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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Winding Stair Gap to Hot Springs, NC

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Winding Stair Gap to Hot Springs, NC

One Feet, Two Feet, Red Feet, Blue feet Before leaving Franklin, I stopped at an Outfitter in order to get my feet checked since I had been having a lot...

Apr 30, 2016 : Beth Harper
As you begin your journey

As you begin your journey

I want to thank head honcho Zach Davis for allowing me to write on this great site. When I decided to hike the Appalachian trail in November of 2014, what...

Apr 30, 2016 : Oliver Hudgins
Pacific Crest Trail: Campo to Julian

Pacific Crest Trail: Campo to Julian

Campo, CA (mile 0) to Julian, CA (mile 77) /embed] April 27 "Expectation is the Root of all Heartache" The day has finally arrived. I get to attempt to thruhike...

Apr 30, 2016 : Digger

Climbing up  After a giant pancake breakfast my parents and I began hiking out of Hot Springs. My dad offered to carry my pack so I was "slack packing".  It...

Apr 30, 2016 : Hillary
Week 2 Update

Week 2 Update

* Note: This post will be updated in the near future with actual content. Week 2 Update By the Numbers Miles covered: Pace: Zeros Taken: 1 Blisters Created: 0 Advil...

Apr 30, 2016 : Rob Davis
Week 1 Update

Week 1 Update

* Note: This post will be updated in the near future with actual content. Week 1 Update By the Numbers Miles covered: 106.0 Pace: 15.14 miles/day Blisters Created: 2 Advil...

Apr 30, 2016 : Rob Davis
393.1-One Month Anniversary

393.1-One Month Anniversary

Yesterday marked my one month on the trail; what a beautiful and incredible month it has been! I want to take this time to talk a little bit more general...

Apr 30, 2016 : Isabelle
Breakfast Pizza Was A Terrible Idea (Days 20-27, Fontana Dam to Hot Springs)

Breakfast Pizza Was A Terrible Idea (Days 20-27, Fontana Dam to Hot Springs)

Hey there, greetings from Hot Springs, NC! It's been over one week and 100+ miles since we last spoke to each other! How are you? You look great, have you...

Apr 30, 2016 : Vinny Tagliatela
How to Survive an Encounter With A Wild Thru Hiker

How to Survive an Encounter With A Wild Thru Hiker

Should you choose to stay in the vicinity and enjoy your own lunch, be mindful that the thru hiker may look up with glassy wistful eyes and begin drooling when...

Apr 30, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
A tribute to a few Trail Legends

A tribute to a few Trail Legends

If you include the 8.8mile approach to Springer mountain (and I certainly do), then I've just hiked 119 miles of the Appalachian Trail. These miles took me over 22 mountains,...

Apr 29, 2016 : Gabe Burkhardt