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Everything’s Intimidating Until It’s Done

Everything’s Intimidating Until It’s Done

If you are about to start hiking the AT and are beginning to second-guess your outdoor abilities, or generally feel like you are crazy for quitting your job to pursue...

Feb 25, 2020 : Rob Jr.
My Eureka – The Appalachian Trail

My Eureka – The Appalachian Trail

Have you ever had a Eureka moment when the stars align, fate stares you down, destiny tells you everything’s going to be OK, and you suddenly realize what you want...

Feb 25, 2020 : Toby
“Into America’s Wild:” A Documentary about Biophilia

“Into America’s Wild:” A Documentary about Biophilia

Tweto and Harrington speak to the feeling of isolation that many experience and the connections that can be made in nature - both to the natural world and to others.

Feb 25, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
The Bits and Pieces Left to Do – Always One More Thing

The Bits and Pieces Left to Do – Always One More Thing

I have found that there is always just one more. Just one more thing to pick up or just one more person to say goodbye to, but there is always...

Feb 25, 2020 : Esa Mayo-pitts
PCT Parenting: A Letter Home

PCT Parenting: A Letter Home

On My Start Day... Soon Today, I start walking the Pacific Crest Trail. It is the day I’ve been talking about since September 2019. I know this is a huge...

Feb 25, 2020 : Shannon Quadres
Day 5 – Ram Rock Mountain to Blood Mountain

Day 5 – Ram Rock Mountain to Blood Mountain

Day five began a little earlier than the last. PB&J and coffee for breakfast, no privy so I wait and hope for the best and I found the best at...

Feb 25, 2020 : James Aguilar
Three Reasons to Hike the Appalachian Trail Right Now (Or at Least Sometime Soon)

Three Reasons to Hike the Appalachian Trail Right Now (Or at Least Sometime Soon)

Why do you want to hike the Appalachian Trail? I'm starting the AT in a few days. While I planned, my father has asked me the aforementioned question more than...

Feb 25, 2020 : Hayden Cox
Day 4 – Hawk Mountain to Ram Rock Mountain

Day 4 – Hawk Mountain to Ram Rock Mountain

Day four. There is something sharp in the wall of Hawk Mountain Shelter that pokes up few holes in my down jacket. I will fix it when I get to...

Feb 25, 2020 : James Aguilar
What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

What You Need to Know About the Appalachian Trail Kickoff

The Appalachian Trail Kickoff, or ATKO, is an annual event held in early March. This event has been going on for 18 years, and continues to get better and better...

Feb 25, 2020 : Stacia Bennett
Day 3 – Springer Mountain to Hawk Mountain

Day 3 – Springer Mountain to Hawk Mountain

Day three. I woke  to 17 degrees, frozen pants, hoodie, gloves and something or everything in my water filtration system. The mice found their way to the only food I...

Feb 25, 2020 : James Aguilar