The Stones

Hello friends! We are Josh and Maranda Stone, a happily married couple from North Georgia who had big dreams of completing the AT in 2016. We dreamed about a thru hike for some time, and we were finally able to make it happen this year! From March to August, we walked our way from Georgia to Maine and had the time of our lives! We hope to continue to share our wisdom and crazy stories with you here, so stay tuned!

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Gear Review: Salomon Women’s Odyssey Pro

Gear Review: Salomon Women’s Odyssey Pro

Salomon Fellraiser Trail Running Shoe that I wore during my entire thru hike in 2016, and I recommend them to everyone I can. Needless to say, I was

Oct 30, 2017 : The Stones
A Letter to the Class of 2017

A Letter to the Class of 2017

Dear 2017 AT Thru Hiker,   Congratulations on making it this far. You have planned, prepared, saved and dreamed for a very long time. Now

Mar 13, 2017 : The Stones
Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

When I first started doing research, reading about the trail and talking to experienced hikers about the trail, the subject of hitchhiking seemed to

Feb 12, 2017 : The Stones
Hygiene Tips and Tricks for Fearless Female Hikers

Hygiene Tips and Tricks for Fearless Female Hikers

DISCLAIMER: If you're a dude, turn back now, because this post is all about pooping and periods. Sorry, boys. In the months leading up to our thru

Jan 31, 2017 : The Stones
Sorry Mom: An Interview with the Parents of Thru Hikers

Sorry Mom: An Interview with the Parents of Thru Hikers

If your son, daughter, grandkid, niece, nephew, or other close family member has revealed to you that they are planning on thru hiking a long trail

Jan 9, 2017 : The Stones
20 Ways Thru Hiking is a lot like Christmas

20 Ways Thru Hiking is a lot like Christmas

Thru-Hiking is more like Christmas than you might think... 1. You are almost always surrounded by pine trees. Though the trees may not be

Dec 22, 2016 : The Stones
Say No to Trail Mix: Hiking with a Severe Nut Allergy

Say No to Trail Mix: Hiking with a Severe Nut Allergy

Confession time: I have NEVER tasted peanut butter. Nope, never. I know... this is unbelievable, and even shameful, for most hikers. You can find

Dec 6, 2016 : The Stones
10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the AT

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the AT

Can I be honest with you guys for a second? I was completely unprepared to take on a thru hike. Sure, I read all the blogs and books, watched all the

Nov 17, 2016 : The Stones
Post-Trail Life for The Stones

Post-Trail Life for The Stones

What Now?? Well, we have officially entered into the category of "former thru hikers". All of the thank-you cards have been sent out and all of the

Oct 27, 2016 : The Stones
Google and Little Foot’s Thru-Hike Video

Google and Little Foot’s Thru-Hike Video

Sep 30, 2016 : The Stones