I'm an 19-year-old NOBO'er, trail named Sputnik, taking a year off before college. I've wanted to hike the AT since I was little, and, education-be-darned, I need to have my shot at it! I've been on trail since February 25th and plan to finish by the beginning of August. When not in the mountains I enjoy cooking, daydreaming about being in the mountains, whitewater kayaking, and playing intense games of Monopoly.
Who would have thought New Jersey could be so beautiful? I'm currently 100 days in and stretched out in a church basement in Vernon, NJ.
Greetings from Virginia! It’s a warm, pleasant, spring afternoon here in Damascus, although showers will likely roll in later in the afternoon –
Did you know that the AT was never originally intended to be thru-hiked? Or that it was first planned as a means of connecting a chain of quasi-socialist utopian communities?
A former "hut kid" offers insider advice on passing through this famous - or infamous - stretch of trail, and hopes to make peace between thru-hikers and the huts.