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New Year and New Anticipation

New Year and New Anticipation

New Year and New Chapter It's a new year and a new chapter is about to be written.  I am so looking forward to my thru-hike.  I believe I will...

Dec 31, 2017 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
My AT Camera Gear: From “Fully Loaded” to “Bare Bones”

My AT Camera Gear: From “Fully Loaded” to “Bare Bones”

    There's no doubt that the gear hype among photographers is just as mesmerizing, bottomless, and situational as with backpacking gear. Whether you've taken the traditional or

Dec 31, 2017 : Kelsy Filler
What Worked, What Didn’t, and Next Time

What Worked, What Didn’t, and Next Time

Long time no see, readers! It’s been a minute since the end of my PCT hike and I’ve had time to reflect on things. I spent a while being sad;...

Dec 31, 2017 : Kerstin A. La Cross
Best Hostels on the Appalachian Trail: 2017 Hiker’s Choice

Best Hostels on the Appalachian Trail: 2017 Hiker’s Choice

Appalachian Trail hiker hostels not only provide showers and beds for weary hikers, they're the source of some of the best AT memories and are a crucial part of the...

Dec 31, 2017 : The Editors
Why Wait?

Why Wait?

All it takes is for someone to say two words to you and then life as you know changes. My friends Chris was just being honest but what they said...

Dec 30, 2017 : Katie Friedman
It’s the Five-Month Countdown

It’s the Five-Month Countdown

Am I Doing This Right? And so it begins…my journey to the Appalachian Trail.  This is what’s going either to build me or break me; the preparation, the training, the...

Dec 30, 2017 : Sarah Legg
Part 4: The Who, What, When, Where, and Whys?

Part 4: The Who, What, When, Where, and Whys?

Part 4: Where I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and Santa brought all that new gear you were asking for! We are nearing the end of this five part...

Dec 30, 2017 : Adam Smith
Lists – Why Are You Doing This Again?

Lists – Why Are You Doing This Again?

Making lists, emotions, and effective strategies and goal setting techniques that will assure you reach Mt. Katahdin

Dec 30, 2017 : (Champ) Dan Coy
Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ Cloud 20ºF Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ Cloud 20ºF Sleeping Bag

online and will start shipping January 3rd. Pre-order this bag here Disclosure: this product was donated for the purpose of this

Dec 30, 2017 : Amy
Start Date for the Appalachian Trail

Start Date for the Appalachian Trail

When choosing a start date for a through hike there are many factors to consider.  My job, finances, when my lease is up, the weather, and avoiding peak times to...

Dec 29, 2017 : Margaret