How I Went From Hiking Out of Town in the Morning to Sitting On a Flight Home That Same Night, Plus Other On-Trail Stories from Weeks 1 and 2

How I Went From Hiking Out of Town in the Morning to Sitting On a Flight Home That Same Night, Plus Other On-Trail Stories from Weeks 1 and 2

Getting off trail, a gear failure, finding cool spots, and other stories from my first two weeks of this Appalachian Trail section in Pennsylvania.

May 9, 2021 : Sarah Lesiecki
Waking Up (Days 23-29, Big Bear to Wrightwood)

Waking Up (Days 23-29, Big Bear to Wrightwood)

Day 23 Start: Highway 18 / Big BearEnd: Holcomb CreekPCT Miles Hikes Today: 19.8 Big Bear was another awesome trail down - though quite a bit bigger than Idyllwild, we...

May 9, 2021 : Vinny Tagliatela
The Why – Week 2

The Why – Week 2

Leaving Warner Springs, the site of my first resupply, was a strange experience for me. I had survived my first week, picked up my first package, and in an afternoon...

May 8, 2021 : Becca Mickley
A Big Milestone: AT Days 39 & 40

A Big Milestone: AT Days 39 & 40

Lee Highway to Chestnut Knob Shelter, 24.1 miles Trail Candy and I took our first crack at attempting to hitch-hike back to where the AT crosses Lee Highway 10 miles...

May 7, 2021 : Max Kiel
The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Sandbox: Campo to Warner Springs

The Feels Wow. It’s finally happening. It’s not going to begin and it’s not finished. It’s in the present. I am a PCT thru-hiker. A very novice one, but I’m...

May 6, 2021 : Daniel Gerken
First 2021 Update: Inside My Mind After Two Weeks on Trail

First 2021 Update: Inside My Mind After Two Weeks on Trail

What’s gone on in my head so far during my first two weeks of hiking the AT in 2021 in Pennsylvania.

May 6, 2021 : Sarah Lesiecki
I Hope You Like Rollercoasters

I Hope You Like Rollercoasters

The trailiversary that wasn't. It is May 4th 2021; a year ago today I was supposed to start hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I have been dreaming about and planning...

May 5, 2021 : Kevin Neft
And Then God Said, “Let’s Liven Things Up A Bit”

And Then God Said, “Let’s Liven Things Up A Bit”

Perhaps I was becoming too content. The weather coming out of Hot Springs on Saturday was perfect, my belly was full, and the view of the French Broad River picture...

May 5, 2021 : Jennifer Kimble
The One Where I Wind Up Mostly Dead [AT mile 344.2-470.4]

The One Where I Wind Up Mostly Dead [AT mile 344.2-470.4]

Day 33: 12.4 miles from Erwin, TN to a campsite near USFS 230 Day 34: 13.9 miles to Clyde Smith Shelter Day 35: 10 miles to Carvers Gap Day 36:...

May 5, 2021 : Ann Marie White
Sand to Snow on the PCT – Day 11-14

Sand to Snow on the PCT – Day 11-14

Day 11 - We got up a bit earlier than normal to tackle the long uphill miles before the day gets hot. It was dark and cool weaving through the...

May 5, 2021 : Jennifer Foster