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These days

These days

I get a lot of questions on what a typical day on trail is like so I have decided to do a breakdown of my daily routine on trail. 7:00-7:45...

Apr 19, 2018 : Mackenzie
The First 200 Miles

The First 200 Miles

As I’m writing this, it’s been almost exactly a month since I’d flown from Minnesota to Atlanta to start the trail -- watching the landscape slowly change beneath me from...

Apr 19, 2018 : Amanda Johnson
Skirting the North Carolina and Tennessee Borders

Skirting the North Carolina and Tennessee Borders

I walked across Davenport Gap and out of the Smokies so I could both get away from the hiker-packed shelter and camp alone for a change. I found an old...

Apr 18, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
Update 7: Days 10-12

Update 7: Days 10-12

In update seven, see my next few days on the Appalachian Trail including miles 90.1 to 109.2. We also took a nero and zero in Franklin, N.C. Now, it’s time...

Apr 18, 2018 : Liz Kidder
Horizon of a Thru-Hike: QAF and Prep

Horizon of a Thru-Hike: QAF and Prep

Greetings friends, family, old acquaintances, and AT community. If you’re reading this, you’re supporting my thru-hike already, so thanks. Welcome to my blog, the canvas for my musings, insights,

Apr 17, 2018 : Carl Stanfield
Ups and Downs: The First Month in Review

Ups and Downs: The First Month in Review

I'm 366.4 miles in and 34 days into my hike. While some days go by impossibly fast, others have gone by infuriatingly slow. I've experienced every possible emotion thus far,...

Apr 17, 2018 : Fernando Rios
The Time I Hiked Through the Snow in Crocs

The Time I Hiked Through the Snow in Crocs

Before we jump into the Crocs in snow story, let me set the scene. I was heading north out of Erwin, Tenn., to start my favorite section on the AT....

Apr 17, 2018 : Meredith Johnson
Learn As You Go and Forget the Rest

Learn As You Go and Forget the Rest

I’ve been on trail for a month now and it has been a roller-coaster of a time. Things have not gone as I had expected and I am thankful for...

Apr 16, 2018 : Katie Friedman
How to Cope When the Honeymoon Phase Is Over

How to Cope When the Honeymoon Phase Is Over

It's the third day of walking through knee-high snowdrifts, sleeping in the frigid cold, and hiking in freezing rain with wind gusts cracking your dehydrated hands. You're running out of...

Apr 16, 2018 : Paige Bellamy
The Great Smoky Mountains and More

The Great Smoky Mountains and More

The Daily Day 11: 14.3-mile day to Fontana Dam. Day 12: 25.2-mile day to Derrick Knob Shelter. Day 13: 17.9-mile day to Newfound Gap. Day 14: 16.3-mile day to Tricorner...

Apr 15, 2018 : Bobby