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5 Things I Learned Thru-Hiking as a Solo Female

5 Things I Learned Thru-Hiking as a Solo Female

Nowadays, traveling alone as a girl seems to be frowned upon. It’s seen as dangerous and unsafe. We’re told not to go out alone, especially in the wilderness. But why...

Oct 18, 2020 : Kaylin
How my AT NOGO Hike Made Me Into a Runner

How my AT NOGO Hike Made Me Into a Runner

March 11, the day sports were suspended in 2020, was the day I flew out to hike the Appalachian Trail. By March 20 I was on my way home to...

Oct 15, 2020 : Anna Kulinski
What’s in a Trail Name

What’s in a Trail Name

Next winter, I will depart from the distractions of this material world and embark on an odyssey that is the Appalachian Trail. I can't help but wonder... What will my...

Sep 10, 2020 : Shilletha Curtis
Power to Petites: Thru-Hiking Tips for Small Women

Power to Petites: Thru-Hiking Tips for Small Women

(Originally published June 2019; updated September 2020) Acing a long hike on short legs There’s a gap in Virginia just for us! An underrepresented population Welcome, small-sized gals (and

Aug 25, 2020 : Cari Pattison
Hiking Within the Guidelines: Reflections on an Appalachian Trail Weekend Hike

Hiking Within the Guidelines: Reflections on an Appalachian Trail Weekend Hike

A love for the Appalachian Trail comes with a great respect for the trail. For me, this means not only respecting the physical trail, but also the guidelines from the...

Aug 3, 2020 : Sarah Lesiecki
Quitting a Thru-Hike

Quitting a Thru-Hike

Let me start off by saying, this is not something that I ever thought that I would address in this way. I fully intended on hiding behind the long line...

Jul 14, 2020 : Boni Salmerón
The Kindness of the AT Community

The Kindness of the AT Community

I started writing this post back in May, the week after Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK. The theme for this year was Kindness. I attended a webinar...

Jun 28, 2020 : Lucy (Hermione)
Walking with a Face Mask: Hiking During Corona

Walking with a Face Mask: Hiking During Corona

There is one piece of gear I am carrying backpacking that I have never used before. Face masks. Now I carry two masks in my backpack in separate plastic bags...

Jun 23, 2020 : Risa Fruchter
How to Tell Your Husband You’re Hiking the Appalachian Trail

How to Tell Your Husband You’re Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Ever wonder how to you tell your husband that you’re dreaming about taking off life for five months to solo hike the East Coast of the United States? The answer...

Jun 23, 2020 : Risa Fruchter
Book Review: Darwin Lambert, “The Undying Past of Shenandoah National Park”

Book Review: Darwin Lambert, “The Undying Past of Shenandoah National Park”

This is a delightful book. I have always loved hiking in Shenandoah National Park, not only because of its natural beauty, breathtaking views, tasty blackberries, and the occasional bear sighting,

Jun 23, 2020 : Hiker Historian (“Double H”)