Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind

I am writing this from my first off trail stop. I smell -but of soap and shampoo not sweat and body odor! Yeah! Clothes have been washed, more blisters supplies...

Apr 17, 2021 : KMac
Lost and Found- My First 100 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

Lost and Found- My First 100 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

100 miles. Just a blip on the map of the entire Appalachian Trail, but the trail teaches you lessons rather quickly! I’ve literally and figuratively lost and found so many...

Apr 17, 2021 : Jennifer Kimble
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
Walking Toward Peace: Cindy Ross on Veterans Healing in the Outdoors

Walking Toward Peace: Cindy Ross on Veterans Healing in the Outdoors

Cindy Ross is a triple-crowner, writer, and founder of River House PA, a non-profit dedicated to taking veterans outdoors. Her new book, Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails...

Apr 15, 2021 : Tina Mullen
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