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A Day in the Life of a Long-Distance Hiker

A Day in the Life of a Long-Distance Hiker

Life on the trail is very different from the real world. It’s hard to share every day and moment, but for those of you wondering, here is a rough sketch...

Oct 22, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Last weekend Isaac and I went on a quick overnight backcountry trip at Abrams Creek, which is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Abrams Creek Campground is  in Happy...

Oct 22, 2018 : Phoebe
Why I Will Tackle the Appalachian Trail

Why I Will Tackle the Appalachian Trail

In 2019, I intend to spend six months hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. 2,200+ miles. A life-changing event. All that sounds far more grand than the daily reality...

Oct 21, 2018 : Katharine
Taking a Right at Maine Junction

Taking a Right at Maine Junction

In July 2016 I thru-hiked the Long Trail in Vermont. This trail coincides with the AT for about 100 miles from the Vermont---Massachusetts border to a split called Maine Junction....

Oct 21, 2018 : Scott Benerofe
In the Woods, I Know that I Am Safe

In the Woods, I Know that I Am Safe

Sarah Grothjan recently wrote an

Oct 20, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Why I Am Doing a Flip-Flop Thru-Hike

Why I Am Doing a Flip-Flop Thru-Hike

What the heck is a flip-flop? No one who has learned that I’m thru-hiking the AT has been shocked; not in the least bit. In fact, most have wondered what...

Oct 20, 2018 : Christopher Johnson
AT-Sized Goals

AT-Sized Goals

I cannot walk… you read that right. I am writing my first post from my wheelchair. But do not worry; as my friends will back me up, when I set...

Oct 19, 2018 : Bret
My Biggest On-Trail Fear: Blisters

My Biggest On-Trail Fear: Blisters

Let’s talk blisters. Often very small but ever so painful. Every time you take a step you feel a sharp pain, hundreds of little knives digging into your skin every...

Oct 18, 2018 : Charlotte Huebner
In the Home Stretch

In the Home Stretch

We have just 300 miles left to complete our journey. Chilli and I are loving the changing colors of the leaves and the cool, crisp days. We have had some...

Oct 18, 2018 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Finding My Footsteps

Finding My Footsteps

"Where did you come from?" Who said, that you're asking. Well, that was my mother. Where did I come from? That is a great question. I was born in Allentown,...

Oct 17, 2018 : Tilghman Moyer