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“What’s the Weather Like in Georgia?”… Surviving the First 75 Miles of the AT

“What’s the Weather Like in Georgia?”… Surviving the First 75 Miles of the AT

"What's the weather like in Georgia in the spring?" is one of what seems like millions of questions that thru-hiker hopefuls ask each year, over and over again, as their...

Feb 8, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Beyond Gear: A 36-Point Planning Checklist for Health, Home, and Finances

Beyond Gear: A 36-Point Planning Checklist for Health, Home, and Finances

It’s easy to think that getting the right gear is the key to a successful thru-hike. Building the ideal kit for your hiking style certainly does make your hike more...

Feb 6, 2018 : Joellyn Sargent
Tips And Tricks For Plus-Size Hikers

Tips And Tricks For Plus-Size Hikers

When you look through outdoor magazines, watch adventure movies, or even go into most outdoor stores, you typically don't see plus-size representation. I was told recently, "There is a reason...

Jan 16, 2018 : Ashley Manning
How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

It all started with a contest. Make a video why you want to hike the Appalachian Trail. My idea was simple. I just wanted to go for a long walk...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
You And Your Dog’s Guide To Avoiding Tick-Borne Illnesses

You And Your Dog’s Guide To Avoiding Tick-Borne Illnesses

After I have explained that my dog Flynn and I are hiking the AT to someone new, they inevitably ask: are you bringing a weapon? When I respond with a...

Jan 12, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin
16 Things 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need To Know

16 Things 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need To Know

In just a few short weeks, thru-hiking season will be upon us again. As the class of 2018 purchases the final pieces of gear and packs up the last few...

Dec 22, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Planning Gear for your Flip-Flop AT Hike

Planning Gear for your Flip-Flop AT Hike

To begin, let me emphasize that no two hikers will have the same gear. You might have some of the same items, but ultimately everyone has to figure out what...

Dec 21, 2017 : Nick Offenbach
Two Cook’s Advice for Going Stoveless

Two Cook’s Advice for Going Stoveless

When other hikers heard what we do in "real life" on the trail, everyone all reacted the same way: "I bet you have the best meals out here?!" For those...

Dec 13, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
New Hampshire’s White Mountains: Please Enjoy Responsibly

New Hampshire’s White Mountains: Please Enjoy Responsibly

The Whites. Notoriously difficult. Famously breathtaking. This roughly hundred-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail through New Hampshire is sure to stand out in the memory of any thru-hiker and

Nov 18, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
Mountain Crossings Hosts AT Prep Course

Mountain Crossings Hosts AT Prep Course

Avoiding a Meltdown in the First 30 Miles Hiking the Appalachian Trail is  a dream for many people. Those that can fulfill this dream will have an experience of a...

Nov 16, 2017 : Guest Post