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Pre-AT – To Walk is Religion, To Breathe is Worship – Week Zero

Pre-AT – To Walk is Religion, To Breathe is Worship – Week Zero

  The gospel is this: not that a man died so you don't have to, but that God died and bore Hell so you can die every day without ever...

Mar 1, 2024 : George Smith
The Last Section Part 12: “Flat” Trail and an Unexpected Hiker Encounter

The Last Section Part 12: “Flat” Trail and an Unexpected Hiker Encounter

Part 12 of a 188 mile Appalachian Trail section hike in Maine in September, 2023. This post is about days 16-17 of my hike, from Antlers Campsite to Rainbow Spring...

Feb 29, 2024 : Sarah Lesiecki
Prepping for an AT Thru Hike

Prepping for an AT Thru Hike

*First, I give you a disclaimer… This is not intended to be a “how-to” blog post but rather, a reflection on what would prompt a person to walk away from...

Feb 29, 2024 : Erica
Pinhoti Trail: Mt Oakley THE Beast

Pinhoti Trail: Mt Oakley THE Beast

Day: 23 Yesterday's Goals: To climb Mt Oakley and hopefully beyond Where I stayed last night Activities of The Day: My sleeping mat is slowly dying! Last night, it held...

Feb 29, 2024 : None Given
14 Things I’ll NEVER Do on My 2024 AT Thru-Hike

14 Things I’ll NEVER Do on My 2024 AT Thru-Hike

Purple Lotus has a list of things she thinks she'll never do on the Appalachian Trail this year. Is it reasonable?

Feb 29, 2024 : Traci 'Purple Lotus' Withani
On Collective Effervescence and Pooping in the Woods

On Collective Effervescence and Pooping in the Woods

I’ve been hesitant to tell people that I’ll be hiking the Appalachian Trail. Maybe I feel that, at 29, I should have it all together and this announcement signals that...

Feb 29, 2024 : Mo Wynne
Slow and Steady on the Appalachian Trail

Slow and Steady on the Appalachian Trail

Day 0- 6.94 miles, 2,047’ elevation gain; Amicalola Fall State Park to Black Gap Shelter After grabbing my yellow bag tag, we dilly-dallied for a little while as another family...

Feb 28, 2024 : Sage
Shakedown Hikes Explained: Your Key to a Successful Thru-Hike

Shakedown Hikes Explained: Your Key to a Successful Thru-Hike

As an experienced hiker and outdoor enthusiast (or one who thinks they are), I've come to understand the critical importance of conducting a shakedown hike before embarking on any long-distance...

Feb 28, 2024 : Teagan
A Quick Intro Before a Long Trail

A Quick Intro Before a Long Trail

Hey all, welcome to my introductory blog post! My name is Dave, and I'm a 40-year-old guy from Wisconsin looking to begin the Appalachian Trail in mid-March. Despite being a...

Feb 28, 2024 : Dave Lenio
Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Gear (Part 1 of 2: Considerations)

Prepping for the Appalachian Trail: Gear (Part 1 of 2: Considerations)

In which many thoughts - and many dollars - are expended in the name of optimizing So. Much. Gear.

Feb 28, 2024 : Chris Wagner