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Favorite Gear From My AT Thru-Hike

Favorite Gear From My AT Thru-Hike

Nothing beats your favorite items, the gear you couldn't imagine ever backpacking without. After hiking 2,190.9 miles this year on my AT thru-hike, I definitely had a few standouts. Here...

Jan 22, 2019 : Sarah Southard
My Thoughts, Goals for Hiking the AT

My Thoughts, Goals for Hiking the AT

For all of the new folks, following family members, and friends new to The Trek, the best book written on the mental aspect of hiking an epic trail like the...

Jan 22, 2019 : JC Van Etten
The Subtle Art of Successful Hitchhiking

The Subtle Art of Successful Hitchhiking

Have you passed a hitchhiker and just kept going? Did the thought of stopping, offering a ride or support ever cross your mind? Or did you have somewhere else to...

Jan 22, 2019 : Lance Ness
A Low Point – Feeling Comfort in Discomfort

A Low Point – Feeling Comfort in Discomfort

I glanced down at my watch to check my mileage; seven miles. The snowy footpath in front of me was only visible for a few yards before it wrapped up and around...

Jan 22, 2019 : Scott Benerofe
Making Plans for an Adventure

Making Plans for an Adventure

It’s been weeks since I told myself I’d start writing for this blog. It’s always been a little dream of mine to create one and share stories with others about...

Jan 22, 2019 : Kaylin
Why I’m Leaving Grad School for an AT Thru-Hike

Why I’m Leaving Grad School for an AT Thru-Hike

Postponing my master's degree for a thru-hike is the hardest decision I've had to make in two years. You might say that's an oddly specific time frame to know it's...

Jan 21, 2019 : Cory Willson-Kerns
How Long Have You Been Dreaming About This?

How Long Have You Been Dreaming About This?

There are two types of reactions that you receive when you tell someone that you are “following your dream.” Or perhaps, there are three---but the third type of reaction is...

Jan 21, 2019 : Erin and Tom G.
New Scenery Before Hitting the Trail

New Scenery Before Hitting the Trail

I have relocated to Emory, VA, for about half a semester until I start my thru-hike. It has been a totally change in scenery to me. If you are wondering why...

Jan 21, 2019 : Tilghman Moyer
What Does It Take to Successfully Thru-Hike?

What Does It Take to Successfully Thru-Hike?

Salt Lake City, Jan. 21, 2019: What does it take to successfully thru-hike? From my perspective, there are three key factors that contribute to the completion of a thru-hike. The...

Jan 21, 2019 : Caroline "Earthcake"
The Life-Changing Addiction of Thru-Hiking

The Life-Changing Addiction of Thru-Hiking

Salt Lake City, Jan. 21, 2019: The countdown has started. At the end of April---roughly three months from now---I will get dropped off at the Mexican border. Again! The Thru-Hike...

Jan 21, 2019 : Caroline "Earthcake"