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Big Rocks, Large Rocks, Ginormous Rocks

Big Rocks, Large Rocks, Ginormous Rocks

After 1,800 miles you'd think we'd have this thing figured out, but the Appalachian Trail is fighting back, right as the finish line starts to loom. What counts as the...

Aug 14, 2018 : Sian and Dave
Bunionettes: A Lesser-Known Chronic Injury

Bunionettes: A Lesser-Known Chronic Injury

Feet are the workhorses of any long-distance undertaking. They do the lion's share of the work and take the most damage of any body part. They get cold, wet, and...

Aug 14, 2018 : Brandon Chase
The Times I Almost Quit but Didn’t

The Times I Almost Quit but Didn’t

The beginning was easy. It’s new, it’s exciting, it’s a novelty. There are times you have to work out different ways to use gear and how to hike, yet this...

Aug 13, 2018 : Jenna Petersen
Walking North: Trail Legs, Family, and Hiker Funk

Walking North: Trail Legs, Family, and Hiker Funk

But their strength is the strength of numbers and of stubbornness and persistence; do not underestimate it. – Robin McKinley Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock. With 11 states done, OneFoot reports

Aug 11, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
A Tale of a Muddy Trail, and Muddier Relationships

A Tale of a Muddy Trail, and Muddier Relationships

I have a lot of feelings about Vermont. Or rather, I had a lot of feelings in Vermont. Some were good, some were bad. Either way, I don't think I...

Aug 10, 2018 : Audrey Payne
Thoughts on Finishing My AT 2018 NOBO Thru-Hike

Thoughts on Finishing My AT 2018 NOBO Thru-Hike

It is finished. I summited Mount Katahdin on July 31 and thus brought my thru-hike to a conclusion. I was unsure how I would react upon reaching the iconic Katahdin...

Aug 9, 2018 : Rob 'Starbucks' Small
Crossing State Lines Like a SOBO; Hello, New Hampshire

Crossing State Lines Like a SOBO; Hello, New Hampshire

Day 26: Mile 256.9 to Mile 264.9 Somebody told the mountains they could be anything when they grew up, so they grew up to be jungle gyms. Ladders going up....

Aug 8, 2018 : Amie Spring
Third Time’s a Charm Through Mahoosuc Notch

Third Time’s a Charm Through Mahoosuc Notch

I cannot help but laugh as I get a bit stuck coming through a tight spot in Mahoosuc Notch. It was fun, but also the most difficult hiking I’ve ever...

Aug 8, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Connecticut, Massachusetts: Gateways to the North

Connecticut, Massachusetts: Gateways to the North

Connecticut and Massachusetts were a bit of a blur, though both perfectly lovely states to hike through, and nice gateways to the north. Connecticut only boasts about 50 miles of...

Aug 7, 2018 : Audrey Payne
AT. SOBO. Thru-Hike. Nope.

AT. SOBO. Thru-Hike. Nope.

If you’ve watched the 1989 thriller Dead Calm, specifically the scene where actor Billy Zane’s character desperately abandons his sinking schooner to clamber aboard the serene yacht Saracen, you’ll

Aug 7, 2018 : Christy Kintzel