My name is Cole, my friends call me Bear, my trail names (yes, I had two trail names) were Poptart and Balto. In 2013, at 19 years old, I completed a northbound thru-hike and fell in love with life, the outdoors, and adventure. Check out my website - www.beingcolbert.com
Last summer, I completed a thru-hike and slept in my tent less than 10 nights. I even hiked an 800 mile stretch, from Shippensburg, PA to Hanover,
There are a handful of Appalachian Trail personalities that everyone should be familiar with. This post provides you a list of 16 Appalachian Trail celebrities.
I just want to be happy... Go and ask a group of college kids what they want to do with their lives. Some will say stuff like… “I want to get a
Bill Irwin, who in 1990 became the first and only blind person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail without human assistance, passed away last Saturday
Last April, 5-year-old Buddy Backpacker (known outside of the AT as Christian Thomas) and his family, Andrea and Dion, set out from Harpers Ferry,
You’re probably on this site because your child wants to thru-hike the AT, is planning on thru-hiking the AT, or is currently thru-hiking the AT. As a parent, you are probably very concerned about your kid’s well being on this adventure. To ease your discomfort, you likely stumbled upon this website, or Zach’s book, in hope that something you read will help you find peace with what your kid is doing.
If you are currently planning your thru-hike, you may be thinking that you need to hike with someone else. This is not the case. If you hike alone,
This past February, Chris Gallaway (Frost), set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and capture his hike on video. Although I never caught up to
This past summer, I completed a northbound thru-hike starting on May 20th. Because I started so late, my thru-hike was very different than a typical
After posting my last blog, "13 reasons to take time off of college to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail", I was overwhelmed by the response I got