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FAQ for the Worry Wart in Your Life

FAQ for the Worry Wart in Your Life

An actual conversation I had with my mother tonight went something like this: Mom: Are you going to be sleeping in the trees? Me: You mean, like, in wooded areas?...

Nov 30, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
This Post Isn’t About Hiking – It’s About Love

This Post Isn’t About Hiking – It’s About Love

This post isn’t about hiking.  Nor is it about gear or trail food or mail drop locations.  This is a different kind of post.  This post is about what happens...

Nov 30, 2017 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Fears, Faith, and Fun-employment While Thru Hiking

Fears, Faith, and Fun-employment While Thru Hiking

Here is a list of why's and why-nots, what and what-nots that I have when it comes to my PCT 2018 hike. Funemployment is the time I take between the...

Nov 30, 2017 : Olympia
Bethany Hughes’s 20,000-Mile Hike Across the Americas

Bethany Hughes’s 20,000-Mile Hike Across the Americas

Bethany 'Fidget' Hughes is taking on a 20,000 mile trek through the world's longest contiguous mountain range. Along the way, she is collecting stories from locals and experiencing a variety...

Nov 30, 2017 : Linnea Delucchi
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,...

Nov 29, 2017 : Elizabeth Kennedy
T-Minus 138 Days…How to Avoid Going Crazy While Waiting

T-Minus 138 Days…How to Avoid Going Crazy While Waiting

Wondering what to do with yourself while waiting for your departure date? Here are some things I'm doing to help pass the time and keep me from going insane.

Nov 29, 2017 : James Thomson
When You Give A Kid A Thru-Hike

When You Give A Kid A Thru-Hike

It's almost been two months since I got home from my hike. I never wrote that “final blog” about what it felt like to summit Katahdin, or to wrap up...

Nov 29, 2017 : Casie Frederick
10 Quotes and Trail Photos to Inspire Your Next Adventure

10 Quotes and Trail Photos to Inspire Your Next Adventure

Looking for a boost to get you out the door after work? A pick-me-up as you await your upcoming thru-hike? Something to set as your phone background through the long...

Nov 29, 2017 : The Editors
7 Lessons from a Thru-Hiker Who Knew Nothing and Still Finished the Trail

7 Lessons from a Thru-Hiker Who Knew Nothing and Still Finished the Trail

I was a pretty terrible thru-hiker. I say that mostly in jest.  I finished and, in retrospect, I’m so pleased with every second of it, so what else matters really?...

Nov 29, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
Sometimes “Plan M” Looks Pretty Good

Sometimes “Plan M” Looks Pretty Good

We were ready to head out on the trek from Unicoi to Deep Gap in North Carolina. That first big up, the one I’d be dreading for a month, wasn’t...

Nov 29, 2017 : Joellyn Sargent