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The Archenemy: Doubt

The Archenemy: Doubt

I woke up at 5:00 this morning with the thought in my head that maybe I don’t understand the magnitude of an AT thru-hike, that maybe I will get on...

Nov 12, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah
Safety: Navigation and Communication

Safety: Navigation and Communication

After the shock of me declaring that I wanted to thru-hike the AT wore off, my husband, Allen, and I talked a lot about how being separated for up to...

Nov 10, 2017 : Cindy Stewart
Lessons the Trail Has Taught Me (So Far)

Lessons the Trail Has Taught Me (So Far)

Hello everyone!  It’s the 9th, I’ve just slid into town this morning, and I’m excited to share my week with you. It’s been a big one, full of learning curves...

Nov 9, 2017 : Eliza
Gear Packing Anxiety

Gear Packing Anxiety

Yup. This is Happening My AT thru-hike attempt next year will be my first long distance hike. I’ve taken a few multi-day trips before but have never tackled any hike...

Nov 9, 2017 : James Thomson
Afterthoughts

Afterthoughts

It has been 28 days since I’ve summited Katahdin and 22 days since I hiked my last mile on the AT.  A lot of things have happened since then, which...

Nov 9, 2017 : Becky Booroojian
My Endless Quest for the Ideal Gear List

My Endless Quest for the Ideal Gear List

Searching for the Perfect Gear When I started planning my thru-hike, I assumed the “once and done” approach would apply to my gear selections. I had no idea I’d spend...

Nov 9, 2017 : Joellyn Sargent
Basic Thru-Hiker Nutrition Part 1: Macros and Micros

Basic Thru-Hiker Nutrition Part 1: Macros and Micros

Introduction Nutrition is an essential part of life and a topic of constant conversation among thru-hikers. While the general concept is simple - you get hungry, you eat, you walk-...

Nov 8, 2017 : Brandon Chase
Day 131! Yes, I’m Still Here.

Day 131! Yes, I’m Still Here.

I've started this new thing called "stress hiking." You pick a number of miles you want to hike on a given day, estimate the number of hours it will take...

Nov 8, 2017 : LilyMG
Journals From The Hundred Mile Wilderness – Night Six

Journals From The Hundred Mile Wilderness – Night Six

The following is an excerpt straight from my journal as Shaaades and I, two run down North Bounders, trudged through the last Hundred Mile section before Mt. Katahdin. In these...

Nov 7, 2017 : Lil Wayne
Keep Your Feet Happy: Stop The Blisters

Keep Your Feet Happy: Stop The Blisters

Blisters Suck, Blisters Suck, Blisters Suck If you didn't catch my hatred for these terrible, hell sent annoyances then I'm going to throw it out there one more time....BLISTERS SUCK....

Nov 7, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds