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How 2 months without walking mentally prepared me for the Appalachian Trail

How 2 months without walking mentally prepared me for the Appalachian Trail

If a broken ankle can't stop me from preparing for the AT, what can?

Feb 25, 2021 : Austin Hays
New Year, New Plans for 2022

New Year, New Plans for 2022

This time last year, I was in the final stages of planning for a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. My bags were packed, my reservations were made for Amicalola Falls,...

Feb 24, 2021 : Kelly Hodgkins
Trails You Should Try In 2021

Trails You Should Try In 2021

There are long-distance trails on every continent except Antarctica, and not all long trails need to be over a thousand miles. In the U.S. alone, there are over 60 recognized...

Feb 23, 2021 : J.D./ La Loon
Blog Your Own Blog

Blog Your Own Blog

Ok. I meant to write this post a long time ago. To be totally honest, I've been on the fence about blogging. Paul and I are not the best at...

Feb 23, 2021 : Dirtbag Duo
The Stress of Anticipation: 17 Days To Go

The Stress of Anticipation: 17 Days To Go

The anticipation has been equivalent to watching crystalized honey drip slowly from the jar. It's like everyday time stands still and when it's released I fast forward and suddenly I...

Feb 22, 2021 : A Wild Jocelot
On the trail while not on the trail

On the trail while not on the trail

My wife figured it out before I did. I told her I was feeling down and I wasn't sure why. "Is it because the other Appalachian Trail hikers are getting...

Feb 21, 2021 : pearwood
Four Reasons Why I Will Thru-Hike the A.T. at Forty

Four Reasons Why I Will Thru-Hike the A.T. at Forty

Introduction As a LASHER, or long ass section hiker of the A.T, I enjoyed the amazing opportunity of hiking  from Bear Mountain, NY to Grant’s Pass in Maine during the...

Feb 20, 2021 : Heather OConnell
Put Together… ish: My AT Initial Gear List

Put Together… ish: My AT Initial Gear List

Why post a gear list? This was my initial question when I first decided I wanted to document my thru-hike. Nearly every youtube channel I visited,  and every blog that...

Feb 18, 2021 : George Gristina
A Backpacking Legacy

A Backpacking Legacy

Every hiker can trace their love for backpacking to a single trip. Maybe it was their first trip ever. Maybe it was their 27th trip that sealed the deal. For...

Feb 18, 2021 : Ann Marie White
My First Week Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

My First Week Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

With the Approach Trail behind us and some of our initial kinks worked out, Miguel and I were ready to hit the trail with everything in us. We initially decided...

Feb 17, 2021 : Nadia Fenay