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The Day I Got Off Trail… Last October

The Day I Got Off Trail… Last October

Like many have written on this site, the only socially responsible decision I can make is to postpone my thru-hike. Even though I’m not planning to start my flip-flop hike...

Apr 3, 2020 : Andrea Vaughan
Alas, Poor Thru-Hike, I Knew Him Well

Alas, Poor Thru-Hike, I Knew Him Well

I fought it hard. I couldn’t imagine living in a world in which I got off trail for any reason other than a severe injury or a family emergency. I...

Apr 2, 2020 : John Mecklin
Staying Flexible: A Lesson of the Trail

Staying Flexible: A Lesson of the Trail

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached even the wilderness of the Appalachian Trail, and now I'm figuring out how to replace my dream lifestyle.

Apr 1, 2020 : Luke Howard
The Trail Is Gone and So Am I

The Trail Is Gone and So Am I

March 28 - Some Updates I wrote most of the post below in Hiawassee during and after my decision to postpone my thru-hike. I have edited and elaborated for clarity...

Mar 30, 2020 : Anna Kulinski
Coronavirus Canceled My Thru-Hike, but It Won’t Kill My Spirit

Coronavirus Canceled My Thru-Hike, but It Won’t Kill My Spirit

The coronavirus may have canceled my 2020 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, but I'm not going to let it kill my spirit. Here's how I am coping with not being on...

Mar 28, 2020 : Kelly Hodgkins
Why I’m Putting Aside My Dream

Why I’m Putting Aside My Dream

*The following is the story behind my decision to leave the Appalachian Trail. I’ll post a more analytical, bullet-pointed list in the next few days. Like many readers and writers...

Mar 25, 2020 : Hayden "LLC" Cox
Postponing a Dream: How Long Will This Zero Last?

Postponing a Dream: How Long Will This Zero Last?

I started my thru-hike on March 5. I have been waiting for this day for a year and was ready to hit the ground running. Little did I know that...

Mar 24, 2020 : Kayla Bold
I Live in the Rural Town the ATC Asked You Not to Travel To

I Live in the Rural Town the ATC Asked You Not to Travel To

Keep yourself safe, but don't forget to keep others safe as well.

Mar 24, 2020 : Jacob Myers
Katahdin: A History and a Finale

Katahdin: A History and a Finale

Katahdin Rising Katahdin is the Alpha and the Omega for thru-hikers; NOBOs, SOBOs, and flip-floppers all recognize the significance of conquering Maine's highest peak. For us NOBOs, we spent

Mar 23, 2020 : Sean Speckin
The Closeness of COVID-19

The Closeness of COVID-19

My flight to Atlanta left without me last Friday. I am hunkering down at home with daily outings to do day hikes amid the growing concern that my amended dream...

Mar 23, 2020 : KMac