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The Long Road to PCT Gear Nirvana

The Long Road to PCT Gear Nirvana

Early Days When I was an ankle biter my father used to gather up myself, my brother, a bag of potatoes and some meat and head for the mountains in...

Mar 22, 2019 : Tim Curtis
Hope, Hiking and the Appalachian Trail – My Intro

Hope, Hiking and the Appalachian Trail – My Intro

I’m Gail, a Cornish woman from the UK, and I’ll be attempting a SOBO Thru Hike of the AT this year.  Cornwall, in case you don’t know, is the most...

Mar 22, 2019 : Appalachian Gail
How Going Ultralight Turned Me Into a Minimalist

How Going Ultralight Turned Me Into a Minimalist

As a long-distance hiker everything eventually comes down to the weight of your pack. What are you carrying? Is it a necessity? Does it have more than one purpose? Is...

Mar 21, 2019 : Sonya
Two Percent Done: Time to Get Moving

Two Percent Done: Time to Get Moving

178 miles. A little over ten miles a day isn’t a pace one would expect to hear from someone who's trying to hike 8,000 miles in a year. What can...

Mar 21, 2019 : Trail Pope SANTi I AKA Yuengling
I Said No: Some Ramblings on Pre-Trail Anxiety

I Said No: Some Ramblings on Pre-Trail Anxiety

I sit at dinner with one of my older sisters and my parents. I’ve become bad at conversing, for thoughts of the PCT have consumed all of my available headspace....

Mar 21, 2019 : Sam Cooper
My Lessons Learned in the First 100 Miles of the AT

My Lessons Learned in the First 100 Miles of the AT

The most important lessons I’ve learned on the AT in my first 100 miles is that I was not as prepared for thru-hiking as I thought I was and I...

Mar 21, 2019 : Mike Page
My Initial Goals Before Setting Out

My Initial Goals Before Setting Out

I'm Mark.  I'm going to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2019.  I'm old.  Actually, I'm not old, only 63, but my four grandchildren will all tell you I'm old so...

Mar 21, 2019 : Lucky
Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

Fifth Annual Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Festival Scheduled for April 27-28

Flip Flop Festival will once again see Appalachian Trail thru-hiker hopefuls off as they begin their hike across the Appalachian Mountains. The festival will be held Saturday, April 27 and Sunday,

Mar 21, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
What We’ve Learned From One Week on the Trail

What We’ve Learned From One Week on the Trail

We started with great expectations. Stomp the Approach Trail, get to Springer, and start passing the white blazes. I didn't see me stopping at every staircase, taking a breath, looking...

Mar 20, 2019 : Angelina Petrozza
First Trail Steps and Feeling Inspired

First Trail Steps and Feeling Inspired

The day is here. We're at Amicalola Falls State Park starting our adventure. We took our first steps on the Approach Trail and I saw the arch that I've seen...

Mar 20, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler