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Added Benefit of an AT Thru-Hike in 2020

Added Benefit of an AT Thru-Hike in 2020

As a dedicated listener to NPR, it was a surprise to find myself trolling for a good music station during my commute home the other day. My iPhone addiction has...

Jan 16, 2020 : KMac
From the Woods to the Sea and Back Again

From the Woods to the Sea and Back Again

It was 4:02 a.m. and the room was dark except for the soft green glow of the phosphorescent life jacket sticker posted on the wall locker door in the corner....

Jan 16, 2020 : Greg McGrath
Finding My Why

Finding My Why

The Who I’m Sophia! I’m a 24-year-old newbie backpacker who is hoppin' on the Appalachian Trail this spring and walking for a whiiiile until I get to Maine. I am...

Jan 15, 2020 : Sophia Garber
5 Ways To Generate Fundraising Exposure on Trail

5 Ways To Generate Fundraising Exposure on Trail

Let them know why you're out there and how it will make a difference.

Jan 15, 2020 : Jacob Myers
It’s Good to Share – Dudley’s AT Vlog

It’s Good to Share – Dudley’s AT Vlog

The VLOG explains what drove an old man from a comfortable retirement to the hard life of an AT Thru-Hiker!

Jan 14, 2020 : Dudley
Don’t Shake Off the Shakedown

Don’t Shake Off the Shakedown

If you are like me, scouring all manner of blogs, boards, and groups, the one constant you'll see (besides bear bag vs. bear canister debate!) are suggestions to shake down...

Jan 13, 2020 : Mags on the Trail
My Gear – Four Decades in the Making

My Gear – Four Decades in the Making

My gear choices are based on a great deal of experience with short trips... a thru-hike will be a different animal.

Jan 13, 2020 : Dudley
My Forbidden Love – The Appalachian Trail

My Forbidden Love – The Appalachian Trail

My tortured and forbidden love affair with her began in the fall of 1986. At that time I was 27 and she was 49.

Jan 12, 2020 : Dudley
Five Takeaways from Taum Sauk Shakedown

Five Takeaways from Taum Sauk Shakedown

I was able to go on a 26-mile shakedown hike a few days ago on the Taum Sauk section of the Ozark Trail in Missouri and this is what I...

Jan 11, 2020 : Caleb Bess
“You’re Going to do What?!” Responses Everyone Says to a Potential Thru-Hiker

“You’re Going to do What?!” Responses Everyone Says to a Potential Thru-Hiker

When I tell people that I’m going to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, I get a mountain of questions. Some are basic questions because they don’t know much, if anything, about...

Jan 10, 2020 : Kayla Bold