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If I Could Do it Over, The Last Half, and Aftermath

If I Could Do it Over, The Last Half, and Aftermath

If I Could Do It Over Logistics I had an amazing journey and I am incredibly privileged to have had the opportunity to hike the AT. However, there are some...

Nov 13, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Believer

Believer

Finishing strong and proud! I did it!!!!!! I can't believe I did the whole thing! I completed my Appalachian Trail thru-hike on Tuesday when I summited Springer Mountain just in...

Oct 28, 2022 : Kristine Hartlaub
The Sierra: Part 1

The Sierra: Part 1

The Humbling Welcome a beginning story Departing from Echo Lake on the late morning of September 17th my stomach turned with a rush of emotions. Excitement for the section every...

Oct 20, 2022 : Josh Barnhart
PCT Days 48 – 55: A Series of Unfortunate Events

PCT Days 48 – 55: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Which Trail Is It Anyway? As you can clearly see, I was thrilled with the change in the weather. While staying with my mom's cousin was a welcome respite from...

Oct 16, 2022 : Katie Quinn
PCT Days 41 – 47: Sierra Waits for You

PCT Days 41 – 47: Sierra Waits for You

Slow Down You Crazy Child My bear canister has two functions: to hold my food and passive-aggressively remind me of promises that Past Katie made Finally getting my hands on...

Oct 6, 2022 : Katie Quinn
PCT Days 34 -40: On Pins and Needles

PCT Days 34 -40: On Pins and Needles

Limping Along While hanging out at Donner Ski Ranch, several hikers commented on my very pronounced limp. True, my knee felt better than it had in the days leading to...

Oct 4, 2022 : Katie Quinn
PCT Days 25 – 33: Hikin’ 9 to 5

PCT Days 25 – 33: Hikin’ 9 to 5

Take it Easy I started joking in this section that I had replaced a full-time 9 to 5 job with full-time 9 to 5 hiking. Since I was trying not...

Oct 3, 2022 : Katie Quinn
AT Days 159-160:  Mission Accomplished!

AT Days 159-160: Mission Accomplished!

After 160 days of memories, I'd summit Georgia's Springer Mountain to fulfill my lifelong dream of completing the Appalachian Trail.  I've had so many incredible experiences on this adventure of...

Oct 3, 2022 : Scott Morrison
Rock You Like a Hurricane

Rock You Like a Hurricane

Staying warm, safe, and dry Hurricane Ian devastated parts of Florida a few days ago. The predictions showed it tracking up through the lower Appalachians this weekend. My husband and...

Oct 1, 2022 : Kristine Hartlaub
AT Days 156-158:  Georgia brings wildlife, rocky peaks

AT Days 156-158: Georgia brings wildlife, rocky peaks

These three trail days offered up some intriguing Georgia peaks and wildlife encounters on the AT.  Here are the daily details: Day 156 - Stealth site, mile 2123.5 to Blue...

Sep 30, 2022 : Scott Morrison