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Amicalola Falls to Woody Gap

Amicalola Falls to Woody Gap

As much as my joints might hurt, I'm having the time of my life. Seriously. I've got a belly full of beer, I'm freshly showered, the blister tape is off...

Feb 29, 2016 : Bandit
Q21

Q21

My last post was about 20 questions I've been asked.   I was asked a 21st question today, one that I hadn't been asked previously. It was from my accountant....

Feb 29, 2016 : Eva Briggs
12 lb Base Weight Gear List

12 lb Base Weight Gear List

The long awaited day has finally come. I officially have all of my gear for my southbound AT thru hike. Here is the base weight gear (food and water not...

Feb 29, 2016 : Ashley Schellhase
Am I Insane?

Am I Insane?

With only three more days before I begin my thru-hike, I have found myself asking this question much more than I have in the months and days leading up to...

Feb 29, 2016 : Pen-Dexter (Jared Townley)
The Trail Food Trifecta: Ramen, Mac & Cheese, & Idahoans

The Trail Food Trifecta: Ramen, Mac & Cheese, & Idahoans

What’s so special about ramen? Mac & cheese? Idahoans? They looks so average. So boring. So...meh. Well you’re wrong! image courtesy of clipartbest.com Think again hiker trash! These

Feb 28, 2016 : Jean Taggart
12 Gorp Varieties to Hike With

12 Gorp Varieties to Hike With

There's a reason why trail mix is a trail staple. It's easy to make, easy to eat, and it tastes good. Eating it day after day can get a little...

Feb 28, 2016 : Zoë Symon
Gear Review: The Ursack

Gear Review: The Ursack

Bears. Can't live with 'em, can't live without out 'em. Well, actually we probably could live without them, but who would want to? Those cantankerous furballs, like all rare wildlife,...

Feb 28, 2016 : Connor Adams
Turning Forty, and Wanting a Life of Adventure

Turning Forty, and Wanting a Life of Adventure

I turned 40 earlier this month. I don’t think I ever really believed I’d get this far. I didn’t have dreams or goals growing up, so it’s strange to be...

Feb 28, 2016 : Amy Bee
83 Pieces of Advice for Thru-Hikers, from Thru-Hikers

83 Pieces of Advice for Thru-Hikers, from Thru-Hikers

If you ask twenty people how to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, you're likely to get twenty different answers.  So- that's exactly what we did. Because there is no one-size-fits-all approach...

Feb 28, 2016 : Zach
A Look Inside a Dog’s Pack

A Look Inside a Dog’s Pack

  Last time I talked about my own Therm-a-Rest Z lite Sol sleeping pad cut to fit (REI Garage Sale) Ruffwear Hi & Dry Saddlebag Cover Musher's Secret - We haven't had...

Feb 28, 2016 : Sara Ecay