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Duck, Duck, Goose…Eggs (3/31, 4/1, 4/2)

Duck, Duck, Goose…Eggs (3/31, 4/1, 4/2)

Day 34, 3/31: Erwin, TN -> Curley Maple Gap shelter (4.3 miles) I woke up before Bri and PiƱata and jumped in the shower. I still felt clean from yesterday...

Mar 31, 2017 : Snap
2 Days to Go: Bags are Packed

2 Days to Go: Bags are Packed

We leave the day after tomorrow, and our packs are filled with everything we need but water. So, I thought it was about time to post what we plan to...

Mar 31, 2017 : Emily McCambridge
Age is Just a Number: Interview with Grey Beard, Attempting Record for Oldest AT Thru-Hiker

Age is Just a Number: Interview with Grey Beard, Attempting Record for Oldest AT Thru-Hiker

"Happiness is the key to staying in good health. If you aren't happy with what you're doing, age will catch up to you. You'll really feel your age." -Dale "Greybeard"...

Mar 31, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 is an ultralight 3-person nylon and polyester mesh tent body with an ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating fly and...

Mar 31, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Arc’teryx Atom AR Hoody

Gear Review: Arc’teryx Atom AR Hoody

Image from Arc'teryx Arc'teryx Atom AR Hoody, know for its hybrid ability and features that include secure wrist cuffs and a hood that tightens securely. The mid layer jacket is...

Mar 31, 2017 : Danielle
Feeling Bad for Turtles

Feeling Bad for Turtles

A few weeks ago, I put one foot in front of the other and began the approach trail to the top of Springer Mountain. If I never see another blue...

Mar 31, 2017 : Chelsea Bates
The Appalachian Trail: Days 1-4 And Serendipity

The Appalachian Trail: Days 1-4 And Serendipity

Hey there, folks! Here's a run-down of the days leading up to our hike. This is also my first time blogging from my phone so here it goes. The Lead...

Mar 31, 2017 : Sean Kearns
Training: March 20 – 26

Training: March 20 – 26

Week Total: 25.7 miles March 20 ~ March 21 ~ 2.2 miles I need to be washing 12 dozen eggs but if don't do my training hike right this damn...

Mar 31, 2017 : Lion Heart
I have Fears

I have Fears

The happiest I've ever been is a moment I can place. I was in India. We had spent the day walking around town, not really doing anything in particular, eating...

Mar 31, 2017 : Amber Kostka
Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Lithosphere

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear Lithosphere

Rain-wear can save your life. It's an important part of your set up. But it can get a little overwhelming figuring out what works for you. Do you shell out...

Mar 31, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis