Sawyer Squeeze Filter – Review, Information, Modification

One thing is for certain, if you are out hiking for longer than a day you will need to deal with gathering, treating, and storing water. You need a water system and the Sawyer Squeeze filter is one of the most popular clean water solutions for the long distance hiker....

Now you see us, now you don’t.

Weight loss on the Appalachian Trail This was taken the day before we left to travel to the start of the Appalachian Trail (approximately March 19th, 2017): Now you don't...This was taken the day we got home from the Appalachian Trail (4 days after summiting Mt....

Post Trail Life

Hello friends! Sunsets and I have been home for 2 1/2 weeks now, since summiting Mt. Katahdin. It’s still weird to say those words – WE SUMMITED MT. KATAHDIN! Here's a few initial thoughts we have on being back in "real life:" Sleeping in a real bed feels AMAZING, and...

Day 179 – Summit Day!

You guys... we did it!! KatahDONE!! 2,189.8 miles 179 days, just shy of 6 months March 22 - September 16 Georgia to Maine Wow - what a beautiful, breathtaking, hard, courageous adventure. Thank you ALL for following and supporting us with your positive comments and...

Days 173-178

Day 173 (Sep. 10th) - 14.3 miles - start of 100 mile wilderness! Had amazing breakfast at Shaw's, and got to trail by 8:45. Hard, hard day with countless PUD's (pointless ups and downs), major roots, rocks and mud. Steep downhills. We hurt (knees and feet)! Camped at...

Days 170-172

Day 170 (Sep. 7th) - O miles / zero day. Much needed day off. Will head out tomorrow (rain in pm expected) and be to Monson by Saturday night (more rain on Sat). Will stay at Shaw's in Monson, resupply, and then hope to start the 100 Mile Wilderness. Day 171 (Sep....

Days 162 – 169

Day 162 (Aug. 30th) - 10.1 miles to South Arm Road, slackpacked again. This guy, Jim, drove all the way fro Rhode Island to meet and hike with us today! What a great guy, he's a helicopter pilot and enjoys skydiving. Such a pleasure to meet you, Jim, and wish we could...

Days 154-161

Day 154 ( Aug. 22nd) - 8.0 miles to Mt. Hight stealth camping spot. Our friend Alyson hiked with us today up to Wildcat D (one of the 4 Wildcat mountains we did today)! The signs we're holding mean this is Alyson's 7th 4,000 ft mountain in NH and our 12th (isn't she...

Days 151-153

Day 151 (Aug. 19th) - 11.0 miles to Lake of the Clouds Hut. Webster Cliffs were hard, but not as bad as we thought. Good day, but we are worn out. I fell on my butt in the mud and water today. We met Greybeard! Once he completes his thru-hike, he'll be the oldest...

Daus 147 – 150

Day 147 (Aug. 15th) - 10.3 miles to Garfield Campsite. We climbed 5 mountains today: Liberty, Little Haystack, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Lafayette and Mt. Garfield. Cloudy on Franconia Ridge but cleared up after a while - beautiful views! Exhausted, but good day - not as much...

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