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Coronavirus Canceled My Thru-Hike, but It Won’t Kill My Spirit

Coronavirus Canceled My Thru-Hike, but It Won’t Kill My Spirit

The coronavirus may have canceled my 2020 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, but I'm not going to let it kill my spirit. Here's how I am coping with not being on...

Mar 28, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
Why I’m Putting Aside My Dream

Why I’m Putting Aside My Dream

*The following is the story behind my decision to leave the Appalachian Trail. I’ll post a more analytical, bullet-pointed list in the next few days. Like many readers and writers...

Mar 25, 2020 : Hayden "LLC" Cox
Postponing a Dream: How Long Will This Zero Last?

Postponing a Dream: How Long Will This Zero Last?

I started my thru-hike on March 5. I have been waiting for this day for a year and was ready to hit the ground running. Little did I know that...

Mar 24, 2020 : Kayla Bold
I Live in the Rural Town the ATC Asked You Not to Travel To

I Live in the Rural Town the ATC Asked You Not to Travel To

Keep yourself safe, but don't forget to keep others safe as well.

Mar 24, 2020 : Jacob Myers
Katahdin: A History and a Finale

Katahdin: A History and a Finale

Katahdin Rising Katahdin is the Alpha and the Omega for thru-hikers; NOBOs, SOBOs, and flip-floppers all recognize the significance of conquering Maine's highest peak. For us NOBOs, we spent

Mar 23, 2020 : Sean Speckin
The Closeness of COVID-19

The Closeness of COVID-19

My flight to Atlanta left without me last Friday. I am hunkering down at home with daily outings to do day hikes amid the growing concern that my amended dream...

Mar 23, 2020 : KMac
The Process of Postponing a Dream

The Process of Postponing a Dream

Unless you've been living under a rock or have the hiking style of Grandma Gatewood, you've no doubt noticed that many hikers are lamenting having to postpone their thru-hikes as...

Mar 21, 2020 : Zach Terpstra
Postponing My Hike

Postponing My Hike

Because as sad as it makes me, I’ve decided to postpone my AT thru hike. I’m not sure when I’ll be heading out, but I’m hoping I will be able...

Mar 21, 2020 : Sarah
From Six Months Outside to Six Weeks Confined Inside

From Six Months Outside to Six Weeks Confined Inside

I’m in the same boat people, I’ve changed my plans due to COVID-19. I’m writing this on Friday, 20th of March, it’s 11.30AM, and in 2 hours my flight Paris-Miami...

Mar 20, 2020 : Sandra Visentin
This Feels Like a Breakup

This Feels Like a Breakup

This feels like a breakup because it is. This feels like a breakup because only one choice made any sense, Only one choice allows me to be a righteous person,...

Mar 20, 2020 : Geri Rosenberg