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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 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
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
Committing to Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Committing to Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

One Year Ago A year ago today, 12/13/16, I was on assignment in Georgia and decided to go hiking in Amicalola Falls State Park. I remember purposefully not hiking any...

Dec 13, 2017 : Sarah Bradley
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but fear will never stop me.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but fear will never stop me.

I start hiking in 100 days. The days seem to be slipping away and soon enough I will wake up and it will be March 22nd. I've mostly feel excitement...

Dec 12, 2017 : Mackenzie
To Approach or Not to Approach:  starting NOBO at Amicalola Falls

To Approach or Not to Approach: starting NOBO at Amicalola Falls

''Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.'' -Yoda to Anakin Skywalker Amicalola Falls.   The spiritual northbound start of the Appalachian Trail to some, the bane...

Dec 11, 2017 : Jon Goff
Saying Goodbye to the AT (For now!)

Saying Goodbye to the AT (For now!)

Hello Trekkies! (I feel like I could call you guys that now, haha). Anyway last Saturday I stepped off the Appalachian Trail at mile 309 and started walking towards a...

Dec 10, 2017 : Eliza
The Mental Journey to Now

The Mental Journey to Now

I decided it might be time for me to articulate the thoughts that have been going through my head for the last three-ish months.   These thoughts fall along a...

Dec 10, 2017 : Mary Meixner