Sleep In The Dirt

Our 75 – Big Agnes’ Sponsored Section of the CDT

Essays From the Field
"To be back on the CDT in September, 2017 doing trail work with my co-workers and the founders of Big Agnes, was one of the most fulfilling moments of my life. More than anything I have done, the CDT forged me into the person I am today. It is a privilege to walk the CDT and share the responsibility of caring for it with the Big Agnes family." Read the rest

A day in the life of a Thru-Hiker – Part 2

Essays From the Field
"The first few hours of hiking really sets the pace for the rest of the day. If you can get ten miles done by 10 a.m., then you are in a great position to either have a big mile day or have a very chill lunch and a decent day mileage-wise. I usually like to spend the first half of the day alone even when hiking with a group; it is a great time for self-reflection and dreaming of the future." Read the rest

Housing Hikers for PCT “Day Zero”

Essays From the Field
"We're on our way to hosting 1,100 this year. It is all gratis, no gifts, no donations. We're crazy--either hug us or lock us up. I will freely admit that the week before the last hiker leaves on May 15, we put a bottle of champagne in the refrigerator. And it's not for the hikers." Read the rest