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The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

Some of you may recall the 1974 book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig. If not, the play on my title...

Jun 25, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Ace: A Woman of Dogged Determination

Ace: A Woman of Dogged Determination

As Dad (what soon became his trail name after summiting Katahdin) and I stumbled into Bald Mountain Brook Lean-to, we were greeted by my mother, Ace. She had brought food...

Jun 25, 2017 : Keckeley Habel
The push and pull of unrealized goals.

The push and pull of unrealized goals.

This is a stream of consciousness post (SoC), not a well thought out, edited and polished post. I have been off the AT now for about 2.5 weeks; my second...

Jun 25, 2017 : BuzzCut
Facing my fears….trusting God’s timing

Facing my fears….trusting God’s timing

Before starting my hike on the AT, I thought my greatest fear was "being abandoned" or "being alone"...especially in the woods....in the dark with roaches and spiders...away from civilization. I

Jun 24, 2017 : KatBird & Trail
Waynesboro, So Fun It Had Me in Stitches (NSFW: Gore)

Waynesboro, So Fun It Had Me in Stitches (NSFW: Gore)

It has been a rough few days. I walked into Waynesboro at Mile 863 fatigued and ready for a break from the constant coating of rain and sweat, the bugs...

Jun 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Mile 737.6 – Mile 861.8

Mile 737.6 – Mile 861.8

Mile 750.6 Today the trail went along Blueridge Parkway. It was neat to pop out of the trail, cross the road, and see a paved lookout.I ended up making it...

Jun 22, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
As The Thru-Hiker World Turns

As The Thru-Hiker World Turns

Happy Summer Solstice and World Naked Hiking Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their days and not getting too sunburned if you're out there hiking in your birthday suit. It's been...

Jun 21, 2017 : Amber Redfield
Goodbye Virginia. It was lovely.

Goodbye Virginia. It was lovely.

I crossed the TN-VA border a week before Trail Days. My plan was to get to Damascus, take a zero, hike for three or four days and get back to...

Jun 21, 2017 : Jeff Santos
Summon the Musketeers

Summon the Musketeers

When I was young, I watched the movie "The Three Musketeers" (1993 version) and a particular scene had a dramatic impact on me. Towards the end of the second act,...

Jun 20, 2017 : James Scott
Blood, Sweat, and Zero Days

Blood, Sweat, and Zero Days

On the windowsill are five tomatoes, a basket of apples and garlic, and a bag of what looks like thyme. Four of the tomatoes are red, one is green, and...

Jun 19, 2017 : Stewart Moore