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Can I do this? Yes, I’m doing it!

Can I do this? Yes, I’m doing it!

I was in full-blown confidence meltdown mode. My husband and daughter smiled sympathetically as they said goodbye, telling me how proud they were that I was even trying this backpacking...

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

Resources to help you pick a start date.

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

Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 Includes: Full mesh body tent, removable rain fly, DAC aluminum two pole system, nine stakes, reflective guy lines and guyout loops, stuff sack Weight: 3 lbs...

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

I'm thru-hiking the PCT in 2018 to celebrate being debt-free, challenge myself and to chase an epic adventure.

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

Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner: Dream Job or Not?

Being an AT ridge runner is not about getting paid to hike. Education and cleaning privies are some of the main job duties of ridge runners. I discuss the misconceptions,...

Oct 30, 2017 : Tide Walker