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First 2021 Update: Inside My Mind After Two Weeks on Trail

First 2021 Update: Inside My Mind After Two Weeks on Trail

What’s gone on in my head so far during my first two weeks of hiking the AT in 2021 in Pennsylvania.

May 6, 2021 : Sarah Lesiecki
And Then God Said, “Let’s Liven Things Up A Bit”

And Then God Said, “Let’s Liven Things Up A Bit”

Perhaps I was becoming too content. The weather coming out of Hot Springs on Saturday was perfect, my belly was full, and the view of the French Broad River picture...

May 5, 2021 : Jennifer Kimble
The One Where I Wind Up Mostly Dead [AT mile 344.2-470.4]

The One Where I Wind Up Mostly Dead [AT mile 344.2-470.4]

Day 33: 12.4 miles from Erwin, TN to a campsite near USFS 230 Day 34: 13.9 miles to Clyde Smith Shelter Day 35: 10 miles to Carvers Gap Day 36:...

May 5, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The Grayson Highlands: AT Days 35-38

The Grayson Highlands: AT Days 35-38

Damascus, VA to stealth site mile marker 489.3, 18.5 miles Damascus lived up to the hype and proved to be the perfect spot to enjoy a double-zero day. After spending...

May 5, 2021 : Max Kiel
North Carolina Blues

North Carolina Blues

Lightning Strikes Two section hikers left Fontana Village this morning and started across Fontana Dam. The weather was rainy with scattered storms predicted. Partway across, a strong wind caught

May 4, 2021 : KMac
Days 56 through 60 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 56 through 60 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 56 I was out of the shelter and hiking at 8 am, wanting to get in as many miles as possible before a rainy afternoon. 10 miles into my...

May 4, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Annemarie on the AT

Annemarie on the AT

Hiya Hikers! First of all, introductions, I’m Annemarie! Thanks for taking the time to read my trail ramblings. I’m a 30-something former bank manager who sold all my possessions, quit...

May 3, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
The Trail isn’t Working Against You — You Are

The Trail isn’t Working Against You — You Are

It’s cold. It’s rainy. Your joints ache. Maybe you have a brace from injuries past or scars from missteps taken. In these moments, it can feel like the trail is...

May 3, 2021 : Steph Strickland
Why I Ditched My Trail Runners for Sandals

Why I Ditched My Trail Runners for Sandals

One unexpected aspect of trail life has been the standard for acceptable gear. We expect to see similar packs and clothes as our own reflected in our fellow hikers, so...

May 2, 2021 : Steph Strickland
Your New Hiker Correspondent: Reflections On 2020 and the Call of the Applachians

Your New Hiker Correspondent: Reflections On 2020 and the Call of the Applachians

Picture by Laura B Photography. It was 12:05 AM on New Year's Day. I had briefly stepped away from my home desk to walk out on my front porch. Wrapped...

May 1, 2021 : Perry Winters