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A Letter to the Post Trail Thru-Hiker

A Letter to the Post Trail Thru-Hiker

Dear Thru-hiker, We were heroes. We were the people that your local newspaper writes articles about and people make documentaries and write books about. We stood on the top of...

Oct 16, 2019 : Julia Sheehan
Spooky Season on the AT: My Top 10 Thru-Hiking Fears

Spooky Season on the AT: My Top 10 Thru-Hiking Fears

It’s spooky szn! What better time to think about which Appalachian Trail haunts scare me the most? Because I’ll admit, I can be a bit of a wuss sometimes. I...

Oct 16, 2019 : Becca Downs
The Road Less Traveled….3 Reasons to go SOBO

The Road Less Traveled….3 Reasons to go SOBO

SOBO Is The Way To Go “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” -John Muir Choosing a SOBO for the AT hike was the easiest way for...

Oct 16, 2019 : Kristopher McDill
That Bearded Hiker Meets the Appalachian Trail

That Bearded Hiker Meets the Appalachian Trail

Yep, that's right, we are leaving our jobs to hike the Appalachian Trail. What? Yeah, we are crazy. Where do we go to the bathroom? Same place as the bears....

Oct 16, 2019 : Kristopher McDill
You Got a Beard and You’re a Teacher, Why Should I Care?

You Got a Beard and You’re a Teacher, Why Should I Care?

“For anybody that grows a beard or has hair on their face, I welcome you to the beard game. We’re all family. I encourage that. I encourage beards.” -Rick Ross...

Oct 16, 2019 : Kristopher McDill
Take the Jump and Seize the Day

Take the Jump and Seize the Day

My first time in a plane, I jumped out of it. Well, the professional skydiver I was attached to did most of the work, but you get the gist. I’ve...

Oct 15, 2019 : Lauren Planas
Beginning Gear List for February Start

Beginning Gear List for February Start

I feel gear is such an individual thing and each person needs to find what works for them and not just what everyone else is using. As you read a...

Oct 15, 2019 : Turtle
Hiking Moab Parks

Hiking Moab Parks

Moab, the mountains surrounding it, and the many parks and recreation areas are worth a visit even if you choose to just drive through and peep at the scenery from...

Oct 15, 2019 : Alicia Pacalo
Now Is the Time to Find Your “Because It’s There”

Now Is the Time to Find Your “Because It’s There”

"Why are you hiking the AT?" Am I prepared to answer this question a million times? I may not have a choice in the matter, but I’m definitely not prepared...

Oct 15, 2019 : Becca Downs
200 Miles Hiking in North Macedonia

200 Miles Hiking in North Macedonia

We chose to cross Europe on foot to discover those countries so close to us that we didn't know much about. North Macedonia is one of them. Located in the...

Oct 15, 2019 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre