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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

When it comes to day hiking during Spring, most people in the South are most concerned about encountering a bear, wild hog, rattlesnake, or other potentially dangerous wildlife. Fortunately, most...

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