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Eat the Ghost: Confronting the Trail Mind-Set

Eat the Ghost: Confronting the Trail Mind-Set

The morning of my longest day dawned with cool temperatures and winds that quickly shrouded the peaks above me in a layer of dense cloud. In the Horns Pond Shelter,...

Jul 17, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Things That Didn’t Break: Gear That Goes the Distance

Things That Didn’t Break: Gear That Goes the Distance

This post includes profanity. “Oh, Jesus!” he moaned. “Did you see what God just did to us?” “God didn’t do that!” I shouted. “You did it.” Excerpt from Hunter S....

Jul 5, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Bum Knees Take Me on a Wrong Turn Off Trail

Bum Knees Take Me on a Wrong Turn Off Trail

Wrong turn. The two blazes on the tree are a change of direction and in this example it’s a turn to the right. I am taking a right turn off...

Jul 4, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
Reflections in Monson on the Trail Through Maine

Reflections in Monson on the Trail Through Maine

It is a cool, wet morning at Shaw's in Monson, ME, and the cleanup from breakfast has begun in earnest as the household lurches with full bellies toward the remainder of...

Jun 25, 2018 : Evan Johnson
Possum

Possum

This a story about an amazing young girl that helped my hiking buddy, Caveman. I walked into a shelter in New York by myself as CM had shin splints and...

Jun 13, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
Photo Gallery: Passage through the White Mountains

Photo Gallery: Passage through the White Mountains

If you'd like to experience an approximation of the wind on top of Mount Adams, hand a friend a sledgehammer and have them swing it at your chest. The force...

Jun 13, 2018 : Evan Johnson
My First Bad Day Is Just a Bump in the Trail

My First Bad Day Is Just a Bump in the Trail

Day 34 I have heard about hikers having bad days and wanting to quit. The rule on the trail is never quit on a bad day! Well, I had my...

Jun 9, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
The First 100 Miles: Hiking My Own Hike

The First 100 Miles: Hiking My Own Hike

I have walked 138 miles. That's six percent of the Appalachian Trail if you're doing the math. It's just fine if you're not. I'm trying not to. When I started...

Jun 6, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Transitioning to the AT, and Why I’m Walking

Transitioning to the AT, and Why I’m Walking

I spent the day crying. That is, I spent the day crying while packing my apartment, crying while hugging my friends and boyfriend goodbye, crying while eating my Caprese sandwich...

May 24, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
What’s in a Name

What’s in a Name

Its hard too see but the bear in the middle tried to steal my food. As I was walking into Fingerboard shelter a hiker told me it had a bear...

May 24, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton