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Wild Ponies, Hiker Hunger, and the Beauty of Virginia

Wild Ponies, Hiker Hunger, and the Beauty of Virginia

My sixth week will provide a lifetime of memories for me. Many big firsts as I hit Virginia: Damascus, Grayson Highlands, wild ponies, unique landscapes, true hiker hunger, and a

Mar 31, 2019 : JC Van Etten
Preparing for My Journey on the Appalachian Trail: Part I

Preparing for My Journey on the Appalachian Trail: Part I

Soon to be thru-hiker Steph Dawson introduces herself and discusses her upcoming hike, gear tests, and lightening up her pack load.

Mar 31, 2019 : Steph D
Praise for the Trail Crews, Volunteers, and Trail Angels

Praise for the Trail Crews, Volunteers, and Trail Angels

As the hiking season gets into full swing with people already on the Triple Crown trails or the Discovery Trail in the United States, on the various Caminos and GR...

Mar 31, 2019 : Sonya
Julia’s 2019 AT Vlog #5 – Wesser Bald to Fontana Dam

Julia’s 2019 AT Vlog #5 – Wesser Bald to Fontana Dam

In this video, our tramily (trail family) enjoyed a sunshine-filled day at the NOC where I decided to carry two beers and pumpkin soup from my sister (SO worth the...

Mar 31, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
Julia’s 2019 AT Vlog #4 – Muskrat Creek to Wesser Bald

Julia’s 2019 AT Vlog #4 – Muskrat Creek to Wesser Bald

In this trail update, we cross the 100-mile mark before enjoying snacks and soda with some trail angels. We set out for 11 miles initially, but decided to push to...

Mar 31, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
Julia’s 2019 AT Vlog #3 – Week 1 part 2 – Unicoi Gap to Muskrat Creek Shelter

Julia’s 2019 AT Vlog #3 – Week 1 part 2 – Unicoi Gap to Muskrat Creek Shelter

In trail update #3, we encounter our first-of-the-trail trail magic (fresh fruit :') ). Watch the full video for my rant about Tray Mountain, the second occurrence of trail magic,...

Mar 31, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
Julia’s 2019 AT Vlog #2 – Week 1 part 1 – Springer Mountain to Unicoi Gap

Julia’s 2019 AT Vlog #2 – Week 1 part 1 – Springer Mountain to Unicoi Gap

We start the day with breakfast on Springer Mountain before running into some rain on Sassafras Mountain and finally pitching camp for the night. On day two, we stop for...

Mar 31, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
Julia’s 2019 AT Vlog #1- Getting to the Appalachian Trail

Julia’s 2019 AT Vlog #1- Getting to the Appalachian Trail

In my first trail update, J.A.M. (watch the video to see what this stands for!) makes it to the Approach Trail, eats an odd array of sandwiches for lunch, and...

Mar 31, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
Chaunce’s AT Vlog #05: Franklin – NOC

Chaunce’s AT Vlog #05: Franklin – NOC

In this trail update, we enjoy free sundaes (and a lot of laughs) at a local joint in Franklin and stay in a hostel for the night. The next morning,...

Mar 31, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
Michael’s Hike: FAQ for Friends and Family

Michael’s Hike: FAQ for Friends and Family

Hi all! I'm roughly two weeks away from the genesis of my northbound venture on the Appalachian Trail (or AT for those in the know). I've told family and friends,...

Mar 31, 2019 : Michael Lang