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Inside the Pros Packs with The Real Hiking Viking

Inside the Pros Packs with The Real Hiking Viking

Long distance backpacking is an addiction for which there is no cure. Few people understand this better than Thomas Gathman (trail name: Jabba), otherwise known by his online persona Poseidon

Mar 31, 2015 : Zach
Arriving at Rock Gap Shelter

Arriving at Rock Gap Shelter

Days 9-12 brought us to mile 106 on the trail, at the Rock Gap Shelter.Not long after the last post Kyle picked up a couple extra hiking sticks and started...

Mar 31, 2015 : David
Frozen camelbacks and Wiffle Ball bats: Hot Springs NC to Erwin TN.

Frozen camelbacks and Wiffle Ball bats: Hot Springs NC to Erwin TN.

Four Weeks In (and I'm really hungry) At the time of this publication I have made it to Erwin TN, where I'm splitting a small cabin seven ways with Brightside,...

Mar 31, 2015 : Seeker
How the AT Works: What DOES a Maintainer Do?

How the AT Works: What DOES a Maintainer Do?

More thoughts about the Them that's Us. In Bronze. Photo:www.blm.gov Everyone knows they “keep the trail open”. But in the deep woods ‘open’ might mean something completely different than a

Mar 31, 2015 : Cosmo
Starting With A NEGATIVE 8.6 Miles

Starting With A NEGATIVE 8.6 Miles

A what?  How do you start with a negative day?  Did you start at the bottom of Amicalola Falls and you are calling it a negative?  Nope.  I never saw...

Mar 31, 2015 : Byzosgal
The Back Burner, Catching Up, and Letting Go

The Back Burner, Catching Up, and Letting Go

3 weeks to go. I've been pretty relaxed. I've felt things. I've realized things. I haven't packed my pack yet, or made mail drops. I usually do my best work...

Mar 31, 2015 : Jennifer Williams
Hey Georgia, I See You (and my first 69.3 miles)

Hey Georgia, I See You (and my first 69.3 miles)

I'm going to kick this off with a big 'ole shout out to the state of Georgia. I've spent plenty of time battling traffic in Atlanta but admittedly have overlooked...

Mar 31, 2015 : Liz Snyder
The Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail This Week

The Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail This Week

And we're back! 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. After a week off

Mar 31, 2015 : Kenny Howell
When A Zero Turns Into a Noro

When A Zero Turns Into a Noro

It is now day 24 of my hike, and I've only posted one blog.  This is in part due to my natural tendancy towards procrastination, and my lack of desire...

Mar 30, 2015 : Sonia Button
We’re the Lucky Ones

We’re the Lucky Ones

Day 28"If you take poetry and translate it, it's like looking through a beautiful fabric from the backside." Lucky was referring to the view from atop Snowbird Mountain. Beauty like...

Mar 30, 2015 : Sharon