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Do I Have a Shopping Problem?

Do I Have a Shopping Problem?

I hate shopping! I am 26 years old and my mom still buys my underwear. Every Christmas, I have three pairs of American Eagle boxers waiting for me in my...

Dec 12, 2019 : Caleb
Post-Trail Depression 2018; Plans for a Better 2020

Post-Trail Depression 2018; Plans for a Better 2020

I can only guess what post-trail depression feels like for those who complete their hike. What I do know is that a premature end to my hike in 2018 definitely...

Dec 11, 2019 : Gracetopher Kirk
How the Trail Provides in Real Life

How the Trail Provides in Real Life

When I was 20 years old and in college, I discovered what the Appalachian Trail was, and I immediately knew that thru-hiking it was an immediate goal of mine. At...

Dec 8, 2019 : Shaggy
Why I’m not Hiking the Te Araroa Trail

Why I’m not Hiking the Te Araroa Trail

Or the why I chose the Pacific Crest Trail.  I have gotten the question many times over, with being in New Zealand. “Why aren’t hiking the Te Araroa (TA)?” The...

Dec 7, 2019 : Kevin Neft
Dirtbag Dictionary for Dummies

Dirtbag Dictionary for Dummies

Hiker Trash Talk As a thru-hiker newbie, I was unaware of trail “lingo” in the early planning stages as I am a Pacific Crest Trail hopeful. As I write and...

Dec 6, 2019 : Emily and Parkes
Resupply Strategy – Food on the Trail

Resupply Strategy – Food on the Trail

Planning your resupply boxes for a thru-hike can seem overwhelming. I had a simple approach and I am going to tell you (post-trail) what worked for me and what didn’t.

Dec 6, 2019 : Laura Garcia
Why It’s OK to Not Finish a Thru-Hike

Why It’s OK to Not Finish a Thru-Hike

When you enter the thru-hiking world, you can get a bit wrapped up in the push to finish the hike. This is for good reason: most of us start a...

Dec 4, 2019 : Daya
Dear Team, I Have Something to Tell You

Dear Team, I Have Something to Tell You

Tomorrow's a big day in my PCT preparation. It's finally time to share the news! In 12 hours, I'll be sitting at a conference table at work with my team....

Dec 2, 2019 : Stephanie Grace
April, I’m on My Way

April, I’m on My Way

As I spend an evening inside writing my first blog post, my thoughts were inspired by the one show that never fails to make me chuckle. So, here’s to an...

Dec 1, 2019 : Justine
Information Meltdown: How Much Is Too Much?

Information Meltdown: How Much Is Too Much?

RED ALERT RED ALERT SYSTEM MELTDOWN IMMINENT......... What’s up fellow walkers of long distances? Is your brain on information overload too??? Bout to blow? You are not alone!

Nov 29, 2019 : Jess