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Days 40 through 45 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 40 through 45 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 40 I woke up early even though I was in a comfy town bed. I think my body is used to waking up with the sun so I can’t...

Apr 14, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Days 7-9: Time for a Total Gear Shakedown

Days 7-9: Time for a Total Gear Shakedown

Ok... so I was so excited to try hammock camping that I bought the whole shebang... a hammock with rain fly tarp, a modified sleep pad, and a custom 30...

Apr 13, 2021 : Laurie Haw
Days 4-6: Action Packed and Meeting a Hiking Legend

Days 4-6: Action Packed and Meeting a Hiking Legend

       The 4 inches of rainfall during the Gooch Mountain shelter stay was enough to need a good drying out. Thank goodness you can only get so wet!!...

Apr 13, 2021 : Laurie Haw
The One Where I Befriend the Cold [AT Mile 69.2-165.9]

The One Where I Befriend the Cold [AT Mile 69.2-165.9]

The Daily Breakdown Day 9: 11.8 miles from Dick's Creek Gap to Muskrat Creek Shelter Day 10: 12.5 miles to Carter Gap Shelter Day 11: 12.1 miles to Rock Gap...

Apr 13, 2021 : Ann Marie White
Shitty Air Pad 1, Steve 0

Shitty Air Pad 1, Steve 0

Shakeout lessons learned…the good, the bad, and the ugly! As a last tune-up before my NOBO attempt, I went on a shakeout hike of the AT last week in New...

Apr 13, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Days 35 through 39 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 35 through 39 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 35 I spent the night at a hostel in Damascus, VA and got to sleep in. It was my second zero day since the start of my journey and...

Apr 11, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Being Present on Trail

Being Present on Trail

Despite the fantastic life that the thru hiking experience is, oftentimes I get frustrated at the pure mundane task of hiking for 8 hours each day. I listen to music...

Apr 11, 2021 : Amara Gardner
Things to Ponder as I Attempt a 1,000 Mile Hike Next Week

Things to Ponder as I Attempt a 1,000 Mile Hike Next Week

Thoughts as I set out to attempt a hike of just over 1,000 miles from Boiling Springs, PA to Mt. Katahdin, Maine.

Apr 11, 2021 : Sarah Lesiecki
Trail Magic Comes Just When You Need It!

Trail Magic Comes Just When You Need It!

Things are clicking into place. Breakfast, break down your campsite, hike a few miles, get water from a nice runoff, snack, share a few stories, then BAM. Trail magic... to...

Apr 11, 2021 : Laurie Haw
Thoughts Before Takeoff: Saying Hi to the Butterflies

Thoughts Before Takeoff: Saying Hi to the Butterflies

I’m approximately 110 miles from Amicalola Falls, writing this from the passenger seat as my mom lugs us down to Georgia from Maryland. First, huge shoutout to my mom. She...

Apr 11, 2021 : Faith Breads