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12 Unnecessary (& Hilarious) Backpacking & Camping Gear

12 Unnecessary (& Hilarious) Backpacking & Camping Gear

As the gear aficionado, most of my posts focus around essential gear items, gear reviews, and gear tips. I thought I would switch things up a bit this week on...

May 30, 2014 : Madison Dragna
Discovering Colorado: Garden of the Gods

Discovering Colorado: Garden of the Gods

It may be just me, but it seems like thru-hikers flock to Colorado after completing the trail. Whether it's the mountains, the culture, the presence of the one and only...

May 29, 2014 : Cole Heathcott
Enota to Virginia – A Quarter Complete

Enota to Virginia – A Quarter Complete

Even though each step up every mountain between Hiawassee, GA, and Marion, VA felt like it took forever, in retrospect it all happened so fast. I wish I could continue...

May 28, 2014 : Kayla Carter
The AT Metamorphosis: Becoming the Beast

The AT Metamorphosis: Becoming the Beast

During your Thru-Hike, you might notice some big changes.  Not since puberty sunk its teeth into your protesting flesh have you found yourself so changed in only half a year. ...

May 27, 2014 : Maggie Wallace
6 Safety Tips a Naked Hiker Taught Me

6 Safety Tips a Naked Hiker Taught Me

As part of my preparation to hike the AT, I go hiking a few times a week. Recently, I chose a canyon near my house for my hike. There was...

May 26, 2014 : Guest Post
2015 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Introduction – Marcus

2015 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Introduction – Marcus

Hello Everyone, I am stoked that Zach Davis is allowing me to post about my pre-AT preparations.  If you haven't yet read his book, it is a definite worthwhile read...

May 26, 2014 : Marcus
Top Instagram Pictures from The #AppalachianTrail Week 11

Top Instagram Pictures from The #AppalachianTrail Week 11

I continue to look at and review all of the pictures from Instagram under the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and selecting a few of the best each week. After a week missed due...

May 26, 2014 : Jeff Vreeland
Episode #35 – Trail Days 2014

Episode #35 – Trail Days 2014

Our second annual Trail Days podcast is here! Set up in front of MoJoe's Coffeehouse, we interview six thru-hikers about their experiences along the Appalachian Trail so far. You'll hear...

May 23, 2014 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Rule #32: Enjoy the Little Things.

Rule #32: Enjoy the Little Things.

The movie Zombieland provides a very useful list of rules to help one survive a zombie apocalypse. These rules also seem to apply to surviving the Appalachian Trail. After getting second-degree burns

May 22, 2014 : Mariposa
Inspired by Ice Cream

Inspired by Ice Cream

I expected the AT to be a "back to nature" experience, and of course in many ways it has been.  Ironically, however, my diet has been less natural and wholesome...

May 22, 2014 : Mariposa