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Another day, another state

Another day, another state

Hello North Carolina! Home of one of my favourite bands of all time (that's Superchunk, of course).  One week hiking, 100-mile mark is behind me, so are more than 250.000...

Apr 22, 2017 : Jeff Santos
First Full Day (and Fools’ Day)

First Full Day (and Fools’ Day)

On the morning of my first full day on the trail (April 1), I woke up with the sunrise.  After crawling into my tent at sunset the evening before, it...

Apr 22, 2017 : Katie Eckman
342 miles on the AT – Erwin, TN

342 miles on the AT – Erwin, TN

Mile 342, and what a whirlwind it has been. The last few weeks have been up and down, both literally and figuratively. The Smokies. The Great Smokey National Park had...

Apr 22, 2017 : Stephanie Brummett
Tying Up Loose Ends

Tying Up Loose Ends

Four, three, two, one...hike! I'm finally down to counting the days on one hand...FOUR.  MORE.  DAYS! I timed my start (April 26) to coincide with the new moon, an auspicious...

Apr 22, 2017 : Deane Giordano
11 Snack Bars for Thru-Hiking Fuel

11 Snack Bars for Thru-Hiking Fuel

I have accumulated around 500 snack bars in preparation for my thru-hike.  I am not someone who generally eats snack bars in my normal life, but on the trail, I...

Apr 21, 2017 : Kate Gewehr
Getting Ready For My Hike!

Getting Ready For My Hike!

Piles and piles and piles of gear! What is all that stuff? I'm getting ready for my two month long section hike through Virginia. Like all other posts I've seen...

Apr 21, 2017 : Waterfall
Enjoying The Finer Points

Enjoying The Finer Points

Easter Sunday After the crazy party the night before of salad, tea, laundry, and spades the morning alarm comes way to early.  Actually, there was no alarm.  There hasn't been...

Apr 21, 2017 : James Shepherd
The Trail Angel Aikens

The Trail Angel Aikens

Trail Magic: unexpected acts of kindness; a quintessential part of the Appalachian Trail experience for many long-distance hikers.  On the Appalachian Trail, I've been lucky enough to encounter the

Apr 21, 2017 : Rob Catalanotto
A simple ‘thank you’ before I begin

A simple ‘thank you’ before I begin

Three days of work remain between now and when I will shut off my computer, grab a small box of my belongings, say goodbye to my coworkers and walk out...

Apr 21, 2017 : Anne Baker
A Luxurious Lifestyle: Hiker’s Extra Items on the AT

A Luxurious Lifestyle: Hiker’s Extra Items on the AT

Hikers are obsessed with their weight. No, I'm not talking about body image (although I did find myself asking if my zip off pants make my butt look big). I'm...

Apr 20, 2017 : Casie Frederick