Fontana Dam & The Smokies

Fontana Dam & The Smokies

          FONTANA DAM After I got back on trail from my quick detour to Trail Days, I hiked into Fontana Dam. This was such a fun...

Jun 15, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
AT (The New Era) – Roller Coaster – Journey Across 2016 – 2021 Week 14

AT (The New Era) – Roller Coaster – Journey Across 2016 – 2021 Week 14

- route 522 to Harpers Ferry MD -   Starting at dawn, 2.5 miles was travelled. A fenced area with a newer dual board bridge next to it came into...

Jun 14, 2021 : Chad Thome
Meet Scooter

Meet Scooter

I woke up this morning overlooking Compass Lake in Florida and decided that this is the time to introduce myself to you all. My trail name is Scooter (Austin Jenne)...

Jun 14, 2021 : Austin Jenne
A Twisted Obsession With Type II Fun : Why the JMT 2021

A Twisted Obsession With Type II Fun : Why the JMT 2021

So It Begins I blame Caitlin for all of this. 5 years ago, she gently bullied me into joining her husband, Mike, on a thru hike in the Eastern Sierras...

Jun 14, 2021 : Kate Rose
Hiker Dictionary Vol. 1

Hiker Dictionary Vol. 1

Hiker culture is weird. You're doing a lot of strenuous work, have either very little or way too much close human interaction, and you experience things that would never arise...

Jun 14, 2021 : Geoffrey Wistow
Franklin, Smokies, and New Friends

Franklin, Smokies, and New Friends

Writing while on the trail is hard. When you sit down, staring off into space or at a tree is very likely to consume much of your time. Tramily member...

Jun 14, 2021 : Geoffrey Wistow
Esbit 1100 Solid Fuel Backpacking Stove Review

Esbit 1100 Solid Fuel Backpacking Stove Review

The end of my backpacking season is usually marked by a bag full of spent fuel canisters. Recycling centers often don't know what to do with them, most gear outfitters...

Jun 14, 2021 : Dan Purdy
AT Days 74-77

AT Days 74-77

Port Clinton Pavilion to Allentown Shelter, 22.3 miles I slept surprisingly well inside the pavilion, and was ready to hit the trail by 7. I followed the trail to the...

Jun 14, 2021 : Max Kiel
Appalachian Trail SOBO: Mile 0-59

Appalachian Trail SOBO: Mile 0-59

The unfortunate part about hiking the Appalachian Trail Southbound is that you must begin with Mount Katahdin, or “Mother K” as the Northbounders call her. The climb up Mount Katahdin...

Jun 13, 2021 : Ellie Tillma
Superlatives: Miles 0-400

Superlatives: Miles 0-400

When it comes to writing, Charles Bukowski once said, “if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. Unless it comes unasked out of...

Jun 12, 2021 : Faith Breads