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The Appalachian Trail Board Game

The Appalachian Trail Board Game

Recently a new Appalachian Trail themed board game was successfully funded on Kickstarter in August. How do I know this? Because the game ended up under my Christmas tree along with a few...

Dec 31, 2014 : Bennett Travers
Your Own Best Teacher

Your Own Best Teacher

I believe each person is his or her best teacher. You have the answers and they must be uncovered. You have answers based on listening and experiences. More listening and...

Dec 31, 2014 : Courtney
The Five – No, Six – Questions This (Hopeful) Thru Hiker is Already Tired of Hearing

The Five – No, Six – Questions This (Hopeful) Thru Hiker is Already Tired of Hearing

I have already heard these questions 100 times or more. It's easy to forget that while I have been "all AT, all the time" for the past year or more,...

Dec 31, 2014 : Kate Spillane Balano
GOOD MORNING INTERWEBS

GOOD MORNING INTERWEBS

Shalom, hello, good morning, hola, bonjour! Howdy boys and girls, I'm Ruth and thank you for deciding to read this blog. I'm sure you have guessed just by being on...

Dec 30, 2014 : Ruth
My Mental Preparation for the AT

My Mental Preparation for the AT

I went for a short 3 mile hike at the local state park today with a rambunctious 8-month-old puppy named Roxy (trail name: Spitfire), with my fully weighted pack and...

Dec 30, 2014 : Markie Rexroat
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 #AppalachianTrials and select a few of the best each week. This week we take a look at

Dec 30, 2014 : Kenny Howell
This Guy Walked 9,000 Miles Over a Year Without Talking. Watch His Emotional Break from Silence Here.

This Guy Walked 9,000 Miles Over a Year Without Talking. Watch His Emotional Break from Silence Here.

On July 9, 2013, Greg Hindy set out on a unique and ambitious "art-project" of walking from Nashua, NH to Los Angeles, CA.  Here's the kicker: during this time, he not only took a...

Dec 29, 2014 : Zach
4 Mental Techniques for Peak Performance in Endurance Sports (From an Ultra-Runner)

4 Mental Techniques for Peak Performance in Endurance Sports (From an Ultra-Runner)

The following guest post is courtesy of Wolfgang Mehl, a highly experienced endurance athlete and aspiring wolfgangsat2015.wordpress.com. So far, my most demanding long distance challenge was

Dec 29, 2014 : Zach
Angels and Demons

Angels and Demons

Many folks have inquired about the delay in publication of Wander Women, my newest book that chronicles the adventures of one trail angel (me) and ten young SOBO thru hikers...

Dec 28, 2014 : Meg Wilson
11 Black Bear Safety Tips

11 Black Bear Safety Tips

As a child, my neighborhood had a phone chain for bear alerts, bears digging into our garbage cans and a little over a year ago I even found bear prints...

Dec 26, 2014 : Sara Douma