Bones

My name is Bones (he/him/his). This is my second year as a Ridgerunner on the Appalachian Trail and I will be thru-hiking the A.T. SOBO Aug 2024.Over the course of my career I have worked for/with various environmental conservation agencies including Maryland State Parks, Maryland Conservation Corps., U.S. Forest Service, Appalachian Conservation Corps., and the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. Trails are my life. (Follow my adventures on Instagram @theboneskeleton)

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What it’s like to be an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner

What it’s like to be an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner

What is it like to be an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner? I just finished my second week on the trail and cannot believe how quickly time has passed.

Jun 2, 2024 : Bones
What I’m Packing as an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner

What I’m Packing as an Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner

This is my second season as a ridgerunner on the Appalachian Trail working for the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC). For those unfamiliar, a

May 22, 2024 : Bones
Bear Activity and How to Mitigate Encounters on the A.T.

Bear Activity and How to Mitigate Encounters on the A.T.

In recent events, thru-hikers in southern Appalachia are reporting elevated bear activity. Several comments on FarOut suggest some bears are

May 20, 2024 : Bones
A Day in the Life of a Trail Maintainer

A Day in the Life of a Trail Maintainer

Have you ever wondered how the trail you're hiking on was created? Or the trail maintenance involved to keep it accessible? Imagine this: It's 6:00

May 13, 2024 : Bones