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Hiking Within the Guidelines: Reflections on an Appalachian Trail Weekend Hike

Hiking Within the Guidelines: Reflections on an Appalachian Trail Weekend Hike

A love for the Appalachian Trail comes with a great respect for the trail. For me, this means not only respecting the physical trail, but also the guidelines from the...

Aug 3, 2020 : Sarah Lesiecki
Quitting a Thru-Hike

Quitting a Thru-Hike

Let me start off by saying, this is not something that I ever thought that I would address in this way. I fully intended on hiding behind the long line...

Jul 14, 2020 : Boni Salmerón
The Kindness of the AT Community

The Kindness of the AT Community

I started writing this post back in May, the week after Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK. The theme for this year was Kindness. I attended a webinar...

Jun 28, 2020 : Lucy (Hermione)
Walking with a Face Mask: Hiking During Corona

Walking with a Face Mask: Hiking During Corona

There is one piece of gear I am carrying backpacking that I have never used before. Face masks. Now I carry two masks in my backpack in separate plastic bags...

Jun 23, 2020 : Risa Fruchter
How to Tell Your Husband You’re Hiking the Appalachian Trail

How to Tell Your Husband You’re Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Ever wonder how to you tell your husband that you’re dreaming about taking off life for five months to solo hike the East Coast of the United States? The answer...

Jun 23, 2020 : Risa Fruchter
Book Review: Darwin Lambert, “The Undying Past of Shenandoah National Park”

Book Review: Darwin Lambert, “The Undying Past of Shenandoah National Park”

This is a delightful book. I have always loved hiking in Shenandoah National Park, not only because of its natural beauty, breathtaking views, tasty blackberries, and the occasional bear sighting,

Jun 23, 2020 : Hiker Historian (“Double H”)
Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Are the Triple Crown Trails Getting Some Much Needed Recovery? It’s Complicated.

Every year, millions of people step onto the country’s long-distance trails, but this year many sections of the AT, PCT, and CDT remain dormant. The disappointing start to the 2020...

May 14, 2020 : Alex Murphy
The USA Is Closed!

The USA Is Closed!

The global pandemic hasn’t only forced the closure of the Appalachian Trail, effectively to all non-Americans, it also means the USA is closed too! My Canadian feelings aren’t hurt in...

May 12, 2020 : Dudley
Stages of Grief

Stages of Grief

Let me begin by saying that I am not in any way comparing my loss to those who have lost loved ones. When we think of grief we automatically think...

Apr 30, 2020 : Turtle
How It Feels Postponing Your Thru-Hike

How It Feels Postponing Your Thru-Hike

My dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail has ended up controlling many aspects of my life.

Apr 22, 2020 : Sydney King