Long distance Hiking Jounrals
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Joseph Ainsworth
(jainsworth123) - F

Locale: Greater LA area
Long distance Hiking journals on 03/21/2011 12:47:38 MDT Print View

In preparation for a through hike next year (that I would love to take this year but I need to finish school first) I've been reading trail journals to try and tide me over. With adzpctko coming up and everyone gearing up to head out, it's becoming very tempting to just leave right now and say screw the rest of the semester. Do you guys know of any other websites/blogs etc that talk about long distance hiking, or maybe just your favorite trail journals? I need something to keep me sane for another 11 months.

Also, after watching the DVDs about the pct by scott herriott, I wanted to know if the 20year old finished the triple crown. She was supposed to be the youngest to do it, and if she didn't then who currently is?

Edited by jainsworth123 on 03/21/2011 12:57:39 MDT.

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: Long distance Hiking journals on 03/21/2011 13:47:36 MDT Print View

Reading journals will not keep you sane. They will make you crazier.

Here are some good ones I've read/watched recently:
http://www.spiriteaglehome.com/
http://www.phlumf.com/travels/
http://www.scarletandwildflower.com/
http://www.thewalkumentary.com/

Can you tell what trail I've been thinking about lately?

Joseph Ainsworth
(jainsworth123) - F

Locale: Greater LA area
Re: Re: Long distance Hiking journals on 03/21/2011 13:59:05 MDT Print View

Well, I'm not getting any work done today :).
Weekend trips are also doing a great job of holding me over. I've gotten out 4 weekends in the last 7 weeks for at least an overnight. Next trip longer than that will be in april for a yo-yo of the lost coast going nice and slow with someone who's new to backpacking. 11 more months, 11 more months, 11 more months :). Maybe it's all this rainy weather that's making me crazy right now

Ravi Mahal
(Ravialdo) - F
Re: Long distance Hiking journals on 03/22/2011 10:35:16 MDT Print View

I can't believe no one has mentioned
www.trailjournals.com

Its probably the biggest 'clearinghouse' of Long Distance Hiking journals.

Joseph Ainsworth
(jainsworth123) - F

Locale: Greater LA area
Re: Re: Long distance Hiking journals on 03/22/2011 10:41:27 MDT Print View

Probably because I mentioned it in the first post :). But still looking for some standouts in there, what are some of your favorite ones?

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
another on 03/22/2011 13:18:38 MDT Print View

postholer

Ravi Mahal
(Ravialdo) - F
oops on 03/22/2011 14:41:54 MDT Print View

oops, sorry about that. I didn't realize trail journals meant 'trailjournals.com'.
I think alot of them are great. I tend to gravitate towards journals by 1st time hikers with lots of pictures. Its like 'virtual hiking' for me, a person stuck in Florida with a once/year backpacking trip allotment from the wife.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Long distance Hiking journals on 03/22/2011 14:53:09 MDT Print View

http://www.andrewskurka.com/ is a "local" favorite.

Ken Bennett
(ken_bennett) - F

Locale: southeastern usa
Re: Long distance Hiking journals on 03/23/2011 05:26:33 MDT Print View

This is a favorite:

http://skwc.com/exile/Hail-nf.html

But I agree that reading journals makes it worse for me instead of better.

Stuart Burke
(burkest) - F

Locale: Collegiate Peaks Wilderness
Re: Long distance Hiking journals on 03/24/2011 19:41:09 MDT Print View

These are two of my favorite journals. They are from two people that hiked the PCT together in 2006. I find it interesting to see two different perspectives on the same events.

http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?trailname=4272

http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=121480