The Story Is in the Pictures

The Story Is in the Pictures

Learning from the Past My university is allowing me to attempt an AT thru-hike if I can directly tie it to the research I conduct as a professor. Some of...

Oct 14, 2019 : Marshall
This Really Is Real Life

This Really Is Real Life

Officially Two-Thirds of the Way Completed! I was telling my Nana that I was struggling trying to write another blog. She, being the trail-wise lady that she is now, threw...

Oct 13, 2019 : Logan Roark
Sunny Moments, Cloudy Days, and Silver Linings on the Roller Coaster

Sunny Moments, Cloudy Days, and Silver Linings on the Roller Coaster

Sunny Moments When I was a competitive runner, I enjoyed a lot of modest success. In high school, I earned All-State and All-Conference honors as a runner. I was voted...

Oct 12, 2019 : Marshall
50 Shades of Graying

50 Shades of Graying

Or more precisely, 53 and graying. Let’s start this adventure with an intro and a short, lighthearted post. I’m sure things are gonna get heavy (literally and figuratively) in the...

Oct 12, 2019 : Mags on the Trail
Walking Home: From Gorham, NH, to Monson, ME

Walking Home: From Gorham, NH, to Monson, ME

"Walking home, huh?" Though I always responded with a chuckle and a nod, I resisted the near-overwhelming urge to roll my eyes. From day one, I've been hearing the "walking...

Oct 12, 2019 : Sean Speckin
Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Fall is here, which means hiking season is fading into eating season. For those of us who will be dreaming of warmer trails and longer miles, it can be a...

Oct 11, 2019 : The Editors
Hiden Orientations

Hiden Orientations

"Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have nature and that is much better." ~Juha Väätäinen 🇫🇮 Gold medalist 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter,  1971 European Championships   Once a

Oct 11, 2019 : Marshall
Goodbye, Colorado

Goodbye, Colorado

James Peak - 10/09/19 Yesterday was our final day in Colorado. I have been bouncing around this beautiful state for just over three years, and my husband has been in...

Oct 11, 2019 : Alicia Pacalo
Trail Correspondents Episode #19 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents Episode #19 | The Mental Grind

Although a half year backpacking trip is a physical grind, this is not the most challenging part of a thru-hike.  Apologies for sounding like a broken record, but as you...

Oct 11, 2019 : Zach
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s End of Season Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s End of Season Sale

Summer has come to a close (and winter has arrived in certain parts of the country) which means REI is clearing out their shelves to make room for the cold-weather...

Oct 11, 2019 : Sponsored Post