Hiker Intro

Sometimes, You Have to Pack your Fears

Sometimes, You Have to Pack your Fears

In one month, I will be leaving Harper’s Ferry, WV to begin my (flip flop) thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. You know that feeling when a phrase seems to catch...

Apr 12, 2017 : Carly Wright
You Don’t Have To Become A Thru-Hiker To Become A Backpacker

You Don’t Have To Become A Thru-Hiker To Become A Backpacker

If you're reading this, you might not be a thru-hiker. In fact, you might not be a backpacker at all. But that doesn't mean that you can't learn to be...

Apr 10, 2017 : Dragin
The Appalachian Trail is harder to some people. This is why.

The Appalachian Trail is harder to some people. This is why.

This is how it´s going to be: today I´ll take an 8 hour flight from my city - Belo Horizonte, in the Southeast of Brazil - to Miami. From there...

Apr 10, 2017 : Jeff Santos
Catching Up

Catching Up

I'm a little behind on the blog-posting element of my thru-hike. The last 13 days (and 105 miles) on the Appalachian Trail have been eye-opening to say the least. Several...

Apr 9, 2017 : Rob Catalanotto
How my Upcoming AT Thru Hike came to be

How my Upcoming AT Thru Hike came to be

I've come a long way to get to this epic adventure! That's me on my first 12 mile backpacking trip back in 2015. My pack weight was well over 40 lbs...

Apr 4, 2017 : Barry Hudson
I have Fears

I have Fears

The happiest I've ever been is a moment I can place. I was in India. We had spent the day walking around town, not really doing anything in particular, eating...

Mar 31, 2017 : Amber Kostka
So This Is Really Going To Happen

So This Is Really Going To Happen

Who We Are My name is James.  Nancy Drew is my wife.  That is not her real name but I am going to secretly push for that to become her...

Mar 31, 2017 : James Shepherd
Prologue

Prologue

I have thought a lot about this first entry. Like, a lot a lot. Honestly, probably a bit too much. I guess it’s much better than not thinking it through...

Mar 28, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Future Thru Hiker: NOBO 2019

Future Thru Hiker: NOBO 2019

I'm going to start this blog off with one of my favorite quotes from my favorite author, Stephen King: “When asked, "How do you write?" I invariably answer, "One word...

Mar 28, 2017 : emily sue
Are You a Voyager?

Are You a Voyager?

The Long Goodbye The last two weeks have been filled with what I will call Appalachian Trail goodbyes. You don't realize how many people are in your life until you...

Mar 25, 2017 : Hoozurmama