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Going Public

Going Public

Mentally, I committed to hiking the Appalachian Trail last December. I even told a few friends and family members about it. I started a small-potatoes blog that I figured my...

Feb 28, 2015 : Amanda Rogers
Appalachian Trail Music Club | 001 | Sun It Rises

Appalachian Trail Music Club | 001 | Sun It Rises

One “luxury” that I cannot hike – or bike, run, climb, cook, write, sleep… breath?! – without is music. Inspiring, epic, relaxing tunes that motivate and focus me when nothing...

Feb 27, 2015 : Brendan Bucko
Over Hill and Under Hill: Seeing the Appalachian Trail

Over Hill and Under Hill: Seeing the Appalachian Trail

"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after."...

Feb 27, 2015 : Brendan Bucko
For the First Time in My Life

For the First Time in My Life

...someone told me I should drink coffee. Usually it's "I don't drink coffee", "Well don't start". But I was told that I really should try Eight O'clock coffee. Tomorrow the...

Feb 27, 2015 : Alexandra
Against The Odds

Against The Odds

2189.2 miles is a long way to drive much less walk, and here we stand with 32 days until we leave and I can't help but be scrambling around making...

Feb 27, 2015 : Colton Harris
5 Days Out: The Supporting Cast Back Home

5 Days Out: The Supporting Cast Back Home

It's really coming down to the wire here. I love applying sports commentary catch-phrases to non-sporting situations. Really brings me back to my days in the NFL, before my career...

Feb 27, 2015 : Seeker
No-dog sections

No-dog sections

I will be hiking with a dog.  There are 3 no-dog sections.  I have Baxter State Park all arranged.  I'd like to hear what y'all did about the section in...

Feb 27, 2015 : Ken Moffat
The Problems With Mail Drops (And How We Solved Them)

The Problems With Mail Drops (And How We Solved Them)

The following is a sponsored post written by 2014 thru-hiker, Kyrsten “Slayer” French from “How many mail drops should you send on the Appalachian Trail?” His answer is that sending mail...

Feb 27, 2015 : Sponsored Post
All the Things I Never Knew I’d Know About Hiking Gear

All the Things I Never Knew I’d Know About Hiking Gear

One thing you should know about Eric is that he hates shopping, as in despises it. One thing you should know about me: I also hate shopping. A shopping trip...

Feb 26, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Trail Karma: Protecting What We Love Most

Trail Karma: Protecting What We Love Most

For most of us who seek the adventure, freedom and beauty of places like the Appalachian Trail, a pristine view off of a mountain peak is the pinnacle of what...

Feb 26, 2015 : Carlie Gentry