My Feet Will Carry Me, but My Hands are Important Too

My Feet Will Carry Me, but My Hands are Important Too

In preparation for a 2018 AT thru-hike, I’ve had to take care of several important medical issues: 1) getting my diabetes under control, 2) submitting to 2 carpal tunnel surgeries,...

Oct 22, 2017 : Cindy Stewart
Shakedown Street = Neel Gap (Learning Curves on the Trail)

Shakedown Street = Neel Gap (Learning Curves on the Trail)

The journey as a L.A.S.H.er (Long Ass Section Hiker) began for me in July 2013.  At this point in my life I was a 7th grade science teacher and the...

Oct 22, 2017 : Carol Copeland
Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

The tent that you decide to bring on a thru hike is one of the most important decisions, gear wise, that you will make. This piece of equipment is your...

Oct 22, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Rangeley to the End

Rangeley to the End

Spoiler Alert: This blog post ends with me finishing my thru-hike. I do a lot of the framework for every blog while I’m walking and I knew I wasn’t interested...

Oct 22, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
An AT Thru Hike 20+ Years in the Making; It’s Finally His Turn!

An AT Thru Hike 20+ Years in the Making; It’s Finally His Turn!

This journey of 2,200 miles began, in an imagined sense, almost 20 years ago.  That’s when Ray, "OneFoot" began his career in Corrections.  He had taken many steps along the...

Oct 22, 2017 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Trial and Error in the French Pyrenees

Trial and Error in the French Pyrenees

At the beginning of October, I made a trip to the French Pyrenees, to do one final test run for my body, gear and mind to see if I really,...

Oct 21, 2017 : Esther Burghouwt
Nostalgia Already

Nostalgia Already

It’s been less than a month since I rejoined civilization after completing my thru-hike of the PCT this year. It’s warmer here, but life is a lot more predictable. Security...

Oct 21, 2017 : Abby King
The IAT in Québec: Where the Mountains Reach the Sea

The IAT in Québec: Where the Mountains Reach the Sea

International Appalachian Trail at a Glance: Length: 650 kilometers (404 miles) Location: Canada, Province of Québec, Gaspé Peninsula Trail Type: Thru-hike with many options for day hikes and

Oct 21, 2017 : Pierre-Yves St-Onge
This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Appalachian Trail. Each week,...

Oct 20, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
Lost Creek Wilderness Loop, Colorado

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop, Colorado

I have been looking forward to writing this entry for months! (picture me dramatically coming in like Risky Business). I knew I needed a longer shakedown before my Appalachian Trail...

Oct 20, 2017 : Amy Taylor