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Trail Magic & Milestones

Trail Magic & Milestones

Hello all! It has been a very exciting week with our first snake encounter, briefly setting a table on fire, hitchhiking, and making it into North Carolina! Hiker, but make it...

Apr 17, 2021 : Kara and Nick
The One with the Smokies [AT Mile 165.9-239.1]

The One with the Smokies [AT Mile 165.9-239.1]

The Breakdown Day 18: 11.8 miles from the Fontana Hilton to Mollies Ridge Shelter Day 19: 12.1 miles to Derrick Knob Shelter Day 20: 13 miles to Mt. Collins Shelter...

Apr 17, 2021 : Ann Marie White
Traversing the Smokies pt. 2: AT Days 17-18

Traversing the Smokies pt. 2: AT Days 17-18

Day 17: Mt Collins Shelter to Tri-Corner Knob Shelter, 20.6 miles Another early start had me on trail by 7:15, beginning my hike through a 2 mile flat section through...

Apr 17, 2021 : Max Kiel
The Double Meaning of Trail Magic

The Double Meaning of Trail Magic

While reflecting on the incredible journey so far on the AT in Helen, GA at the Alpine Village Inn for a restock and first zero day, I want to share...

Apr 17, 2021 : Laurie Haw
500 Miles and a Failed Relationship

500 Miles and a Failed Relationship

"It's Me or the Trail." I can still hear the scratchy voice barely coming through my phone.  I raced along a ridge line in the Smokey Mountain National Park as...

Apr 16, 2021 : Avry
Still Here, and Exploring Letchworth

Still Here, and Exploring Letchworth

This post has nothing and everything to do with thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. It's about getting these old bones and, especially, my head, ready to step through the arch next...

Apr 15, 2021 : pearwood
Traversing the Smokies pt. 1: AT Days 15-16

Traversing the Smokies pt. 1: AT Days 15-16

Day 15: Fontana Marina to Spence Field Shelter; 19.4 miles After being dropped off back at the Marina parking lot, Penguin and I followed the AT up to the Fontana...

Apr 15, 2021 : Max Kiel
The Trail Provides, Always

The Trail Provides, Always

They say it takes a village. A village to support a thru-hiker, that is. No matter how “solo” we’d like to think we are as thru-hikers, there always comes a...

Apr 14, 2021 : Steph Strickland
Days 1-3: Beast Mode from Springer

Days 1-3: Beast Mode from Springer

Day one started out just as you'd expect. Fail to really pack your pack the night before, sleep in a little, have a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, go back...

Apr 14, 2021 : Geoffrey Wistow
Days 40 through 45 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 40 through 45 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 40 I woke up early even though I was in a comfy town bed. I think my body is used to waking up with the sun so I can’t...

Apr 14, 2021 : Hannah Goodman