Known on trail as Cinderella. I'm an Adirondack 46er and an Appalachian Trail SOBO thruhiker. Constantly considering selling our house and pitching a tent in the city's park, but then where would I get my Amazon Prime packages delivered?
Here it is! The annual update of the Appalachian Trail (AT) thru-hiking statistics for the 2017 hiking season. 2017 was a record-breaking season
While the thought of your "ideal Thanksgiving" may bring up visions of sitting at home on the couch watching football and being surrounded by a ton
Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 Includes: Full mesh body tent, removable rain fly, DAC aluminum two pole system, nine stakes, reflective guy lines
If you ask any hiker, there is always one topic that is constantly on our minds: food. When am I going to eat next? What food will I eat? How much
Hike your own Hike—commonly referenced as HYOH—is a mantra that is impossible to avoid if you're reading anything about a thru-hike. With a meaning
I walked behind Waterboy for 142 days as we thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia. On (almost) every one of those days, I took a
The Huts. The Huts. Everyone knows and talks about "The Huts." You read about them during your pre-trail research and you hear about them every time
The 100-Mile Wilderness is famous for being the longest stretch of the Appalachian Trail with no real access to a town. Just past the southern border
Mount Katahdin is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and is considered to be a strenuous hike of 8-12 hours with an elevation gain of 4,000 feet.
Only 12 percent of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers last year hiked southbound from Maine to Georgia, and less than 1,500 thru-hikers have reported a successful southbound thru-hike in the entire history of the AT. While SOBOs may be few and far between, there are plenty of reasons future hikers should consider hiking the Appalachian Trail southbound.