Sleeping Pad Dreams Do Come True

It has happened at last.  The thing we have been wishing and praying for.  A gear company has finally come out with a lightweight double sleeping pad.  This is not a joke, I repeat, this is not a joke. A couple of days ago we discovered that Exped had released the SynMat Hyperlite Duo Sleeping […]

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Remembering Kokopelli

Kokopelli is the fertility god of many Southwest Native American Cultures.  He oversees childbirth and crops.  He is a trickster.  He is music.  When I was little my grandparents bought me a subscription to Muse, a magazine for children that focused on science, history and art.  Different muses from history appeared in the margins of […]

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You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

These are some of the questions we are commonly asked about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. What is the PCT? In general, about half the people we talk to have no idea what the PCT is.  Some people have a vague understanding or have heard the name but don’t know much more than that.  I usual […]

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The Appalachian Money Club

  *Disclaimer: The Appalachian Mountain Club is a thruhikers worst enemy because our priorities are completely different. They’ve been in control of the White Mountains since before the AT even existed and they are a bunch of money grubbing, greedy, exclusive… you get the point. And thus, it seems like they have the ATC completely by […]

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The Long Trail

Whew, it’s been a long time! We apologize profusley for our absence but man is it hard to find a computer much less the time to write. Have we got news for you! Since we wrote last… when was it? Great Barrington? Well, since we last graced the interwebs with our presence we have traveled […]

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Guest Post: Mama Falkenburg

  By Cheryl Falkenburg When Arlene and I were planning our hike with Lindsey and Kyle on the Appalachian Trail, we might have envisioned leisurely “Walk in the Woods” type days through bucolic meadows, pausing on top of peaceful mountains to enjoy the sweeping vistas of green rolling hills; and ending our thirteen mile day […]

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The Big Apple

A few days ago we crossed the boarder into New York and to what we hoped would be a new landscape, new terrain, new something… What did change right away was the trail building, our second day into New York was probably one of the hardest days, physically, on the trail. It was straight up […]

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Birthday Surprise!

We’ve had quite a few people asking (again) how they can send us something. They must have missed the first opportunity but don’t worry, we are willing to give you another opportunity! And with my birthday coming up on the twenty second we think its a perfect time. So, if you are one of those […]

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Pennsylvania’s Inferno

When Kyle and I crossed the state line from Pennsylvania into New Jersey we were tempted to take a blood oath never to return. You may think I am being dramatic and many Pennsylvanians might protest, claiming that they live in a lovely state! That may be true but the Appalachian Trail tells a different […]

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