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Peak Bagging the Appalachian Trail

Peak Bagging the Appalachian Trail

The term Peak Bagging may bring to mind technical climbing of the 8000 meter Himalayas or crawling across Capitol Peak's 14,000 foot Class IV ridges. Although these towering ranges may...

Nov 30, 2015 : Caet Cash
Gaining Perspective on the Appalachian Trail

Gaining Perspective on the Appalachian Trail

In 2012, I struggled with a pervasive feeling of failure.  It emanated from my core, casting shadows in even the brightest places.   On paper, I appeared fine.  Grad school:...

Nov 30, 2015 : Kate Waite
To-Dos and a Partner?

To-Dos and a Partner?

With only 94 days until I begin my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, it's time for an update of my to-do list and some big news on the homefront! To-Dos Shakedown...

Nov 30, 2015 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)
I Miss It All

I Miss It All

I miss it all. I miss the trail. I miss the constant feeling of knowing where I'm going. The pull of the trail that drags you forward for six long...

Nov 30, 2015 : Shannon Goosebumps Roland
Grateful to Travel by Foot

Grateful to Travel by Foot

Last week, I spent a day hiking at St Mary’s Glacier outside of Idaho Springs, Colorado with two of my dearest friends. The three of us hiked up to the...

Nov 30, 2015 : Elise Mann
The Best Cyber Monday (and Week) Deals for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Cyber Monday (and Week) Deals for Hiking and Backpacking

Cyber Monday, otherwise known as Get it ]  2) REI.com 40% off several outdoor gifts. [ Get it ] 4) Sierra Designs 25% off site wide, 50% off select equipment, and...

Nov 30, 2015 : Zach
Product Review – Aukey 3 in 1 Clip-on Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit

Product Review – Aukey 3 in 1 Clip-on Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit

I have been giving consideration to the camera setup I want to use when out on the trail. I haven't actually owned a dedicated camera in years (likely 15-20 years...

Nov 29, 2015 : James Scott
Decisions

Decisions

I've been putting off writing this post for a while now. Partly because I'm still coming to terms with it and partly because I haven't really decided what my long...

Nov 29, 2015 : Kelly Souva
11 Gadgets and Apps for Your Thru-Hike

11 Gadgets and Apps for Your Thru-Hike

Gear on the AT is always a topic of conversation among hikers whether they're former, current, or aspiring thru hikers. From sleep systems to sock brands there's something out there...

Nov 29, 2015 : Reptar
Getting Over And Around Personal Speedbumps

Getting Over And Around Personal Speedbumps

Fun fact: The Appalachian Trail is loaded with speed bumps. And we aren’t talking roots or rocks. Some originate in packages as tiny as a tick. Others strike as forceful as...

Nov 29, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen