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Can I do this? Yes, I’m doing it!

Can I do this? Yes, I’m doing it!

What Was I Thinking? I strapped on my pack and cried. I’d already been through one frantic round of “what can I ditch?” after I first discovered how heavy my...

Oct 31, 2017 : Joellyn Sargent
The Then, the When, and the Now

The Then, the When, and the Now

For the past 7 months, I’ve been living in two worlds: in one, it’s July 2018, and I’m on the trail.  The names of alliterative resupply towns float in and...

Oct 31, 2017 : Ana
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,...

Oct 31, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
How to Pick a Start Date

How to Pick a Start Date

I have picked my start date! Woo hoo!  I will start my NOBO AT thru-hike on February 18, 2018. A lot of thought went into picking this date. Several of...

Oct 30, 2017 : Cindy Stewart
Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to these Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations! You made it! Pacific Crest Trail Thru-Hikers are crossing the finish line, and we cannot wait to hear your stories! Whether you are a NOBO, SOBO, or a Flip-Flopper,...

Oct 30, 2017 : Ben Barrett
AT 7: Fall In Massachusetts

AT 7: Fall In Massachusetts

Fall foliage photos & one amazing video for Massachusetts follow this update Fall Continued... Last time I left you, my slightly intrigued audience, I had just finished Vermont and had

Oct 30, 2017 : Koty Sapp
Gear Review: Clip Flashlight 2

Gear Review: Clip Flashlight 2

Overview Sierra Designs calls this tent "simple, lightweight, (and) dependable", and we could not agree more. The Clip Flashlight 2 has been redesigned to have more space, more height, and...

Oct 30, 2017 : Emily
How To Save Up To 15% or More on Your Gear in 5 Seconds

How To Save Up To 15% or More on Your Gear in 5 Seconds

Today, I am going to show you how to save up to 15% (or more!) on your gear in no time flat. To do this, you will utilize what are...

Oct 30, 2017 : Brandon Chase
3 Reasons why I am thru-hiking the PCT in 2018

3 Reasons why I am thru-hiking the PCT in 2018

The countdown has begun!  In less than 9 months I will be setting foot on the PCT and beginning an adventure of a lifetime.  To thru-hike the PCT is something...

Oct 30, 2017 : Kelli Reddy
Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Dream Job or Not?

Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Dream Job or Not?

Short answer? No. I wouldn’t call it a dream job unless your life calling involves shoveling other people’s feces. Don’t get me wrong, I’d rather work outside all day hiking...

Oct 30, 2017 : Tide Walker