Fear Is A Mirror – Behold Your Reflection Your Way

Fear Is A Mirror – Behold Your Reflection Your Way

Have you ever had someone or something really shake the ground you were standing on? Did you get back up? Earlier this year, I went on a day hike on...

Jan 18, 2018 : Erin
As Thru-Hike Nears, Excitement Grows But Worries Linger

As Thru-Hike Nears, Excitement Grows But Worries Linger

What started as “hey, that sounds fun” has transitioned into “oh my gosh, I’m really going to do this and we leave when?” It’s been over two years since my...

Jan 18, 2018 : Drama Mama
Shakedowns And Learning Experiences

Shakedowns And Learning Experiences

This time last year, I had never been on an overnight backpacking trip. It was about that time that I also decided to hike the Appalachian Trail, so going backpacking...

Jan 18, 2018 : Ashton Rollings
Decide What To Be And Go Be It: I’m Gonna Be A Thru-Hiker

Decide What To Be And Go Be It: I’m Gonna Be A Thru-Hiker

I'm going to be a thru-hiker: no ifs, ands, or buts. As my start date is getting closer, it hit me that I didn't heed Zach Davis' wise words of...

Jan 18, 2018 : Eiryn Reynolds
T-100 Days: Physical Preparation For The PCT

T-100 Days: Physical Preparation For The PCT

In exactly 100 days I begin my adventure. I’m aware that there is nothing I can do to truly prepare my body or mind for the intense and rigorous nature...

Jan 17, 2018 : Anna Smiley
Tell The Ones Who Need To Know; We Are Headed North

Tell The Ones Who Need To Know; We Are Headed North

"She's the silver sun, you best walk her way and watch it shine." Hey y’all! I'm Amanda and I’ve spent the past five years living in the Appalachian Mountains while...

Jan 17, 2018 : Amanda and Davy
Return of the Hiker

Return of the Hiker

Within a week of leaving the trail and saying goodbye to my friends at Burney Falls, I was back in Portland and employed at my former bartending job.  My first...

Jan 17, 2018 : Tommy Corey
My First Overnight Hike, Featuring The Staircase From Hell

My First Overnight Hike, Featuring The Staircase From Hell

Where: Amicalola Falls AT Approach Trail When: Jan. 14, 2018, to Jan. 15, 2018 Why: Testing pack, cold weather gear and timing What: Highlights, crappy stuff, gear, and solutions Highlights The

Jan 17, 2018 : Eden Ryan
New York: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail​

New York: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail​

The Empire State is known throughout the AT community for being Total Distance: 3.6 miles (with longer options available) About The Hike: Located only an hour outside of NYC, Bear...

Jan 17, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Gear Review: Warbonnet Superfly Hammock Winter Tarp

Gear Review: Warbonnet Superfly Hammock Winter Tarp

Basic Specs Warbonnet Outdoors Weight: 18 oz (tarp only) Dimensions: 11' (ridgeline) x 10' width Packed Size: In stuff sack: ~ 13 inches x 6 inches x 4 inches MSRP:...

Jan 17, 2018 : Chris Guynn