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Thru-Hike or Shakedown Hike?

Thru-Hike or Shakedown Hike?

Thru-hike starts. Let me tell you about my first attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, which became a shakedown hike. The day was cool, air crisp with clouds in the...

Nov 21, 2021 : Chris
5 Ways I’m Mentally Preparing for My First Thru-Hike

5 Ways I’m Mentally Preparing for My First Thru-Hike

While I’m preparing my gear and my body for my thru-hike, I believe the most important preparation isn’t physical.

Nov 15, 2021 : Amanda Genovese
Research & REI

Research & REI

Researching for the gear needed for an Appalachian Trail thru-hike and getting most of it from REI.

Nov 13, 2021 : Chris
Chicken Fried Laundry

Chicken Fried Laundry

  “Four quartors for a worsh” Keith said as I stood in the open doorway of the laundromat. I haven’t heard someone say “wash” that way before so I asked...

Nov 11, 2021 : Shuping Liu
Rain Fire in Virginia

Rain Fire in Virginia

“Are you the one with the campfire last night?” asked a hiker in his late 50s as I was approaching a soggy clearing of a large campground. “That’s me.” I...

Nov 11, 2021 : KatyaCreative
Resume & Relatives

Resume & Relatives

Rigger I joined the Army when I was 20 years old to be a Rigger. Packing parachutes for personnel and equipment was what I did mostly. A legal sweatshop, but...

Nov 8, 2021 : Chris
This “Unprepared” Hiker Made It to Katahdin!

This “Unprepared” Hiker Made It to Katahdin!

Hey everyone—long time no see! I know I dropped off of this blog very early on in my hike, but I did summit Mt. Katahdin on October 8th after completing...

Nov 8, 2021 : Laurie Adams
From Day Hiking to Thru Hiking

From Day Hiking to Thru Hiking

It all started with the mac & cheese incident. Now hear me out. I have cooked mac & cheese thousands of times at home, no sweat, no problems. It couldn't...

Nov 8, 2021 : A Wild Jocelot
The AT: A True Journey of the Soul

The AT: A True Journey of the Soul

One of the wisest pieces of advice I can impart to you is this: make the jump. You will not be the same person at the end as you were...

Nov 5, 2021 : Paul “Bowie” Madigosky
Art From My Thru-Hike

Art From My Thru-Hike

From the beginning of my thru hike in February 2021, I kept a sketchbook. Two, actually, because it seemed like a good idea at the time. One for journaling and...

Nov 3, 2021 : Amara Gardner