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These Count as Trail Mascots, Right?

These Count as Trail Mascots, Right?

So you might be asking yourself, “Trail mascots? Hmm, that’s a thing? Aren’t you already carrying enough?” Well, from my understanding, yes it is! Maybe not for everyone, but there...

Jan 31, 2018 : Cori Keatts
How [we plan] To Hike With 2 Dogs

How [we plan] To Hike With 2 Dogs

People: “It’s just a dog.” Me: “First of all, that’s my freaking child!” Meet Buster and Izzy, the way more exciting half of our 4-person family! Buster is 2 years...

Jan 31, 2018 : Jon + Holly
January down, miles to go…

January down, miles to go…

When I decided to make a running/hiking goal for the year, I didn’t have much to base it off.  1,500 miles seemed like a good, round number.  It averages out...

Jan 31, 2018 : Patrick Murray
Seven Must-Do Day Hikes on the International Appalachian Trail

Seven Must-Do Day Hikes on the International Appalachian Trail

Gaspé Peninsula is a wide and sparsely populated area covered by forest and mountains. The IAT traverse the length of the peninsula, but not everybody wants to do the whole...

Jan 31, 2018 : Pierre-Yves St-Onge
Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Basic Specs: Model: Warbonnet Outdoors Weight: 1lb 6oz (hammock only) or 1lb 120z (as used with webbing/buckle suspension) Dimensions: 101 inch ridgeline length, 63 inch hammock body

Jan 31, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Every Day There’s a Reason to Quit, but It Will Never be Good Enough

Every Day There’s a Reason to Quit, but It Will Never be Good Enough

Hello world! Don’t worry, Riley and I are still making our way to Springer Mountain. Since my last post the temperatures have been dropping significantly, which makes it difficult to...

Jan 30, 2018 : Kelly Ann Baird
In a Thru-Hiker’s Head: Contemplations During a Climb

In a Thru-Hiker’s Head: Contemplations During a Climb

My body, tired after working a 15-plus-mile day, was aching. Yes, working sounds odd in this situation, although it does fit. Walking may seem like a chore in certain environments....

Jan 30, 2018 : Michael Bullard
I Have Royally Screwed Up

I Have Royally Screwed Up

Several weeks ago I put out a post entitled "What I'm Doing to Prepare." In that post, I talked about how I was going about physically preparing for the trail....

Jan 30, 2018 : Robin Sorenson
Foot Care on the Trail: One Man’s Battle with His Feet

Foot Care on the Trail: One Man’s Battle with His Feet

Warning: there are some potentially scary and gross pictures of my previous foot injuries in this article. Other warning: I am not a doctor. Let's talk about feet.  With 3,000...

Jan 30, 2018 : Smokebeard
Our Inspiration for Picking Trail Names

Our Inspiration for Picking Trail Names

Those of you thinking of thru-hiking the AT at some point, and who have done a little research, will I’m sure have come across the premise of choosing your trail...

Jan 29, 2018 : Sian and Dave