Maggie Slepian

2015 AT thru-hiker. Managing Editor of this website. Debating between having a real life or giving up and hiking the PCT.

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Looking Back: 8 Events that Shook the AT in 2015

Looking Back: 8 Events that Shook the AT in 2015

2015 was undoubtedly a landmark year for the Appalachian Trail.  Here are the eight biggest news stories from the Trail this year. 1)  The AT

Dec 28th : Maggie Slepian
Why Relationships are Easier on the AT

Why Relationships are Easier on the AT

If I had a dollar for every time a well-meaning individual gazed at Rocky and I, saying: “If you two survived the Appalachian Trail, you can survive a

Dec 6th : Maggie Slepian
10 Thru-Hikers Share Gear Favorites and Follies

10 Thru-Hikers Share Gear Favorites and Follies

Neel’s Gap sends home thousands of pounds of unwanted gear every thru-hiking season. While this number is huge, if you take a look at the giddy thru-h

Dec 2nd : Maggie Slepian
19 Disgusting, Degrading, and/or Hilarious Real-Life Hiker Trash Stories

19 Disgusting, Degrading, and/or Hilarious Real-Life Hiker Trash Stories

The astounding number of responses to our hiker trash request fell entirely into two categories: Sleeping somewhere inappropriate, or eating something

Oct 21st : Maggie Slepian
Honey Badger and Hare’s Before & After Gear

Honey Badger and Hare’s Before & After Gear

I recently posted a semi-embarrassing photo of my before-and-after AT pack, and some people wanted to know what changes were. So here it is. I focused

Sep 19th : Maggie Slepian
Monson-Katahdin: Done

Monson-Katahdin: Done

Total miles: 2,189.2Miles left: 0Wow. That's it, we're done. I can't really describe what it feels like to finish the hardest undertaking of my life,

Aug 10th : Maggie Slepian
Andover-Monson, ME: Into the ‘Hundred!

Andover-Monson, ME: Into the ‘Hundred!

Total mileage: 2,075 Miles to go: 114 Average daily miles: 18-22 Here comes the final stretch. We're heading into the 100 Mile Wilderness tom

Aug 4th : Maggie Slepian
Hanover, NH-Spartacus’s Cabin in Maine: Final State Yep 

Hanover, NH-Spartacus’s Cabin in Maine: Final State Yep 

Total mileage: 1922Miles to go: 270 maybe? Average daily mileage: Ugh like 15 So we were supposed to be in Andover today, another 10 miles u

Jul 25th : Maggie Slepian
Dalton, Mass-Hanover, NH: Clinging to the shreds of my sanity

Dalton, Mass-Hanover, NH: Clinging to the shreds of my sanity

Total miles: 1747 Miles left: 442 Average per day: 18-22 I can't believe I walked back to my home state. I spent the first socially awkward 1

Jul 7th : Maggie Slepian
Greenwood Lake, NY-Dalton, Mass: NEW ENGLAND! 

Greenwood Lake, NY-Dalton, Mass: NEW ENGLAND! 

Total miles: 1568(?) Average daily miles: 16-20 Things were not looking so hot when I last updated, but they have vastly improved. This is a goo

Jun 26th : Maggie Slepian