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Great Barrington to Dalton, Mass.: Legendary Trail Angels

Great Barrington to Dalton, Mass.: Legendary Trail Angels

There are so many people along the trail eager to offer help it’s truly uplifting. In this last stretch we experienced a variety of trail magic from several trail angels....

Jun 16, 2018 : Paul Monsen
How To Train Your Dragon (Breath)

How To Train Your Dragon (Breath)

The rain seems unending. Shoes have been soaked and muddied. Rain coats have been packed in favor of just getting wet and dealing with it. Better wet and cool in...

Jun 15, 2018 : Bryce Ingmire
Day Eight: I Got My Wings

Day Eight: I Got My Wings

It’s 2018 and my second annual section hike on the Appalachian Trail. I’m picking up at Deep Gap, N.C., where I got off last year. That means this is day...

Jun 15, 2018 : Josh Johnson
We Feel Bad for Pennsylvania; It Gets an Undeserved Bad Reputation

We Feel Bad for Pennsylvania; It Gets an Undeserved Bad Reputation

We survived! I am very happy to be writing to you today from glorious New Jersey, having successfully left Pennsylvania behind us, with all bones and joints intact. But I...

Jun 15, 2018 : Sian and Dave
Hating and Loving Pennsylvania

Hating and Loving Pennsylvania

It's been a few weeks since I left Pennsylvania behind me. At the time, I hated hiking through the state and was very vocal about how I did not enjoy...

Jun 14, 2018 : Danny Strayer
Possum

Possum

This a story about an amazing young girl that helped my hiking buddy, Caveman. I walked into a shelter in New York by myself as CM had shin splints and...

Jun 13, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
Unexpected Detours and Fabulous Zeros

Unexpected Detours and Fabulous Zeros

Here it goes: Virginia, part two. I'm hoping to slowly but steadily catch up to the present here. Still really behind. This blog will cover my time from Pearisburg to...

Jun 13, 2018 : Ashton Rollings
The Hike Continues; A “Real World” Pause

The Hike Continues; A “Real World” Pause

I took three zeroes in Harpers Ferry to spend some time with my mom and aunt. They arrived from Minnesota by Amtrak, only 29 hours late, with an unplanned overnight...

Jun 13, 2018 : Pete Bromen
Trail Update: Front Royal to Carlisle

Trail Update: Front Royal to Carlisle

Day 63 (16.3 miles) Front Royal, VA., to Dick’s Dome Shelter (Mile 986) After a hot breakfast in the hotel, I stepped across the street from the Quality Inn and...

Jun 11, 2018 : (Champ) Dan Coy
Harpers Ferry to Delaware Water Gap

Harpers Ferry to Delaware Water Gap

On May 31 I finally made it to Harpers Ferry and the ATC. I started Springer Mountain with hiker number 478. When I checked into the ATC I was hiker...

Jun 11, 2018 : Noel Nason