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Episode #39 – Zachsquatch And The Stuff In Your Pack

Episode #39 – Zachsquatch And The Stuff In Your Pack

This week Pox & Puss discuss: The stuff in your pack Have you ever carried a piece of gear that was teetering on the edge of "unusable"? Have you carried...

Jul 31, 2014 : Pox & Puss Podcast
10 Things You Should Never Say to a Thru-Hiker

10 Things You Should Never Say to a Thru-Hiker

Eight hundred and twenty three (point two) miles from Springer Mountain, someone told me how to make oatmeal.  Not Muesli.  Not steel cut oats that they boiled for half an...

Jul 30, 2014 : Maggie Wallace
To Katahdin and Back Again: A Hiker’s Tale

To Katahdin and Back Again: A Hiker’s Tale

A friend recently told me that I was Frodo, and Mt. Katahdin was my Mt. Doom. I’m a huge LOTR fan, so naturally I grasped firmly onto that metaphor, and...

Jul 30, 2014 : Sarah Tollackson
What Are the Best Towns Along the Appalachian Trail? [POLL]

What Are the Best Towns Along the Appalachian Trail? [POLL]

After a few unfortunate days on the Trail- say a bad thunderstorm, extreme hot or cold temperatures, a rolled ankle- nothing that rejuvenates a hiker's spirits quite like a trip...

Jul 29, 2014 : Zach
Humbled: Monson to Stratton

Humbled: Monson to Stratton

Total mileage: 188.2 The best part about Monson was that my dad came into town. He picked me up at Shaw's and took me to Waterville,  where we had AYCE...

Jul 29, 2014 : Dayna Thomas
Hey check this out… A new blogger!

Hey check this out… A new blogger!

Let's just skip over the obligatory introduction part and get right to the right now part.  Maybe I'll give you guys some well placed flashbacks as the story develops to...

Jul 29, 2014 : Christine
The Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail This Week

The Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail This Week

We continue to peruse all of the wonderful pictures from Instagram with the hashtag #AppalachianTrail and select a few of the best each week. If you would like your picture to be included, be...

Jul 28, 2014 : Zach
What Do Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Eat? [VIDEO]

What Do Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Eat? [VIDEO]

One of the best parts about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is a human's capacity to consume ungodly amounts of food without consequence to his/her waistline.  In fact, despite eating like a

Jul 28, 2014 : Zach
Noro Not Nero

Noro Not Nero

I was full of excitement when I started the seven mile, 2,900 foot ascent up to Sassafrass Gap Shelter. I had just left behind the comforts of the Nantahala Outdoor...

Jul 26, 2014 : Michael Craigs
What’s In Your Pack?: A Gear Survey of the 2014 Thru-Hikers

What’s In Your Pack?: A Gear Survey of the 2014 Thru-Hikers

One of the biggest challenges for me before beginning my through hike was to decide on the core gear that I would carry. More specifically I was faced with the...

Jul 26, 2014 : Brittany Lea Neal