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My Lessons Learned in the First 100 Miles of the AT

My Lessons Learned in the First 100 Miles of the AT

The most important lessons I’ve learned on the AT in my first 100 miles is that I was not as prepared for thru-hiking as I thought I was and I...

Mar 21, 2019 : Mike Page
My Initial Goals Before Setting Out

My Initial Goals Before Setting Out

I'm Mark.  I'm going to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2019.  I'm old.  Actually, I'm not old, only 63, but my four grandchildren will all tell you I'm old so...

Mar 21, 2019 : Lucky
Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

Flip Flop Festival will once again see Appalachian Trail thru-hiker hopefuls off as they begin their hike across the Appalachian Mountains. The festival will be held Saturday, April 27 and Sunday,

Mar 21, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
What We’ve Learned From One Week on the Trail

What We’ve Learned From One Week on the Trail

We started with great expectations. Stomp the Approach Trail, get to Springer, and start passing the white blazes. I didn't see me stopping at every staircase, taking a breath, looking...

Mar 20, 2019 : Angelina Petrozza
First Trail Steps and Feeling Inspired

First Trail Steps and Feeling Inspired

The day is here. We're at Amicalola Falls State Park starting our adventure. We took our first steps on the Approach Trail and I saw the arch that I've seen...

Mar 20, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
“He Gone!” Stuff I Threw Out* My First Week

“He Gone!” Stuff I Threw Out* My First Week

*By "threw out," I mean, gave to my AT mentor to send to my parents, or the ATC ridge runner truck to give to a hiker box. "He Gone!"This is...

Mar 20, 2019 : Cari Pattison
Top Ten Funniest Things People Said as I Prepared to Hike the AT

Top Ten Funniest Things People Said as I Prepared to Hike the AT

From the Practical10. "Your pack's too back-heavy. Maybe you should carry some stuff on your front with one of our Baby Björns?" - Brother

Mar 20, 2019 : Cari Pattison
Thru-Hiking the AT: Preparation and Intentions

Thru-Hiking the AT: Preparation and Intentions

Hiiiii friends, welcome! I am so glad you're here reading some of my words. I'll try not to bore you too much. I figured I'd introduce myself a bit before...

Mar 20, 2019 : Therese Hobson
How to Support a Thru-Hiker: What Do They Need?

How to Support a Thru-Hiker: What Do They Need?

Dear family and friends:I know you have a million questions for the thru-hiker in your life. You're probably thinking: What about bears? What about going to the bathroom? Will they...

Mar 20, 2019 : Susan
A Month on Trail, and Spring Is Popping Up

A Month on Trail, and Spring Is Popping Up

At last signs of springs are showing up. A single bluebird and a robin at Max Patch. Frogs at dammed pond, a huge toad next to the French Broad River....

Mar 19, 2019 : JC Van Etten