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Colour My (Hiking) World

Colour My (Hiking) World

I love color. Colors affect my mood. They make me smile. I love museum stores where they have the clocks with 12 bold colors. A brand new box of Crayolas...

Nov 30, 2014 : Kate Spillane Balano
My AT Prep: Backpacking Through New Zealand!

My AT Prep: Backpacking Through New Zealand!

Guess what friends? Just 28 days until this traveling tarheels starts her 11-week journey in New Zealand! I’ve been looking forward to this trip for a year and it’s a...

Nov 30, 2014 : Laura Houston
127 Days and Counting!!!

127 Days and Counting!!!

Less than four and a half months! I have never had something take up so much of my time and energy. My feelings are a combination of being ready to...

Nov 30, 2014 : James Perkins
This Too Shall Pass

This Too Shall Pass

Now 3 months removed from the trail, working and scrambling to apply to graduate school, I find myself re-reading the journal I occasionally kept during my 2014 thru-hike. This post especially

Nov 30, 2014 : Bennett Travers
Your Most Important Piece of Gear

Your Most Important Piece of Gear

As a child there were three things I knew about hiking the Appalachian Trail: It is an incredibly long trail between Georgia and Maine where you sleep in tents and...

Nov 29, 2014 : Bennett Travers
Home–Part 1 of 2

Home–Part 1 of 2

Like so many blockbuster movie franchises lately, my final installment will be broken into two parts. Unlike those franchises, doing it this way will not make me any money. Darn....

Nov 28, 2014 : Dayna Thomas
The Art of Pink Blazing

The Art of Pink Blazing

Pink blazing is Appalachian Trail slang. White blazes mark the trail; pink blazing follows the trail to sexy hiker ladies and gentlemen, or both. I explained pink blazing to a...

Nov 28, 2014 : Cynthia Stewart
The Best Black Friday Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

The Best Black Friday Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

If you're going to shop, might as well save a bunch a cash. Here's your roundup of best hiking and backpacking Black Friday deals from around the web. 1) REI...

Nov 27, 2014 : Zach
Back on the Horse

Back on the Horse

I'm not going to lie. I am going to be flat up honest. Through most of September and a good chunk of October, I felt that our hike was in...

Nov 27, 2014 : Dana
The First Real Shakedown Trip

The First Real Shakedown Trip

This weekend, Ian and I went on our first shakedown hike together. Linda looked at the temperature and opted out. Once again, we kept it pretty simple. We drove out...

Nov 26, 2014 : George