interviewing a fellow thru-hiker about their first impressions of their

Apr 19, 2018 : Zach
Rain, Wind, Snow, and the Little Piggy that Cried All the Way

Rain, Wind, Snow, and the Little Piggy that Cried All the Way

“Mile 301.4 to mile 316.9.  Rain was the word of the day for all 15 miles.  I busted my ass to get a shelter spot and it worked.  It’s absolutely...

Apr 19, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Plan Your Dive, Dive Your Plan

Plan Your Dive, Dive Your Plan

At 6:30 a.m., the sound of the storm drags me from under the thin film of sleep I have struggled to wrap myself in all night. In my sleep, I...

Apr 19, 2018 : Evan Johnson
These Days

These Days

I get a lot of questions on what a typical day on trail is like so I have decided to do a breakdown of my daily routine on trail. 7-7:45...

Apr 19, 2018 : Mackenzie