Hiker Intro

An Eagle’s Trail to Mount Katahdin

An Eagle’s Trail to Mount Katahdin

An Early Beginning My trail to Katahdin began on a hobby farm in west Michigan before the common advent of such things as cell phones, handheld video games, or personal computers...

May 19, 2017 : Collin McCullick
Part One:  The Mind

Part One: The Mind

Sitting on the couch in the break room at REI a couple weeks ago I took my shoes off, threw my feet over the back of the couch to elevate...

May 19, 2017 : Danielle OFarrell
Good Evening, and Welcome: A ME-GA Introduction

Good Evening, and Welcome: A ME-GA Introduction

A Brief Overture For the past two years of my life, I've had a polyamorous relationship with magic and monotony. In the bio section of this page, I believe I refer to my...

May 1, 2017 : LilyMG
Hiker Introduction: Levrier

Hiker Introduction: Levrier

Hello all, It seems we're supposed to introduce ourselves to the general audience, so as you read of our quests, you actually know something about how they started. This seems...

Apr 29, 2017 : Steven
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