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People Are a Reflection of the Land

People Are a Reflection of the Land

And in turn the landscape is a reflection those people. It is a concept that I have thought on often over the years. More than a static reflection, both the...

Apr 7, 2020 : Robert Duddy
Eat It, Just Eat It: Feeding a Family of Six on a Thru-Hike

Eat It, Just Eat It: Feeding a Family of Six on a Thru-Hike

Our family of six spent six months and three weeks hiking the PCT in 2019. Before the hike, most of us had no opinion about what to eat on the...

Apr 6, 2020 : Mindi Bennett
The Day I Got Off Trail… Last October

The Day I Got Off Trail… Last October

Like many have written on this site, the only socially responsible decision I can make is to postpone my thru-hike. Even though I’m not planning to start my flip-flop hike...

Apr 3, 2020 : Andrea Vaughan
Alas, Poor Thru-Hike, I Knew Him Well

Alas, Poor Thru-Hike, I Knew Him Well

I fought it hard. I couldn’t imagine living in a world in which I got off trail for any reason other than a severe injury or a family emergency. I...

Apr 2, 2020 : John Mecklin
Staying Flexible: A Lesson of the Trail

Staying Flexible: A Lesson of the Trail

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached even the wilderness of the Appalachian Trail, and now I'm figuring out how to replace my dream lifestyle.

Apr 1, 2020 : Luke Howard
The Trail Is Gone and So Am I

The Trail Is Gone and So Am I

March 28 - Some Updates I wrote most of the post below in Hiawassee during and after my decision to postpone my thru-hike. I have edited and elaborated for clarity...

Mar 30, 2020 : Anna Kulinski
Coronavirus Canceled My Thru-Hike, but It Won’t Kill My Spirit

Coronavirus Canceled My Thru-Hike, but It Won’t Kill My Spirit

The coronavirus may have canceled my 2020 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, but I'm not going to let it kill my spirit. Here's how I am coping with not being on...

Mar 28, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
Why I’m Putting Aside My Dream

Why I’m Putting Aside My Dream

*The following is the story behind my decision to leave the Appalachian Trail. I’ll post a more analytical, bullet-pointed list in the next few days. Like many readers and writers...

Mar 25, 2020 : Hayden "LLC" Cox
Postponing a Dream: How Long Will This Zero Last?

Postponing a Dream: How Long Will This Zero Last?

I started my thru-hike on March 5. I have been waiting for this day for a year and was ready to hit the ground running. Little did I know that...

Mar 24, 2020 : Kayla Bold
I Live in the Rural Town the ATC Asked You Not to Travel To

I Live in the Rural Town the ATC Asked You Not to Travel To

Keep yourself safe, but don't forget to keep others safe as well.

Mar 24, 2020 : Jacob Myers