Part 1: The Who, What, When, Where, and Whys!?

Part 1: The Who, What, When, Where, and Whys!?

Part 1: The Who... A few hours ago, I finished my last exam of the college semester—my time will now be dedicated to preparing for a thru-hike on the AT....

Dec 14, 2017 : Adam Smith
Let’s Be Real: I’m a Little Anxious (About Adulting and the AT)

Let’s Be Real: I’m a Little Anxious (About Adulting and the AT)

Y'all...life is hitting me Usually my posts are tips and tricks that I've been attempting to live by but can I just be honest with you guys?  Realities are hitting...

Dec 14, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
The Trails That Led Me Here: Part II

The Trails That Led Me Here: Part II

Alright, so where did we leave off? If you haven’t read Part I, link I was more spooked on this trail than any I have encountered thus far. I arrived...

Dec 14, 2017 : Si Tibbetts
Revew: Brynje Wool Thermo Base Layer

Revew: Brynje Wool Thermo Base Layer

I enjoy it when my activities have a historical connection. Part of my enjoyment when paddling the Little Miami River in Ohio comes from the fact that famous Shawnee Chief...

Dec 14, 2017 : Jim Rahtz
The Winter Trip to the Trip

The Winter Trip to the Trip

The Road Trip This old goat left Washington DC for the last time and drove west on Interstate 66. That part of my life is now behind me. I called...

Dec 14, 2017 : Old Goat
Two Cook’s Advice for Going Stoveless

Two Cook’s Advice for Going Stoveless

When other hikers heard what we do in "real life" on the trail, everyone all reacted the same way: "I bet you have the best meals out here?!" For those...

Dec 13, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
So how much is this thing going to cost??

So how much is this thing going to cost??

Money Money It's not like I am embarking on this trek to run away from the real world...okay maybe I am. But you can only separate yourself so much. Right??...

Dec 13, 2017 : Christopher Keys
Budget for Success on the Appalachian Trail

Budget for Success on the Appalachian Trail

People need to know how much it's going to cost to successfully plan a through hike.  This requires a budget. People frequently ask “how much does hiking the Appalachian Trail...

Dec 13, 2017 : Margaret
The Trails That Led Me Here: Part I

The Trails That Led Me Here: Part I

Over the summer, I spent almost every day off from work in the White Mountain National Forest. I was waiting for a hiking partner to want to go with me...

Dec 13, 2017 : Si Tibbetts
My Nemesis: Gravity

My Nemesis: Gravity

I fall. A lot. I fall so much the sensation is no longer unsettling; I’m familiar with the unnatural stretching of time accompanied by the extreme slow-motion “ohhhh nooooo, not...

Dec 13, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah