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Lets Recap the Past Few Hundred Miles

Lets Recap the Past Few Hundred Miles

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of high miles, cold temperatures, increasing precipitation and relentless winds. After taking Veteran’s Day weekend off, Riley and I hit the trail

Nov 23, 2017 : Kelly Ann Baird
5 Reasons I’m Thankful My AT Hike Didn’t Go As Planned

5 Reasons I’m Thankful My AT Hike Didn’t Go As Planned

I set out to complete a flip-flop thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail this year, but wound up hiking only 567 miles, a little over ¼ of the trail.  I first...

Nov 23, 2017 : Kate Gewehr
My Hiker Gratitude List

My Hiker Gratitude List

I’ve always been a very independent person. If I didn’t know better, I’d guess that my first words were “I can do it myself!” So when I decided to tackle...

Nov 22, 2017 : Joellyn Sargent
I Made it to Georgia.. What Now?

I Made it to Georgia.. What Now?

I've been grappling with the words for this post for a bit, but I figured it was time. It's just been over a week since I've been home. Things are...

Nov 21, 2017 : Emily Elizabeth
What’s a “Kelsy?” Why Katahdin?

What’s a “Kelsy?” Why Katahdin?

Hey folks! My name's Kelsy, and I'm about to start my wildest adventure yet. Until now, Photography has been my primary form of expression. Although a picture is truly worth a...

Nov 20, 2017 : Kelsy Filler
Dealing with Paranoia on the Trail (or not)

Dealing with Paranoia on the Trail (or not)

The Nyctophobia (fear of the dark) is real When I started planning my thru-hike it never occurred to me that one of the greatest difficulties would be getting out of...

Nov 19, 2017 : Jacob Mason
Thru-Hike Preparation

Thru-Hike Preparation

How do you prepare for a thru-hike? This is a question I have been asked nearly every day since I decided to tell people about my plan of thru hiking....

Nov 17, 2017 : Noelle
7 Trail Mundanities You Won’t Know About if You’re New to Hiking

7 Trail Mundanities You Won’t Know About if You’re New to Hiking

Hello again everyone! It’s been a bit since I’ve had the chance to sit down and write. A week I think? A lot has happened since then. I crossed the...

Nov 16, 2017 : Eliza
5 Tips For Thru-Hiking on a Budget: It’s Possible

5 Tips For Thru-Hiking on a Budget: It’s Possible

Wait, I'm Paying How Much to Hike? According to the member. You know how I was saying find sales and used gear?  REI provides special member sales and Garage Sales...

Nov 14, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
This soul was made for walkin – and that’s just what I’ll do.

This soul was made for walkin – and that’s just what I’ll do.

Time to answer that question asked by so many when they hear of my plan to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail…”why?”. First, and most importantly, I LOVE BACKPACKING!  I simply love...

Nov 14, 2017 : Cheryl and Ray Galli