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ATP: Appalachian Trail Physiology or, Adenosine Triphosphate

ATP: Appalachian Trail Physiology or, Adenosine Triphosphate

Once upon a time there was a beautiful organelle named Mitochondria who lived in a thigh muscle cell of an Appalachian Trail hiker. She was in charge of providing energy...

Dec 17, 2017 : Old Goat
The AT Lead-up: Shakedowns, Saving Money, and Slaying Trolls

The AT Lead-up: Shakedowns, Saving Money, and Slaying Trolls

The lead-up to my Appalachian Trail departure is getting real, folks.   There's less than three months to go until my date with destiny at Amicalola on March 10.  There's...

Dec 16, 2017 : Jon Goff
Wild Winter Wonders – New England Edition

Wild Winter Wonders – New England Edition

You know what’s interesting about winter in New England? So many people impatiently wait for the first snow, but as soon as it falls, everyone strives for the next season...But...

Dec 15, 2017 : Christina Cozzens
The Sierra Nevada Rise from the Horizon: PCT Part 8

The Sierra Nevada Rise from the Horizon: PCT Part 8

Leaving NorCal Remember how I said it was crazy hot in Belden?  So hot that I decided not to leave until after 6pm.  With a huge climb into the Buck's...

Dec 15, 2017 : Righteous
(Trail)Family Fun and Halfway Done: PCT Part 7

(Trail)Family Fun and Halfway Done: PCT Part 7

Picking up where I left you in What's even out there? At our last water source of the day, I caught up with Old Bum and Bullfrog, two hikers I...

Dec 15, 2017 : Righteous
My Foray into DIY Trail Fodder

My Foray into DIY Trail Fodder

Ahhh, food... That obsessive four-letter word that all dream about whilst on the PCT. I've said it before, and now again; food is truly what hikers live for. If you...

Dec 15, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
Part 1: The Who, What, When, Where, and Whys!?

Part 1: The Who, What, When, Where, and Whys!?

Part 1: The Who... A few hours ago, I finished my last exam of the college semester—my time will now be dedicated to preparing for a thru-hike on the AT....

Dec 14, 2017 : Adam Smith
Let’s Be Real: I’m a Little Anxious (About Adulting and the AT)

Let’s Be Real: I’m a Little Anxious (About Adulting and the AT)

Y'all...life is hitting me Usually my posts are tips and tricks that I've been attempting to live by but can I just be honest with you guys?  Realities are hitting...

Dec 14, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
The Trails That Led Me Here: Part II

The Trails That Led Me Here: Part II

Alright, so where did we leave off? If you haven’t read Part I, link I was more spooked on this trail than any I have encountered thus far. I arrived...

Dec 14, 2017 : Si Tibbetts
The Winter Trip to the Trip

The Winter Trip to the Trip

The Road Trip This old goat left Washington DC for the last time and drove west on Interstate 66. That part of my life is now behind me. I called...

Dec 14, 2017 : Old Goat