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Time and Moments

Time and Moments

The way we mark the seconds and minutes, sixty of them, goes back to the Babylonians. I assume the twenty-four hour clock is also astoundingly ancient. The western calendar of...

Dec 31, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
Gear Review: Montbell Torrent Flier Jacket

Gear Review: Montbell Torrent Flier Jacket

Over the past so many years I have bought a new rain jacket pretty much every year.  I typically spend about $100 on a lightweight waterproof rain jacket.   Thinking I have gotten my...

Dec 31, 2015 : Dylan Niknot
7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

I've noticed a pattern. In my research of parks, mountains, and other places of interest on the Appalachian Trail, I've come across a great deal of names. A great deal of...

Dec 30, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
My evolving trail diet in search of the ultimate burrito

My evolving trail diet in search of the ultimate burrito

The most thought about item on my thru hike: FOOD! Whether it was planning food for the next 5 days on the trail, picking out which restaurants to visit in...

Dec 30, 2015 : Jesse Smith
Niki Rellon Writes History on the Appalachian Trail

Niki Rellon Writes History on the Appalachian Trail

400 Mile Marker Niki Rellon, better known as Bionic Woman along the Appalachian Trail, recently etched herself into history as one of the most astounding thru-hikers on Earth. The 40...

Dec 30, 2015 : Mary Beth Skylis
A thought about “Stuff”

A thought about “Stuff”

Christmas evening, my mom and I sat on my childhood bedroom floor as I started to unpack and take inventory of my growing AT gear. Mom amuses me while I...

Dec 30, 2015 : Isabelle
How to be part of a thru hikers hike

How to be part of a thru hikers hike

Most of the posts you will find on this site are directed specifically towards hikers.  This is a post will be a little different in that's directed specifically to the thru...

Dec 30, 2015 : Dylan Niknot
Should You Treat Water in the Backcountry? What Science Says.

Should You Treat Water in the Backcountry? What Science Says.

The internet is a vast source of information, good and bad. It's easy to find information “proving” just about anything. I have been studying this topic for several years. Giardia:...

Dec 30, 2015 : Guest Post
A tale from Mt.Washington

A tale from Mt.Washington

The air was cold as I awoke on the hard wood floor wiping the sleep from my eyes to greet the morning. Fellow hikers stirred in the dining area of...

Dec 30, 2015 : Reptar
Exploring North Carolina’s Black Mountain Crest Trail

Exploring North Carolina’s Black Mountain Crest Trail

The Black Mountain Crest Trail is renowned as the toughest trail on the East Coast. Why? In summary: Seven six thousand foot peaks in just under eleven miles. Hike North...

Dec 30, 2015 : Caet Cash