Outdoor Therapy: Navy Veteran Turns To Hiking

Outdoor Therapy: Navy Veteran Turns To Hiking

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. - José Narosky One third of returning OIF/OEF veterans report suffering from problems with mental health One fourth report suffering from substance

Jun 25, 2019 : Sweet Monkey
The Section of Passes

The Section of Passes

788.5-801.2 Kearsarge and Glen Pass I awoke for the second time on this trip from the comfort of a pit toilet. Debbie, a trail angel in Bishop, had given us...

Jun 25, 2019 : Mitch Baertlein
Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Conservation and sustainability become more mainstream each year as US produced 6,457 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent, and US manufacturing is estimated to close to a $900-billion industry

Jun 25, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
What the Long Trail Taught Me

What the Long Trail Taught Me

First and foremost it taught me that we all walk for different reasons and our paths are all different lengths. We may all walk the same trail but our experiences...

Jun 25, 2019 : Socked In
The End Of The Desert

The End Of The Desert

What a momentous few hundred miles it's been! Back on Trail I returned to the trail at the Acton KOA and hiked to Hiker Heaven, a trail angel's house that...

Jun 25, 2019 : Austin Kindig
I Quit Four Days into My Thru-Hike

I Quit Four Days into My Thru-Hike

I hate the word quit, because it didn't feel like I quit anything. It feels like I simply shifted course. That I got what I needed to get out of...

Jun 25, 2019 : Socked In
An Ode to Pennsylvania (That’s Not an Ode at All)

An Ode to Pennsylvania (That’s Not an Ode at All)

Oh Pennsylvania. You were no fun and from you I now shall run to New Jersey. All the hikers you seemed to mock, "try and get through all this rock."...

Jun 25, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
I Walked 500 More

I Walked 500 More

Time is weird on the trail. Well, time is weird anyway. But when you measure your life in days and miles, time gets even stranger. Maybe one day this won't be surprising...

Jun 25, 2019 : Sarahmarie Specht-Bird
One Month Trail-a-Versary

One Month Trail-a-Versary

On June 23 we hit our one month on trail, and here are some of our statistics for anyone that likes numbers. There are also several fun facts added in...

Jun 24, 2019 : Kelsey & Cody
And Before the Beginning, Some Things Have to Come to a Close

And Before the Beginning, Some Things Have to Come to a Close

The End Before the Beginning I have never been away from my home for more than four weeks at a time. Four weeks isn’t an insignificant amount of time, but...

Jun 24, 2019 : Savannah Fredericks