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An AT Thru Hike 20+ Years in the Making; It’s Finally His Turn!

An AT Thru Hike 20+ Years in the Making; It’s Finally His Turn!

This journey of 2,200 miles began, in an imagined sense, almost 20 years ago.  That’s when Ray, "OneFoot" began his career in Corrections.  He had taken many steps along the...

Oct 22, 2017 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Zach Davis Told Me To

Zach Davis Told Me To

Hi, Friends! For those of you that have had the opportunity to read the fantastic book, Appalachian Trials can already guess what post is coming next. For those of you that have...

Oct 17, 2017 : Lexi Candela
Let Me Go Where I Feel Most Alive!

Let Me Go Where I Feel Most Alive!

Hey ya’ll!  My name is Carol, or more commonly known as “Overload” on the trail.  I’m from South Carolina and I just can’t get enough of the mountains, so much...

Oct 15, 2017 : Carol Copeland
Because when you’re making huge life decisions, why not make another one?

Because when you’re making huge life decisions, why not make another one?

My name is Rachel and I am thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail solo northbound in 2018. I am a 22 year old recent college graduate with no idea what the future...

Oct 13, 2017 : Rachel Meltzer
Officially Registered For My 2018 SOBO AT Trek

Officially Registered For My 2018 SOBO AT Trek

My name is Michael Strand and I go by Mick. I am planning on taking on the Appalachian Trail solo July 2018 going Southbound. I am not new to the...

Oct 8, 2017 : Mick
Learning How to be Alone: My First Three Days on the Northville Placid Trail

Learning How to be Alone: My First Three Days on the Northville Placid Trail

Hello, there!   Let me start by giving you an idea of who I am. I’m Rachel, I’m originally from Western New York, and I just graduated from Amherst College...

Sep 27, 2017 : Rachel Welch
It Starts With Water

It Starts With Water

Introduction When I was fifteen years old, I told my mom that on my sixteenth birthday, I would set out on a hike out west.  I'd trust strangers, get rides,...

Sep 25, 2017 : Sydnee Tigert
Rainbows and Butterflies or Blisters and Bears?

Rainbows and Butterflies or Blisters and Bears?

Hello friends!! My name is “Froggy” and welcome to my first blog entry! This time next year I will be in the midst of my Flip Flop Thru Hike of...

Sep 22, 2017 : Sarah Southard
Hiking South for the Winter: A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Potential Nut-Case

Hiking South for the Winter: A Glimpse Into the Mind of a Potential Nut-Case

Origin of Insanity It's only crazy until it becomes a reality One year, seven months, and one day ago I went on my first backpacking trip for my 23rd birthday....

Sep 19, 2017 : Kelly Ann Baird
The Moment I Knew

The Moment I Knew

Hi, Friends! For those of you who aren't familiar with the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), it is a hiking-only footpath running from Georiga to Maine and is roughly 2,190 miles. This...

Sep 15, 2017 : Lexi Candela