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Appalachian Trail Prep: Affording Our 2023 Thru-Hike

Appalachian Trail Prep: Affording Our 2023 Thru-Hike

Welcome back, Friends! I doubt I’m alone in wondering how people afford a lengthy thru-hike... They say that it costs a hiker an average of $1000 per month to backpack...

Nov 28, 2022 : Laura Budde
Motivation Plus Inspiration Does Not Equal Pickleball

Motivation Plus Inspiration Does Not Equal Pickleball

Howdy I'm George and I'm excited to share my big 2023 Appalachian Trail adventure with anyone interested in reading. I'm 55 years old and live in Holly Springs, NC. I...

Nov 27, 2022 : George Preiss
Should a Dog Attempt a Thru-Hike?

Should a Dog Attempt a Thru-Hike?

My Conclusion The conclusion I have come to as to whether or not a dog “should” embark on a thru-hike is unsatisfying. It depends on the dog, and it depends...

Nov 26, 2022 : Hunter Walker
Warmer Days- Happy Thanksgiving!

Warmer Days- Happy Thanksgiving!

We hike over Fontana Dam, past the Nantahala River and have an amazing Thanksgiving dinner at Gooder Grove Hostel.

Nov 26, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We walk through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park through frigid temperatures.

Nov 25, 2022 : Eric and Hayley
Lost Dogs, Lyme Disease, and Surviving the Cold Snap

Lost Dogs, Lyme Disease, and Surviving the Cold Snap

Shenandoah Let’s start at the very beginning…. About a week after I wrote my last post I hiked into Shenandoah National Park. After a strenuous couple days going through the...

Nov 25, 2022 : Althea Collier
Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

Congratulations to these 2022 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 17

This is it. This is the moment. The moment these hikers have been working towards for months: The final steps of their Appalachian Trail thru-hike. 2,193 miles, 14 states, 515,000...

Nov 25, 2022 : Kendra Slagter
Virginia part 2 – When the Going Gets Freezing Cold, the Aussie Gets Going

Virginia part 2 – When the Going Gets Freezing Cold, the Aussie Gets Going

Before starting the AT, I did a lot of research and planning. One of the things I looked into was the average temperatures for each state I would be passing...

Nov 24, 2022 : Bec on the AT
19-Year-Old Hiker Found Deceased on Mt. Lafayette

19-Year-Old Hiker Found Deceased on Mt. Lafayette

Emily Sotelo, 19, of Westford, MA, was found deceased on the northwest side of Mount Lafayette in Franconia, NH at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022. According to...

Nov 24, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
A Coming of Age, I Am a Thru-Hiker!

A Coming of Age, I Am a Thru-Hiker!

I think you can guess what this post will include. That's right, I finished a SOBO thru-hike of the AT in 141 days. Starting at the top of Katahdin in...

Nov 23, 2022 : Drew Flickinger