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Unexpected: Ten Problems for Thru-Hikers

Unexpected: Ten Problems for Thru-Hikers

Deromanticizing thru-hiking and offering ten solutions to often-overlooked problems.

Oct 19, 2019 : Zach Terpstra
Fuel the Love: How Nutrition Can Shape Life on the Trail

Fuel the Love: How Nutrition Can Shape Life on the Trail

Despite knowing better, I occasionally make the mistake of completing a strenuous activity and only refueling with junk food. It’s the same story every time: later in the day I...

Oct 18, 2019 : Becca
Mount Greylock Magic

Mount Greylock Magic

Written on July 26, 2019 I continue to fluctuate emotionally.  I’ve been doing small miles this week.  Staying below ten miles most days.  Today I’ve only walked 3.9 miles.  I...

Oct 18, 2019 : Sara Rollins
Intentions for Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Intentions for Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Why am I thru-hiking, you ask? That's a big question.

Oct 17, 2019 : Reanna Leisure
Eating on the AT: My Vegetarian and Nut-Free Ideas

Eating on the AT: My Vegetarian and Nut-Free Ideas

I don’t know many people that would be willing to fork over more than $2 per protein bar that has less than 300 calories in it. But a lifetime of...

Oct 17, 2019 : Sauce
Upcoming Calendar Year Triple Crown

Upcoming Calendar Year Triple Crown

The perfect storm for a Calendar Year Triple Crown attempt starts like this...

Oct 17, 2019 : Zach Terpstra
Don’t  Fear the Creeper: When Snake Advice Fails You

Don’t Fear the Creeper: When Snake Advice Fails You

Anyone who knows me knows am I deathly afraid of snakes.  Mortified.  Terrified.  Of course, snake lovers and conventional wisdom assure you: “They are more afraid of you than you...

Oct 17, 2019 : Mags on the Trail
A Letter to the Post-Trail Thru-Hiker

A Letter to the Post-Trail Thru-Hiker

Dear Thru-Hiker, We were heroes. We were the people that your local newspaper writes articles about and people make documentaries and write books about. We stood on the top of...

Oct 16, 2019 : Julia Sheehan
Spooky Season on the AT: My Top 10 Thru-Hiking Fears

Spooky Season on the AT: My Top 10 Thru-Hiking Fears

It’s spooky szn! What better time to think about which Appalachian Trail haunts scare me the most? Because I’ll admit, I can be a bit of a wuss sometimes. I...

Oct 16, 2019 : Becca
The Road Less Traveled; Three Reasons to Go SOBO

The Road Less Traveled; Three Reasons to Go SOBO

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” -John Muir Choosing a SOBO for the AT hike was the easiest way for us to attempt a thru-hike, logistically...

Oct 16, 2019 : Kristopher McDill