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There And Back Again

There And Back Again

Let me introduce myself Hi, my name is Kimberly Huber, but I go by "Ronin" on the trail. Ronin refers to a Samurai without a master,  which is appropriate as...

Feb 25, 2018 : Kimberly Huber
Shakedown Hike, Yea…It Rained

Shakedown Hike, Yea…It Rained

Wild Pigs in the Night The Javelina's started calling shortly after nightfall. A chorus of EMS sirens grew faintly and then cut through the pine grove separating the Houston Mesa...

Feb 24, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
A Peek in Our Packs: A First Aid Kit for Me and My Dog

A Peek in Our Packs: A First Aid Kit for Me and My Dog

As March 1 gets closer, my dog, Flynn, and I have been cracking down on the smaller details of our Appalachian Trail thru-hike. After several weeks of brainstorming, and seeking...

Feb 24, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin
The Storm Before the Calm

The Storm Before the Calm

136 Days I have a countdown app on my phone reminding me exactly how many days until I set out on my attempted thru-hike which I take a peek at...

Feb 24, 2018 : Anna Thiele
Remembering The North

Remembering The North

August Jojo and I loved Maine.  The infamous black flies are gone by early August and we had no trouble with them whatsoever.  The 100 mile wilderness is speckled with...

Feb 24, 2018 : James Shepherd
Embracing the Anxiety on Eve of My Thru-Hike

Embracing the Anxiety on Eve of My Thru-Hike

It's 1:15 a.m., and it's my last night in my apartment before I ship out to roll south. I currently reside in New York but in these coming months I...

Feb 23, 2018 : Darren Palmer
Appalachian Truth, Seen from Within

Appalachian Truth, Seen from Within

I grew up in Appalachia, and I can't remember a time when I didn't climb its mountains (both its paths and its briar-and-poison-soaked innards). We didn't call this hiking--it was...

Feb 23, 2018 : Jesi Owens
I’ve Started the Trek to My Long Walk

I’ve Started the Trek to My Long Walk

Today I started my trek to start my trek. After almost two years of planning the past week has been chaotic to say the least. The past four days have...

Feb 23, 2018 : Noel Nason
Getting Geared Up!

Getting Geared Up!

Just like any aspiring thru-hiker, I have spent hours researching gear. Luckily, I have acquired much of the gear over the years from other backpacking, camping, and traveling experiences. Here...

Feb 23, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
You’ve Got Questions, I’ve Got Answers

You’ve Got Questions, I’ve Got Answers

Today marks one month until I start my thru-hike. The closer it gets the more I find myself talking about it, and I have noticed a pattern of questions most...

Feb 22, 2018 : Mackenzie