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Celebrating Hiker Thanksgiving in Hot Springs

Celebrating Hiker Thanksgiving in Hot Springs

It was back in August when I first met Miss Janet, a well known trail angel. Four other SoBos and I were at Crawford Notch when she pulled up in...

Dec 10, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
An Ending Worthy of an Epic Journey

An Ending Worthy of an Epic Journey

Friends and family, wine and cheese, single-digit temperatures, a soaking wet finish, and a raucous '80s dance party---it was an epic ending to our hike. Nothing a little wine and...

Dec 9, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
Soul-Searching as I Prepare to Thru-Hike

Soul-Searching as I Prepare to Thru-Hike

The Appalachian Trail (AT) has been on my bucket list for the past few years, but things never seemed to work out to pursue this bucket list item. I’d originally...

Dec 9, 2018 : Gerard Saint-Pierre
Courage to Hike as an Overweight Woman

Courage to Hike as an Overweight Woman

Courage to hike as an overweight woman happened two years ago, when walking upstairs or cleaning my house winded and drenched me in sweat. A medical condition, long recovered from,...

Dec 9, 2018 : Michele "Artemis" Rosa
Predictions for My Upcoming AT Thru-Hike

Predictions for My Upcoming AT Thru-Hike

With under four months to go, I have read so much about the AT that I'm going a little crazy with anticipation. I started a list of predictions for next...

Dec 9, 2018 : Katharine
Closure to My Hike after All These Months

Closure to My Hike after All These Months

I've been putting this blog off for a while. It has been almost four months since I summited Katahdin (Aug. 14) and it's time to bring some closure to my...

Dec 8, 2018 : Victor "Hipcat" Perrotti
Shoe Review: Xero Shoes TerraFlex

Shoe Review: Xero Shoes TerraFlex

TerraFlex or TerraFlop? Well, I guess it depends on what your use will be. I've been running in the Xero Shoes TerraFlex for roughly six months now and it is...

Dec 6, 2018 : Jack Paulk
Magic and Misfortune at Katahdin

Magic and Misfortune at Katahdin

After the 100-Mile Wilderness, I was ready to conquer Katahdin, but the trail had a few more challenges to throw at me. Here's the video of my last days on...

Dec 6, 2018 : Danny Strayer
To Shakedown or Not to Shakedown?

To Shakedown or Not to Shakedown?

That is the question. After a few thousand miles and numerous end-to-end thru hikes, you’d think the words “shakedown” wouldn’t be something I would use to describe an extended backpacking...

Dec 4, 2018 : Christopher Johnson
How My Thru-Hike Ended-Georgia

How My Thru-Hike Ended-Georgia

Georgia (Nov. 10 - Nov. 14) 78 miles, five days It was an extremely long five days in the 14th and final state. Crossing into Georgia immediately meant the finish line was near...

Dec 4, 2018 : Jenni Thompson