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Finding my wings to Soar

Finding my wings to Soar

When Zach asked me for my bio I had to think about who I am and how others see me.  I know that seems odd to some, but I’m so...

Jan 31, 2014 : Deb Beck
Lists Galore!

Lists Galore!

In the book Allison, Michael, Master Cleanse. During the conversation he told me, “you seem to be the kind of person who likes to do unreasonably difficult things for no particular...

Jan 29, 2014 : Ellie B.
The Waiting on Spring Series: What You Should Know for the First Few Days

The Waiting on Spring Series: What You Should Know for the First Few Days

The Waiting on Spring Series is a three-part series preparing aspiring thru-hikers for their 2,185 mile journey along the Appalachian Trail.  This is part 2.  Be sure to check out...

Jan 28, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
The Lists

The Lists

If you've  read Appalachian Trials, which I'm assuming you have since you're on the blog (if not shame on you!), you've undoubtedly came to the section where Zach tells you to...

Jan 25, 2014 : Michael Osborne
The Waiting on Spring Series: Losses and Gains of Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail

The Waiting on Spring Series: Losses and Gains of Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail

The Waiting on Spring Series is a three-part series preparing aspiring thru-hikers for their 2,185 mile journey along the Appalachian Trail.  This is part 1.  Be sure to check out...

Jan 25, 2014 : Carlie Gentry
How NOT to Hike the AT: 5 Questions Bill Bryson Should’ve Asked Himself First

How NOT to Hike the AT: 5 Questions Bill Bryson Should’ve Asked Himself First

[Warning: contains spoilers to A Walk in the Woods] A year ago, after I announced my intentions of hiking the entirety of the Appalachian Trail, about twenty people recommended that...

Jan 24, 2014 : Mariposa
Inside the Pros Packs: Tanya “Gipcgirl” Bajor

Inside the Pros Packs: Tanya “Gipcgirl” Bajor

I met Tanya Bajor, or as everyone in the backpacking community better knows her- "Gipcgirl" - approximately one month into my thru-hike.  Gipcgirl was the sort of trail personality whose...

Jan 23, 2014 : Zach
Why Am I Doing This?

Why Am I Doing This?

I have been putting off this post for awhile. Actually, I never even wanted to do it. Why, I thought to myself. Psshh, you know why. You can't explain it,...

Jan 21, 2014 : Sarah (Ent)
Ellie’s Intro

Ellie’s Intro

Stratton Fire Tower, Vermont This is the view from the fire tower on the summit of Stratton Mountain in southern Vermont. Would you believe it if I told you that...

Jan 20, 2014 : Ellie B.
On Mother Nature and her Twisted Sense of Humor

On Mother Nature and her Twisted Sense of Humor

Ever since I was a young boy, I had this natural tendency of gravitating towards activities that have a natural tendency of injuring/killing people.  From ages 7 to 11, I...

Jan 19, 2014 : Zachsquatch