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My Bipolar Journey

My Bipolar Journey

Who I Was, Who I Am, and Who Am I Going to be When I Finish My birth certificate and new bosses think my name is Elizabeth, but mom never...

Nov 11, 2019 : Beth
How do You Know if You Can?

How do You Know if You Can?

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  T. S. Elliot I recently read this quote and I was struck by...

Nov 10, 2019 : Turtle
All I Want to be Is Hiker Trash

All I Want to be Is Hiker Trash

"Promise me you won't become a pretentious thru-hiker."-My best friend Coming Out So it turns out that I want to be a pretentious thru-hiker. And I come by it honestly....

Nov 10, 2019 : Meredith Mitchell
Running for the AT

Running for the AT

Since moving to Washington state, I have been having trouble finding trails that are as butt-kicking as the trails in the Rockies tend to be. Having a proper amount of...

Nov 9, 2019 : Alicia Pacalo
Being Alone and Having a Routine

Being Alone and Having a Routine

Written on July 30, 2019 July 28, 2019 ~ 2 months on trail. After a beautiful night’s sleep at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock, I waited in the lobby until...

Nov 9, 2019 : Sara Rollins
Five Things that Helped Me Prepare for the Appalachian Trail

Five Things that Helped Me Prepare for the Appalachian Trail

Hike a lot and plan even more.

Nov 9, 2019 : Jacob Myers
Five Unexpected Things I’ve Learned While Training for My Thru-Hike

Five Unexpected Things I’ve Learned While Training for My Thru-Hike

Training for the Appalachian Trail has never been more enlightening as I continue to learn more about myself and my hiking preferences.

Nov 8, 2019 : Reanna Leisure
T-Minus 172 Days – The Tortoise and the Hare

T-Minus 172 Days – The Tortoise and the Hare

Slow and Steady Wins the Race Read any article or blog about starting out as a newbie thru-hiker, and almost unanimously the advice will be to slow your roll.  I'd...

Nov 5, 2019 : Mags on the Trail
Those Behind Me: Carrying More Than a Pack While on Trail

Those Behind Me: Carrying More Than a Pack While on Trail

Hikers carry more than pack weight while on trail. These are the people I carry with me, and the reason why I'm doing the AT.

Nov 5, 2019 : Jacob Myers
Excuses to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

Excuses to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail

Here are some of the reasons I am thru-hiking the AT starting in mid-March 2020. Starting in Georgia, of course, headed NOBO toward Mount Katahdin. I've thrown in some helpful...

Nov 5, 2019 : Lemon Zest