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Making It Work

Making It Work

We feel incredibly lucky to be able to piece together any kind of long distance hiking this season. In all probability, we will NOT be able to thru-hike the entirety...

Jul 4, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Keeping the Dream Alive

Keeping the Dream Alive

When faced with a dilemma or possible life-threatening situation, you can do one of three things. Adapt (Change/Modify/Evolve) Migrate (Move) Die (also known as Give Up) Regardless of the

Jun 9, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Every year, millions of people step onto the country’s long-distance trails, but this year many sections of the AT, PCT, and CDT remain dormant. The disappointing start to the 2020...

May 14, 2020 : Alex Murphy
Post (poned) Trail Depression

Post (poned) Trail Depression

Not at all. Just a little. Somewhat. Moderately. Quite a lot. Very much.  These are all scalable answers to online survey questions one can take to see if one might...

Apr 8, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
4 Shorter Hikes on My Short List in Uncertain Times

4 Shorter Hikes on My Short List in Uncertain Times

I got an email from the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) yesterday asking people to postpone, cancel, or stop hiking the Oregon Desert Trail because of COVID-19. Not two weeks...

Mar 27, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Don’t Hike, But Still Dream

Don’t Hike, But Still Dream

We all must be feeling a little down or unsure at the moment. The plans and dreams we have, or had, have been changed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The...

Mar 19, 2020 : Jeff Podmayer
Insert Trail Name … Here

Insert Trail Name … Here

No matter the trail, its location or length, the dynamic of planning is still the same. You have to go through your gear. Make decisions on what to bring (or...

Mar 18, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
HIIT Me Baby… One More Time

HIIT Me Baby… One More Time

Proper care and maintenance of our bodies enables us to do the things we do, in spite of ourselves. At one of my pre-trail (HIIT) workouts, our "youthful" trainer was...

Mar 10, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Sweating the Small Stuff, Thru-Hiker Style

Sweating the Small Stuff, Thru-Hiker Style

Often it is the small stuff, like a hot meal, dry socks, and especially a good night's sleep that can make or break your hike.  For us, attention to small...

Feb 27, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed
Continental Divide Trail – 2020

Continental Divide Trail – 2020

Embrace the What?! Embrace the brutality! Yep, I said it.  Of all the trails that make up the Triple Crown of thru-hiking, the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is supposedly the...

Feb 21, 2020 : Dee - OneSpeed