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A Hike Delayed

A Hike Delayed

I checked for bats in the cave before taking this. 🙃 I mean, when else can I use that caption? I really don't know how to start this. I have...

Mar 19, 2020 : Vanessa Wilkes
Canceling My Thru-Hike: A Crushing, but Correct Decision

Canceling My Thru-Hike: A Crushing, but Correct Decision

Two days ago, I made the tough decision to cancel my northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Today, I finalized that decision by canceling my car rental to Georgia and...

Mar 19, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
Why I’m Getting Off the AT Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Why I’m Getting Off the AT Amid COVID-19 Concerns

The trail serves all, and we should strive to serve the trail.

Mar 18, 2020 : Jacob Myers
Standing Bear to Hot Springs, NC – Coronavirus Update

Standing Bear to Hot Springs, NC – Coronavirus Update

Today will have some tough climbs and a more than the usual number of breaks. I leave Standing Bear and almost immediately begin a tough climb. During the ascent  I...

Mar 18, 2020 : James Aguilar
Thoughts on Postponing My Thru-Hike

Thoughts on Postponing My Thru-Hike

Before starting, re: this coronavirus situation: I want to send my love, hope and compassion out to all of you, particularly to those struggling with health and finances. I want...

Mar 18, 2020 : Becky Lehmann
Trail Update: Learning to Accept What Is

Trail Update: Learning to Accept What Is

Greetings from mile 177.7! I have been on trail for a bit over three weeks, and quite literally the world is a different place. I am feeling very grateful to...

Mar 17, 2020 : Meredith Mitchell
To Hike or Not to Hike in an Uncertain Time

To Hike or Not to Hike in an Uncertain Time

A look into decisions I'm trying to make as a flight attendant who was getting ready to hit the trail, and ways in which the coronavirus has impacted that.

Mar 17, 2020 : Sarah Lesiecki
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Thru-Hiking During a Pandemic

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Thru-Hiking During a Pandemic

Is it morally responsible to embark on a cross-country thru-hike in the midst of a global pandemic?

Mar 17, 2020 : TJ
Over Before It Began … For Now

Over Before It Began … For Now

Everything Changed It's been a strange few weeks to say the least. Last week I fitted all my kit into my pack for the first time, practiced my bear bag...

Mar 17, 2020 : Toby
Coronavirus Concerns: Watching and Waiting

Coronavirus Concerns: Watching and Waiting

I sure picked an interesting year to do a thru-hike. After years of dreaming and 12 months of planning, I stand ready to begin the Appalachian Trail with my kids....

Mar 16, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins