Flip-Flop

Mountaintop Camping, Rescuing Dogs, Roan Highlands, and Side Quest to Trail Days

Mountaintop Camping, Rescuing Dogs, Roan Highlands, and Side Quest to Trail Days

I'm constantly surprised by how much time begins to blend together after such a short time on trail. As I've continued to meet people who have been out here for...

May 20, 2019 : Christina Platt
Back in the Groove of Things

Back in the Groove of Things

12 days into this year’s journey, and it’s already feeling so natural. There has been a reassuring familiarity of this being my second time on this stretch of the trail....

May 12, 2019 : Ruth Morley
First steps: Hot Springs to Erwin

First steps: Hot Springs to Erwin

I was fortunate enough to walk onto the Trail in Hot Springs with some other hikers and very quickly became acquainted with the spirit of comraderie on this trail. Stopped...

May 12, 2019 : Christina Platt
From Kenya to Katahdin – Moving back to the US for a thru-hike of the AT

From Kenya to Katahdin – Moving back to the US for a thru-hike of the AT

Life update time, y'all. Last week my wife and I moved back to the US from Nairobi, Kenya. One month from today we will be starting out on a five...

May 11, 2019 : Rob Jr.
Graduation, Gratitude, and Getting to the Trail

Graduation, Gratitude, and Getting to the Trail

This weekend I finally celebrated my graduation from Penn State University. I can't believe it's finally over and a new chapter is beginning. I'm thankful for all of the incredible...

May 7, 2019 : Christina Platt
Good Where We’ve Been…

Good Where We’ve Been…

Last week was a week of goodbyes. I hate goodbyes. I don't do well with goodbyes and usually make them more awkward than needed. I've worked in my position at...

Apr 27, 2019 : Kadi Hirth
AT Mile 165: Accomplishments and a Weekend at Home

AT Mile 165: Accomplishments and a Weekend at Home

It’s been exactly three weeks since I started my thru-hike, and I still wake up every day feelinglike  the luckiest human on the planet. Though I’m less than 10% done...

Apr 14, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Walking for Devon, in Memory of a Life Cut Short

Walking for Devon, in Memory of a Life Cut Short

I’ve been dreaming of this hike for nearly two years. My first long-distance hike was an ill-advised speed hike of Vermont’s Long Trail. It was my third-ever backpacking trip and...

Mar 25, 2019 : Christina Platt
Dear 2019 Thru-Hikers… Cherish the Moments

Dear 2019 Thru-Hikers… Cherish the Moments

From someone who wishes more than anything she was back on the Appalachian Trail, here are a few pieces of advice I have for you. For some of you, I...

Mar 24, 2019 : AJ
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