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A 10 Year Dream: Why I’m Hiking the AT

A 10 Year Dream: Why I’m Hiking the AT

When I was young, I remember my mom telling stories of her great post-graduate adventure through a mountain range out east called the Appalachians. 10 year-old me loved listening to...

May 31, 2017 : Keckeley Habel
The Good, the Bad, and the Muddy

The Good, the Bad, and the Muddy

The fates are conspiring against us. Or maybe I should say they're conspiring for us, because oddly enough, every time we decide we're fed up with this hike and decide to...

May 31, 2017 : Gail Barrett
My First Back Packing Trip – The Plan and the Gear

My First Back Packing Trip – The Plan and the Gear

WHO: I am going on this trip with some members of Boston's AMC chapter as a part of their zpacks rain kilt. I am not artsy enough for these gear pictures...

May 31, 2017 : emily sue
Virginia? Hell Yeah!

Virginia? Hell Yeah!

No Virginia Blues For These Two! Let me start by saying I'm sorry it's been so long since I've updated this blog. Since the last blog so much has happened...

May 31, 2017 : Steve and Ivetta Severance
Why I’m Not On The Appalachian Trail

Why I’m Not On The Appalachian Trail

Disclaimer: I absolutely loved my time on trail.  I want to make it clear that it was an awesome experience and I recommend it to everyone.  It is an opportunity...

May 31, 2017 : Tyler Burnette
The small acts of kindness that keep us going

The small acts of kindness that keep us going

The truck whizzed by the shoulder, and a particularly nasty blast of road spray hit me square in the face, dripping down my jacket, my shorts, and into my shoes....

May 30, 2017 : Anne Baker
Day One: Rain and Rattlesnakes

Day One: Rain and Rattlesnakes

I spent the night on Springer Mountain and while driving up there I managed to see a ton of wildlife: a ground hog, a hawk (chillin' 10ft from me at...

May 30, 2017 : Joshua Johnson
Barnabus, porcupines, and the fire tower (5/30, 5/31, 6/1)

Barnabus, porcupines, and the fire tower (5/30, 5/31, 6/1)

Day 94, 5/30: Zero at Delaware Water Gap We woke up to wonderful baked oatmeal, egg and sausage casserole, and fruit. Pam was treating us like royalty. Before Rash got...

May 30, 2017 : Snap
3 Reasons To Take Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

3 Reasons To Take Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

 Before thru-hiking, I worked as a trip leader for my 1.Learn Basic First Aid Skills I took Wilderness First Aid through Hannah 2.Preparedness I talk about making a plan and...

May 30, 2017 : Danielle
Pearisburg to Blacksburg Scorecard

Pearisburg to Blacksburg Scorecard

During Trail Days, I stopped by The Trek's booth. Zach asked a couple questions about where I was and then asked, "Any Virginia Blues yet?" "Not even a little," I...

May 30, 2017 : Becky Booroojian