Introducing: Te Araroa, New Zealand’s Trail

Introducing: Te Araroa, New Zealand’s Trail

Kia ora tātou. Hello and Welcome! My name is Dan, and I'm a Kiwi (not the fruit - a person from New Zealand), and this year I'm going to attempt...

Jun 26, 2017 : Daniel Sanson
Getting Clean…Bag Bath

Getting Clean…Bag Bath

26 June 2017 Zeroing in Missouri... T minus 15 days to Katahdin Time is slowly passing as I wait for my 9 July flight to Maine and my 11 July...

Jun 26, 2017 : Larry
Harpers Ferry (June 13)

Harpers Ferry (June 13)

Tonight I am bothered by the bugs for the first time since I began the trip.  I think that is pretty darn lucky.  I've had over two months relatively bug...

Jun 26, 2017 : Katie Eckman
What I Will Do Differently Next Time

What I Will Do Differently Next Time

I have now attempted to hike the PCT twice this year, but they say the third time is a charm. For my third attempt, I've decided to do things differently....

Jun 26, 2017 : Annette
10 things I learned in the first 10% of the Appalachian Trail

10 things I learned in the first 10% of the Appalachian Trail

In honor of finishing my first 220 miles of the trail, I decided to share one thing I learned for each percentage of the trail I have finished so far!...

Jun 26, 2017 : Naomi Manaster
Welcome to the Sierra

Welcome to the Sierra

Ok, Kennedy was supposed to be the beginning of the Sierra. And it was, with the meadows and snow covered peaks in the distance, but we didn't have to ford...

Jun 26, 2017 : Linnea Delucchi
The Questions

The Questions

Acronym Party Because there ain't no party like an acronym party, the PCT is chock full of them. Let's learn! The PCT is - yep, you guessed it - the...

Jun 25, 2017 : Kate Bradley
The Best Thru Hiking Tents of 2017

The Best Thru Hiking Tents of 2017

A hiker's choice of shelter is an entirely personal decision. Solo hikers who value space over weight often opt for a two-person freestanding tent, which allows livable space for hiker-plus-gear.

Jun 25, 2017 : The Editors
The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

Some of you may recall the 1974 book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig. If not, the play on my title...

Jun 25, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Ace: A Woman of Dogged Determination

Ace: A Woman of Dogged Determination

As Dad (what soon became his trail name after summiting Katahdin) and I stumbled into Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to, we were greeted by my mother, Ace. She had brought food...

Jun 25, 2017 : Keckeley Habel