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Hiking in the mud and rain (2/28, 3/1, 3/2)

Hiking in the mud and rain (2/28, 3/1, 3/2)

2/28 (Day 3): Gooch Mountain shelter -> Campsite on side of trail (12.2 miles) Last night, we arrived at Gooch shelter fairly late and all the good tent spots had...

Feb 28, 2017 : Snap
But Who’s Counting, Right?

But Who’s Counting, Right?

66 days until Springer!  Technically 66 days, 11 hours, 16 minutes, and 24 seconds as I'm writing this sentence...But who's counting, right? I am going absolutely crazy. I'm excited, nervous,...

Feb 28, 2017 : Alex Pellerin
A 3 Day Shakedown: The Great Gear Epiphany

A 3 Day Shakedown: The Great Gear Epiphany

A Burrito Sunrise This past weekend I met up with Neemor, an AT and PCT alum, and we set out for the Roan Highlands. We got to Carver's Gap thursday...

Feb 28, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
Countdown Day 0…Time Flies

Countdown Day 0…Time Flies

In 4 hours, I will be winding my way through airport security. In 14 hours, I will be in South Carolina. In 86 hours, I will nearly be to Springer....

Feb 28, 2017 : Heather P
Gratitude and Goals

Gratitude and Goals

     Some people dream of houses, cars, and a life of extravagance. I am not one of them. I dream of living in a place with no plumbing, where...

Feb 28, 2017 : Adam Ryan
Shedding the Weight: Gear Changes for My 2nd AT Attempt

Shedding the Weight: Gear Changes for My 2nd AT Attempt

This will be my second attempt at thru-hiking the AT while also trying to go a little lighter than before. I got injured last year, and carrying extra weight while...

Feb 28, 2017 : Stubbs
Worth A Thousand “Clicks”: An Interview with Nicholas Reichard

Worth A Thousand “Clicks”: An Interview with Nicholas Reichard

"If you wait, people will forget your camera, and the soul will drift up into view." -Steve McCurry Nicholas Reichard, "Click", 27, is a documentary style photographer living in Columbus,

Feb 27, 2017 : Tommy Corey
Gear Galore

Gear Galore

If at first you buy the wrong gear, research and research some more. The first thing I wanted to do when I decided I was going to hike the AT...

Feb 27, 2017 : Jennifer Giddens
Week 17 – Duncannon to Waynesboro, PA

Week 17 – Duncannon to Waynesboro, PA

We are almost at our halfway point of our journey!  Just a few more days and we will have completed half of the entire Appalachian Trail!  What an adventure this...

Feb 27, 2017 : Jamie Marsden
Dogs and The Smokies: What You Need to Know

Dogs and The Smokies: What You Need to Know

There's nothing quite like heading into the great outdoors with my best friends. Those best friends happen to have four legs and waggy tails, and while I wish they could...

Feb 27, 2017 : Stacia Bennett