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Appalachian Encounters of the Surreal Kind

Appalachian Encounters of the Surreal Kind

Here is a recap of my first few days on trail: Day One: Amicalola Falls to Stover Creek Shelter It didn't feel real as I stood for a photo underneath...

Apr 19, 2019 : Jessica Luty
100 Miles and 100 Smiles!

100 Miles and 100 Smiles!

So far North Carolina has treated me well. The first 100 miles have tested me physically and mentally but I’m still going strong! Getting to Know Myself I’ve finally started...

Apr 19, 2019 : Jacob Woods
The Nuts and Bolts of My Perfectionist Preparations

The Nuts and Bolts of My Perfectionist Preparations

I have been blessed/cursed with the need to do everything to the very best of my ability and then some.  So this naturally applies to preparing my 60-something body and...

Apr 19, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Steph’s AT Hike Days 5-8: From Woody Gap to Hiawassee, GA

Steph’s AT Hike Days 5-8: From Woody Gap to Hiawassee, GA

Day Five: Woody Gap to Neel Gap to Tesnatee Gap, 16.4 Miles I awoke early today in anticipation of going up Blood Mountain. I hired a friendly dude named Bret “Suches”...

Apr 19, 2019 : Steph D
AT 2019: Five Female Hikers You Should Meet

AT 2019: Five Female Hikers You Should Meet

There are hundreds of women on the Appalachian Trail this year. A few of the big Instagram names have already been featured on The Trek but here are a few...

Apr 19, 2019 : Ashley Samuel
One Month(ish) on the AT – Lessons and Milestones

One Month(ish) on the AT – Lessons and Milestones

A Few Accomplishments I started! This may just be the biggest accomplishment of all. Crossed into North Carolina. One state down. Woohoo! Made it 100 miles and enjoyed a few...

Apr 19, 2019 : Therese Hobson
A Whole Other World

A Whole Other World

After the first steps though the archway at Amicalola Falls you enter a parallel universe. One that takes you to a place like no other seen before. This new universe...

Apr 19, 2019 : Deadpool
Retired, or Thru-Hiking?

Retired, or Thru-Hiking?

Let’s play a little guessing game. Here’s how it works: I’ll describe a group of people, and your job, as the reader, is to determine whether this is a group...

Apr 19, 2019 : Will Krakow
Four Useless Statistics About My AT Thru So Far

Four Useless Statistics About My AT Thru So Far

Humans are flawed. Luckily for us, we have completely unbiased and important number facts. These number facts tell the whole tale of my thru-hike from Springer to Franklin. Ounces of...

Apr 19, 2019 : Stephen Heron
To Pee or Not to Pee

To Pee or Not to Pee

You would think that being out in the middle of the woods that peeing would not be an issue. You can go whenever, wherever, right? Not so. As a female,...

Apr 18, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler