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1/4 of the way!

1/4 of the way!

Day 67: (June 19th) After a long rainy night, we all woke up and prepared for the day. Many people at the shelter were planning to take a zero day...

Jun 30, 2017 : Keturamarie Lennick
Started at Katahdin Now We’re Here

Started at Katahdin Now We’re Here

Here's a summary of my first couple weeks on the trail. Views! Two weeks in and I have already seen some of the best scenic views of my life. Hiking...

Jun 30, 2017 : Justin Guimond
Challenges of the Trail: Coming to Terms with Competing Needs

Challenges of the Trail: Coming to Terms with Competing Needs

Days on trail: 67 Miles completed: 963 Most recent sighting: A bear! (From Bighorn) and a quail (From Bonsai). As I stare up at the ceiling of our hotel room,...

Jun 30, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Celebrating and getting ready

Celebrating and getting ready

July 4, 2017 Zeroing, but counting the days to Maine. Home Maintenance After getting back to Missouri, the home needed to go in for maintenance.  It seems my generator stopped...

Jun 29, 2017 : Up-n-Ready
Food Choices, Job Departures, and Arrival in Maine

Food Choices, Job Departures, and Arrival in Maine

Now, where were we? At last we spoke, I was busy pillaging my closets, raiding REI, and ordering on Amazon in an attempt to assemble a well-rounded but not too...

Jun 29, 2017 : LilyMG
Overjoyed

Overjoyed

Day 42. Mile 1329. I've never been more smelly, dirty, hairy or sleepy. Dried blood streaks cover my legs, and my hair has begun dreading itself. Essentially, all I do...

Jun 29, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
My PCT Thru-Hike Diet and Nutrition Plan

My PCT Thru-Hike Diet and Nutrition Plan

As it turns out, Oreos are not a superfood. One of the beautiful realities of thru-hiking is that you can eat literally whatever you want and either not gain weight, or...

Jun 29, 2017 : Zach
Finally! Tomorrow and butterflies

Finally! Tomorrow and butterflies

Yikes! The moment has come were I can actually say tomorrow. It is a kind of magical and surreal feeling. I am super ready. My whole body is restless and...

Jun 29, 2017 : Anette LOrsa
Starting SOBO: How to Get to Mount Katahdin

Starting SOBO: How to Get to Mount Katahdin

You are prepped, packed, and ready to start your southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. You have researched every ounce and calorie, and you know that for the next five...

Jun 29, 2017 : Emily
Thunderstorms, flooding, and moose ice cream (6/29, 6/30, 7/1)

Thunderstorms, flooding, and moose ice cream (6/29, 6/30, 7/1)

Day 124, 6/29: Moose Mountain shelter -> Hexacuba shelter (17.7 miles) I woke up at 5am from another hiker burping loudly. I couldn't go back to sleep, so I started...

Jun 29, 2017 : Snap