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Declaration of Transience

Declaration of Transience

Here begins the great Appalachian journey of David and Kyle. At Pilot Mountain State Park this past Monday, with some hefty packs, we went on our first official training hike....

Jan 31, 2015 : David
Episode #47 – The NC Beer Guys

Episode #47 – The NC Beer Guys

Coming to you LIVE fromRaleigh, NC! We sat down with the Appalachian Trail in Asheville Brewing: Shiva Nantahala Brewing: Noon Day

Jan 30, 2015 : Pox & Puss Podcast
A Decade of Dreaming on The Appalachian Trail

A Decade of Dreaming on The Appalachian Trail

Miles Hiked: 0.0 Miles Remaining: 2189.2 This has been a long, long time coming. You know that feeling you get when you're so excited and have so much to say...

Jan 30, 2015 : Seeker
Shakedown!  Neither Wind nor Rain nor Dark of Night…

Shakedown! Neither Wind nor Rain nor Dark of Night…

We can acknowledge that our families and friends think we're crazy to be attempting this journey. For those of us with little or no experience, this becomes a perception of total insanity in their

Jan 30, 2015 : Kate Spillane Balano
Being Excellent Always Requires Diligence: 15 Incredible Appalachian Trail Beards

Being Excellent Always Requires Diligence: 15 Incredible Appalachian Trail Beards

When I began hiking the Appalachian Trail I thought I wanted to go on the adventure of a lifetime. . . In reality I only ended up hiking the Appalachian...

Jan 30, 2015 : Zachsquatch
Five Million Steps

Five Million Steps

Somewhere in the southern Appalachian mountains I stumbled across a shelter and sat down for lunch. I flipped open the shelter log and found that one of my fellow hikers had penned a...

Jan 30, 2015 : Ashli Baldwin
Humor: The Most Important Item to Bring on the Trail

Humor: The Most Important Item to Bring on the Trail

My cousin Sisu Sadie, (who I formerly knew as Lisa) and I, Sisu Sookie have a very creative way of navigating on the trail. Sisu Sadie and I will get...

Jan 29, 2015 : Jill Aubin
The Weight

The Weight

Before we get to my post..  I want to thank everyone who has sent me well wishes and offered to help on my hike.  I have been asked many times...

Jan 29, 2015 : Ben Reynolds
Countdown to… Crazy?

Countdown to… Crazy?

That's what I hear a lot these days. "That's crazy." "You're crazy!" "How crazy." Well, that's OK. It probably is crazy to choose to live in the woods for 5...

Jan 28, 2015 : Stacia Bennett
A Scientific Explanation of Hiker Trash (in 25 Images)

A Scientific Explanation of Hiker Trash (in 25 Images)

New studies have taken aim at uncovering one of America's most unknown and exotic subcultures, commonly referred to as "Hiker Trash". With the wave of long distance hiking themed Hollywood

Jan 28, 2015 : Carlie Gentry