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A Peek in Our Packs: A First Aid Kit for Myself and My Dog

A Peek in Our Packs: A First Aid Kit for Myself and My Dog

As March 1st gets closer, my dog Flynn and I have been cracking down on the smaller details of our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. After several weeks of brainstorming, and seeking...

Feb 24, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin
The Storm Before the Calm

The Storm Before the Calm

136 Days I have a countdown app on my phone reminding me exactly how many days until I set out on my attempted thru-hike which I take a peek at...

Feb 24, 2018 : Anna Thiele
Remembering The North

Remembering The North

August Jojo and I loved Maine.  The infamous black flies are gone by early August and we had no trouble with them whatsoever.  The 100 mile wilderness is speckled with...

Feb 24, 2018 : James Shepherd
Embracing the Anxiety on Eve of My Thru-Hike

Embracing the Anxiety on Eve of My Thru-Hike

It's 1:15 a.m., and it's my last night in my apartment before I ship out to roll south. I currently reside in New York but in these coming months I...

Feb 23, 2018 : Darren Palmer
Appalachian Truth, Seen from Within

Appalachian Truth, Seen from Within

I grew up in Appalachia, and I can't remember a time when I didn't climb its mountains (both its paths and its briar-and-poison-soaked innards). We didn't call this hiking--it was...

Feb 23, 2018 : Jesi Owens
I’ve Started the Trek to My Long Walk

I’ve Started the Trek to My Long Walk

Today I started my trek to start my trek. After almost two years of planning the past week has been chaotic to say the least. The past four days have...

Feb 23, 2018 : Noel Nason
Getting Geared Up!

Getting Geared Up!

Just like any aspiring thru-hiker, I have spent hours researching gear. Luckily, I have acquired much of the gear over the years from other backpacking, camping, and traveling experiences. Here...

Feb 23, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
You’ve Got Questions, I’ve Got Answers

You’ve Got Questions, I’ve Got Answers

Today marks one month until I start my thru-hike. The closer it gets the more I find myself talking about it, and I have noticed a pattern of questions most...

Feb 22, 2018 : Mackenzie
How to Make Your Own Tyvek Tent Footprint

How to Make Your Own Tyvek Tent Footprint

How cool would it be to hike from Georgia to Maine with all homemade or handcrafted gear? Or how nice would it be to head north with the finest gear...

Feb 22, 2018 : Christopher Keys
The Siren Call of the AT Grew Louder until I Answered

The Siren Call of the AT Grew Louder until I Answered

It started as a whisper. I could hear the Appalachian Trail calling to me and my response was to say not now but maybe later, maybe eventually I’ll get to...

Feb 22, 2018 : Elizabeth Schneider