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Shedding Blood, Sweat and Tears in New Hampshire

Shedding Blood, Sweat and Tears in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Made Me Cry First, the good news...I walked out of New Hampshire and into Maine on Tuesday, August 29. And there was much rejoicing.  Yay!!!! Because even though...

Aug 31, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Learning to Read the Landscape

Learning to Read the Landscape

Over the past decade, more and more thru-hikers have ditched maps and have instead opted for guides like Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook that stick to the highlights – water...

Aug 31, 2017 : Michael Dax
This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

This Week’s Top Instagram Photos from the #AppalachianTrail

Ladies, gentlemen, and hiker trash- it has returned.  We are pleased to reintroduce one of our all time favorite series- the top Instagram posts from the Appalachian Trail. Each week,...

Aug 29, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
And the Honeymoon Ends:  Temporary Separation After Just 5 Weeks

And the Honeymoon Ends: Temporary Separation After Just 5 Weeks

Dear Darling AT, I knew the starry-eyed honeymoon phase couldn't last forever. But it still hurts so much to have to face the cruel realities of this roller coaster life...

Aug 29, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Just a girl from Delafield, WI that loves hiking-An Introduction

Just a girl from Delafield, WI that loves hiking-An Introduction

An Introduction Hi! I'm Katie, and I live in Delafield, WI. I am hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2018. I'll be a NOBO hiker, so hiking Georgia to Maine in...

Aug 29, 2017 : Kathleen Krause
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 13

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 13

Many Views and Land O' Lakes The Whites continue to impress! After scoring some trail magic at Crawford Notch, we were stunned by Webster Cliffs' many views. We climbed Mt....

Aug 29, 2017 : Stubbs
Solve et Coagula

Solve et Coagula

Solve et coagula is a principle in alchemy that translates to 'dissolve and coagulate'. It means that something must be broken down before it can be built up, and I...

Aug 28, 2017 : Kate Bradley
What I Learned on This Year’s LASH

What I Learned on This Year’s LASH

At the end of every hike, it's a good idea to look back and reflect about what you learned and resolve to do some things differently next time. An Observation...

Aug 28, 2017 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 8/28/17)

Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of 8/28/17)

It's that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer,...

Aug 28, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum

The Copper Spur UL2 Platinum is one of the lightest freestanding two-person tents on the market. With two doors, smart use of pole setup, and the lightest materials available, this is...

Aug 27, 2017 : Maggie Slepian