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Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Brand-New ACL

Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Brand-New ACL

It was dead at the bar yesterday, and I figured if anyone was watching me through the security cameras, they wouldn’t quite mind if I was doing some stretches and...

Feb 17, 2019 : Stephanie Messina
Answering That Question: My Reasons for Hiking the AT

Answering That Question: My Reasons for Hiking the AT

I don’t know why every book, post, or website about hiking any long trail always starts with the the question, “Why?” Perhaps it’s natural to attempt to  justify such a...

Feb 17, 2019 : Sarahmarie Specht-Bird
The Thru-Hiker’s Guide to All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Along the Appalachian Trail

The Thru-Hiker’s Guide to All-You-Can-Eat Buffets Along the Appalachian Trail

Hiker hunger is legit. Some experience it more than others, but we all crave food constantly. Our bodies need the calories, so it's their way of begging us for the...

Feb 16, 2019 : Emma Rosenfield
Why I’m Ditching “Real Life” to Thru-Hike the AT

Why I’m Ditching “Real Life” to Thru-Hike the AT

Hi. I'm Brian. For the past six years, I've been working as an animator director during the day and blogging about food at night. I've managed to design a pretty...

Feb 16, 2019 : Brian Kavanagh
I’m Ready! And So, So, So Not Ready

I’m Ready! And So, So, So Not Ready

I need to pick up boxes for resupply. I should make my eggs before I move. I can’t make the eggs; I packed my pots and pans already. Who’s gonna...

Feb 14, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
Caution and Safety on the Trail

Caution and Safety on the Trail

Two of the most asked questions I get from people when I tell them about my Appalachian Trail thru-hike plans are: “Will you be going alone?” and “Are you going...

Feb 14, 2019 : Karl Halvorson
All the Gear and No Idea: My First Tests

All the Gear and No Idea: My First Tests

Here is my first attempt to talk about every hikers' favorite topic: hiking gear. A lot of my gear hasn't been properly road tested yet so for now I wanted...

Feb 14, 2019 : Lucy
Collision Course: How the Appalachian Trail Met Me

Collision Course: How the Appalachian Trail Met Me

How did a Brit with little-to-zero interest in hiking end up on the Appalachian Trail in the summer of 2013 and how did that redefine everything he thought was important?...

Feb 13, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Do Your Shoes Fit? Common Problems and Solutions

Do Your Shoes Fit? Common Problems and Solutions

I have worked at REI for the past two years and in my time there I have seen a lot of messed up feet. Blisters, bunions, and busted toes are...

Feb 12, 2019 : Jack Paulk
Finish College, or Thru-Hike? I’ll Take the Latter

Finish College, or Thru-Hike? I’ll Take the Latter

I'm stuck in a rut. I think we've all been there at some point in our lives. The constant struggle of juggling expectation, obligation, and reality. It has become the new...

Feb 12, 2019 : Blake Jordan