Hey, I'm Ronen--known on the trail as Mogely. I graduated high school in NYC in May 2015; instead of going straight to college, I decided first to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail! I started March 9th at Amicalola Falls, and finished on August 17th on Katahdin. I'll miss cruising down the trail, whistling in time with my steps. I enjoyed the freedom that comes with a task so basic--to walk from Georgia to Maine, somehow or other. I felt myself growing stronger every day in body and mind. I hope that this winding path will largely define the way I approach the challenges of my future. Onwards with the journey, over the hills and more!
Sunday night was the coldest so far. At Standing Indian shelter, temperatures dropped to 20 degrees at the highest, and snow falling intermittently
I'm 1 1/2 weeks in! I'm adapting to the rhythms of the trail. Setting up and taking down my tent, purifying my water, and, of course, the hours of
When I first planned to do this hike on my gap year, I knew I'd need to make money for it somehow. But what I didn't expect was that my choice of
Smelly, grey-haired, his face weary but hard-set. "Snorting Ox is what they call me on the Appalachian Trail," he said. "It's because, well, I snore
"You're bringing your phone, right?" It's one of the most common questions a relative, friend, or some combination of the two will ask during 'the
There's a lot of talk about how terribly it rains on the AT. Everywhere I look I see more accounts of downpours lasting days, soaking everyone's
Yes, that one-- "Who has not felt the urge to throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence?" It was John