Inspiration

Pennsylvania: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Pennsylvania: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

If you are a frequent reader of my posts, then you know that I am a huge fan of Pennsylvania hiking. With that being said, after hiking all 250 miles...

Jun 22, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Why Go SOBO: Perks to Going Against the Flow

Why Go SOBO: Perks to Going Against the Flow

Only 12 percent of all Appalachian Trail thru-hikers last year hiked southbound from Maine to Georgia, and roughly only 1,500 thru-hikers have ever completed a southbound hike in the entire history

Jun 19, 2017 : Emily
New Jersey: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

New Jersey: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Being from the Philly area, there is a small bit of rivalry between PA and NJ, so it kills me to admit that Jersey has been one of my favorite...

Jun 7, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
The Triple Crown of Backpacking: A “Mini” Version

The Triple Crown of Backpacking: A “Mini” Version

When many readers of this site think about taking a thru-hike, I imagine they dream about completing one of the “big three” of America’s long trails: The Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest...

Jun 5, 2017 : Jim Rahtz
Inspiration: The Story of Flower and Poptart’s PCT Record Attempt

Inspiration: The Story of Flower and Poptart’s PCT Record Attempt

Day 15. Mile 369. Why on earth are you hiking 2,659 miles? A classic question posed to every PCT hiker. Sometimes hikers keep their answers simple. Something along the lines of...

Jun 4, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Posts from the #PacificCrestTrail

Thru-hiking season is in full throttle on the #PCT! And there are some great photos floating around thanks to all the hikers out there! Unfortunately, if you are reading this...

Jun 4, 2017 : Mackenzie Findeisen
4 Things Female Thru-Hikers Need to Hear

4 Things Female Thru-Hikers Need to Hear

Dear Female Thru-Hikers, In 2016, I hiked the Appalachian Trail and became apparent of how my gender played a role in how my abilities were perceived. Although I hiked with my best...

May 27, 2017 : Danielle
What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

Two weeks before finishing my flip-flop through-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a day hiker I didn't know stopped me on the trail. "I know you! Ninja Hoops! I've been following your

May 24, 2017 : Janel Healy
Tahoe Rim Trail: 170 Miles Around—Yep—Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Rim Trail: 170 Miles Around—Yep—Lake Tahoe

Length: 170 Miles Location: Encircling Lake Tahoe through the Sierras in both California and Nevada. Trail Type: Loop Scenery: The trail has daily mountain views, numerous small alpine lakes, and

May 18, 2017 : Jim Rahtz
A Love Letter for My Students for the Wilderness

A Love Letter for My Students for the Wilderness

I am taking a momentary step-away from my classroom for several weeks this fall as I do a southbound traverse of the Appalachian Trail.  Although this journey is one for...

May 8, 2017 : Forrest Radarian