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My Feet Will Carry Me, but My Hands are Important Too

My Feet Will Carry Me, but My Hands are Important Too

In preparation for a 2018 AT thru-hike, I’ve had to take care of several important medical issues: 1) getting my diabetes under control, 2) submitting to 2 carpal tunnel surgeries,...

Oct 22, 2017 : Cindy Stewart
Shakedown Street = Neel Gap (Learning Curves on the Trail)

Shakedown Street = Neel Gap (Learning Curves on the Trail)

The journey as a L.A.S.H.er (Long Ass Section Hiker) began for me in July 2013.  At this point in my life I was a 7th grade science teacher and the...

Oct 22, 2017 : Carol Copeland
Rangeley to the End

Rangeley to the End

Spoiler Alert: This blog post ends with me finishing my thru-hike. I do a lot of the framework for every blog while I’m walking and I knew I wasn’t interested...

Oct 22, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
An AT Thru Hike 20+ Years in the Making; It’s Finally His Turn!

An AT Thru Hike 20+ Years in the Making; It’s Finally His Turn!

This journey of 2,200 miles began, in an imagined sense, almost 20 years ago.  That’s when Ray, "OneFoot" began his career in Corrections.  He had taken many steps along the...

Oct 22, 2017 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Trial and Error in the French Pyrenees

Trial and Error in the French Pyrenees

At the beginning of October, I made a trip to the French Pyrenees, to do one final test run for my body, gear and mind to see if I really,...

Oct 21, 2017 : Esther Burghouwt
Lost Creek Wilderness Loop, Colorado

Lost Creek Wilderness Loop, Colorado

I have been looking forward to writing this entry for months! (picture me dramatically coming in like Risky Business). I knew I needed a longer shakedown before my Appalachian Trail...

Oct 20, 2017 : Amy Taylor
Family Hike is now a Solo+pup Hike

Family Hike is now a Solo+pup Hike

Bad News Ever since we did the Appalachian Trail Approach at Amicalola State Falls, Michael's been having trouble with his knees. Fun Fact about Michael: He's broken 21 bones (one...

Oct 20, 2017 : Cieria Bassett
It’s Riley’s World and We’re All Just Living In It

It’s Riley’s World and We’re All Just Living In It

I’ve received a lot of questions/comments about Riley’s diet and or safety on the trail. Hopefully this post answers most if not all of those concerns! Diet: Natural Balance dried...

Oct 20, 2017 : Kelly Ann Baird
The Trail Provides…Opportunities for Greatness

The Trail Provides…Opportunities for Greatness

We all know the saying “the trail provides.” It’s used when extraordinary occurrences happen on the trail typically when you are at your darkest moments or happen to need a...

Oct 20, 2017 : Kelly Ann Baird
Chapter One: Preparations

Chapter One: Preparations

Chapter One: Preparations HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL TO FIGHT

Oct 19, 2017 : Liz Kidder