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How to Make Your Own Tyvek Tent Footprint

How to Make Your Own Tyvek Tent Footprint

How cool would it be to hike from Georgia to Maine with all homemade or handcrafted gear? Or how nice would it be to head north with the finest gear...

Feb 22, 2018 : Christopher Keys
The Siren Call of the AT Grew Louder until I Answered

The Siren Call of the AT Grew Louder until I Answered

It started as a whisper. I could hear the Appalachian Trail calling to me and my response was to say not now but maybe later, maybe eventually I’ll get to...

Feb 22, 2018 : Elizabeth Schneider
Sugar and Summits: Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Type 1 Diabetes

Sugar and Summits: Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Type 1 Diabetes

Picture this: you’ve been hiking all day, since an hour after sunrise, the pack on your back carrying everything you need to survive out here in the woods. The trail...

Feb 20, 2018 : Rachel Hemond
For Family and Friends: Our Thru-Hike Explained

For Family and Friends: Our Thru-Hike Explained

To our friends and families that can't wrap their heads around the thru-hiker lifestyle, we get it. We understand why you don't understand. Unless you are a backpacker yourself, you...

Feb 20, 2018 : The Swords
Week 25- Atkins to Troutdale, VA

Week 25- Atkins to Troutdale, VA

I have been rescued from the trail by Chunky, one of the best trail angels I have met, at  the Quarter Way Inn Hostel.  I will finally kick the poison...

Feb 18, 2018 : Jamie Marsden
Liz Is Going Stoveless. Here’s Why

Liz Is Going Stoveless. Here’s Why

The main topic that’s been on my mind while preparing for my big hike (other than gear) is food. I have decided to go stoveless, meaning I will be relying...

Feb 17, 2018 : Liz Kidder
Lessons from the Soft Rock Bottom

Lessons from the Soft Rock Bottom

I can say that in my whole life I have only ever reached rock bottom once. During the second week my husband was on hospice after sleeping little and crying...

Feb 17, 2018 : Laura Moore
How to Convince Your Body It Can Walk 2,000 Miles

How to Convince Your Body It Can Walk 2,000 Miles

The summer before I started college my brother and I planned to hike Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness. It was the first time we'd carried our own gear on a multiday trip...

Feb 17, 2018 : Rose Ross
Pack Shakedown and Final Considerations

Pack Shakedown and Final Considerations

After packing, unpacking, repacking, walking through the woods, unpacking, and repacking once more, I think I finally have my pack ready to see the Appalachian Trail. I am currently sitting...

Feb 17, 2018 : Kat Jackson
Tying Up the Nuts and Bolts as Start Date Approaches

Tying Up the Nuts and Bolts as Start Date Approaches

I would be lying if I were to say that I was feeling no apprehension about by upcoming thru-hike. I am just over two weeks away from my start date....

Feb 17, 2018 : Victor Perrotti