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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

Committing to the PCT is something different than what everyone around me is doing. It seems like everything/one around me is telling me I need stability, money and a husband...

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

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

There are thru-hikers and then there are thru-hikers. Yes, it is extremely impressive to hike a pre-existing trail that connects you from point A to point B through beautiful, changing...

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

I don’t know about you, but I’m going crazy watching the days tick by toward my departure date for my thru-hike. Some days I just sit in my gear room...

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

I knew it was going to be straight up before I got there. I knew because when my friends and I came out at Unicoi Gap a few weeks ago...

Nov 29, 2017 : Joellyn Sargent