The middle states

The middle states

Since we are so far behind on our blog posting, we are going to cover a few states in rapid fire succession of highs and lows! New York (1368.7 -...

Sep 12, 2021 : Kara and Nick
ATC Warns of Surge in COVID Cases Near 100 Mi Wilderness

ATC Warns of Surge in COVID Cases Near 100 Mi Wilderness

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) warned hikers today in a Facebook post of a reported uptick in COVID-19 cases near Maine's 100 Mile Wilderness. "The ATC has received multiple reports...

Sep 10, 2021 : Kelly Floro
7 Things I Absolutely Hated About Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

7 Things I Absolutely Hated About Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

You either have a good time or a good story, as the saying goes.  Now that I've completed the Appalachian Trail, I love to look back and laugh at all...

Sep 10, 2021 : Kelly Floro
I took a trip to Shaw’s – and committed to a Thru Hike.

I took a trip to Shaw’s – and committed to a Thru Hike.

A goal to hike the Long Trail, A world changing disease, and a HMG Windrider that doesn't fit quite right... Yeah, that's a pretty strange way to start a post...

Sep 10, 2021 : Pierce Kempkes
Vegan on the Appalachian Trail: Is It Feasible?

Vegan on the Appalachian Trail: Is It Feasible?

If there's one thing all thru-hikers take seriously, it's their food. Thru-hikers are known for their ferocious appetites, devouring virtually everything in sight. For good reason too—a typical

Sep 9, 2021 : Max Kiel
Green Mountain Mud

Green Mountain Mud

Pure dismay twists my face as I confront another sprawling puddle with no obvious rocks breaking the murky surface. A leap away, a fist-sized form with white flecks dares me...

Sep 6, 2021 : Shuping Liu
AT Thru-Hike Lessons Learned #2: Being Sober and Trans on Trail

AT Thru-Hike Lessons Learned #2: Being Sober and Trans on Trail

Here's my post-Appalachian Trail thru-hike reflections on being sober and trans on trail. I know my experience isn't universal, but if you are sober and/or trans and considering hiking the...

Sep 5, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
The One with Mighty Moosilauke [AT mile 1613.9-1803.7]

The One with Mighty Moosilauke [AT mile 1613.9-1803.7]

Day 129: 14.4 miles from Bennington, Vermont to Kid Gore Shelter (yes i hate the name too) Day 130: 23 miles to Spruce Peak Shelter Day 131: 17.6 miles to...

Aug 31, 2021 : Ann Marie White
East Carry Pond & 1000 Miles Hiked

East Carry Pond & 1000 Miles Hiked

We hit 1000 miles!!! I don’t think I can quite wrap my head around the fact that I’ve hiked 1000 miles. I am proud of those miles and also aware...

Aug 30, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival to Return This September

Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival to Return This September

The Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival will take place September 11-12, 2021 at B Chord Brewing. As summer winds down to an end and fall is right around the corner,...

Aug 30, 2021 : Alexa Dunn