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The Case For Alternates and Side Missions – Redefining Blue Blazing

The Case For Alternates and Side Missions – Redefining Blue Blazing

Lilac Blazing - Why You Should Get Off the Trail and Do More (and sometimes less) Miles Maybe you've heard the term "blue blazing" thrown around when discussing thru-hiking a...

Aug 13, 2021 : Jackson Sims-Myers
For the Challenge – Attempting the Appalachain Trail Southbound in 2021

For the Challenge – Attempting the Appalachain Trail Southbound in 2021

I've been thinking... As it gets closer and closer to my AT start date, I've been thinking a lot more about the "why". At the moment, I'm still not really...

Aug 12, 2021 : Jackson Sims-Myers
The Way Life Should Be: AT Days 118-120

The Way Life Should Be: AT Days 118-120

Grafton Notch to Frye Notch Lean-to, 5.7 miles I was in no immediate rush to get back on trail today, and I spent the majority of the day hanging out...

Aug 12, 2021 : Max Kiel
Vermont’s Trail Magic, Tramilys, and Towers

Vermont’s Trail Magic, Tramilys, and Towers

The Appalachian Trail is in Vermont for 150 miles. The A.T. follows the Long Trail for the first 100 miles and then splits away for the remaining 50 miles. Driving...

Aug 12, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
AT Days 115-117

AT Days 115-117

Lost Pond to Rattle River Shelter, 18.5 miles Before falling asleep last night, I checked the weather report for the area and was happy to see a "zero percent chance...

Aug 12, 2021 : Max Kiel
Starting SOBO, sort of.

Starting SOBO, sort of.

Hello! My name is Shuping but most on the trail call me Mr. Clean (I’ll get to that later).  I applied to be a blogger a week before my start...

Aug 10, 2021 : Shuping Liu
NoBo’s turned SoBo’s…we flipped!

NoBo’s turned SoBo’s…we flipped!

Flip-Floppin! After leaving Blacksburg, Snacks and I made the call just South of Waynesboro, VA to flip up to Maine. I left flip-flopping open as an option before I started...

Aug 10, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Home Sweet Home Virginia!

Home Sweet Home Virginia!

Virginia…Blues… It’s well known on trail that the Virginia Blues are a thing for AT thru-hikers. The AT in Virginia covers over 550 miles, that’s more than any other state...

Aug 9, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
We’re Cloudbusting!

We’re Cloudbusting!

Listen, I know I can't categorize myself as a NOBO. I reach the northern terminus of the trail, I'm only halfway done. It's definitely not the same thing as starting...

Aug 7, 2021 : Austin Hays: Goblin
In A Big Country: The White Mountains

In A Big Country: The White Mountains

I sat on the couch of the Hanover Adventure Tours hostel in Norwich, VT. In theory, I should have been excited: I was over halfway from Harper's Ferry to Katahdin,...

Aug 6, 2021 : Austin Hays: Goblin