I Got My Trail Name, and Other Random Updates

I Got My Trail Name, and Other Random Updates

So what exactly is a trail name? Well, basically, it’s just a fun name that you go by while you are hiking on the trail. Normally it comes from a...

Apr 24, 2018 : KD Klos
Rainy Days and Mondays

Rainy Days and Mondays

As I sit in the Wildwood Grill and Lounge waiting for my personal-size veggie pizza to come out so I can take it back to my room at the Fontana...

Apr 23, 2018 : Barb Abney
How IKEA Helped Build My Hike

How IKEA Helped Build My Hike

The idea of thru-hiking the AT started with the book “AWOL on the Appalachian Trail.” After reading the book and deciding to do it, IKEA then led me to my...

Apr 23, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
Close Your Ears, Gents: I’m on the Rag and Ready to Dish

Close Your Ears, Gents: I’m on the Rag and Ready to Dish

Weeks ago, when I realized my little monthly visitor would be accompanying me during the first week of my thru-hike, I had a little tantrum. I even considered postponing my...

Apr 23, 2018 : Rachel Poole
Georgia Rules to Hike By

Georgia Rules to Hike By

video here. Needless to say, I met that hiker and he's now going stoveless. It's not just about knowing how to use your gear, but knowing how to make the...

Apr 22, 2018 : Liz Syster
I Was Born for This

I Was Born for This

Well, I did it. I made it to my one-month trail-iversary. Before embarking on this journey, I told myself that I would hike for a month no matter what my...

Apr 22, 2018 : Mackenzie
Three States Down, 11 to Go. Beast Mode Kicks into Full Gear

Three States Down, 11 to Go. Beast Mode Kicks into Full Gear

So, where were we? When we last met, I was recovering from a bout of "why am I here." Happily, that moment has passed and the ensuing days have provided...

Apr 22, 2018 : Kimberly "Ronin" Huber
Damascus to Marion, VA

Damascus to Marion, VA

Damascus, not what you might think. I was so happy to finally reach Damascus until I actually got to Damascus. Every one had said it was a small town, I...

Apr 22, 2018 : Noel Nason
Update Eight: Days 13 to 15

Update Eight: Days 13 to 15

In update eight, see my next few days on the Appalachian Trail, including miles 109.2 to

Apr 21, 2018 : Liz Kidder
Week Four: Mile Marker 420 On Day 4/20

Week Four: Mile Marker 420 On Day 4/20

Day 22 (13.5 miles) Whistling Gap campsite to Uncle Johnny’s, Erwin, Tenn. Started out of camp around 7 a.m. and made it to the top of a nearby rocky summit...

Apr 20, 2018 : Dan Coy