Hiker Intro

The Next Step

The Next Step

Nearing graduation, I get asked daily: “What’s the next step?" To the surprise of most, I have quite a few steps planned, all of them one in front of the...

May 14, 2024 : Emma Montgomery
Trading My Cane for Trekking Poles: Overcoming Back Pain to Hike the AT

Trading My Cane for Trekking Poles: Overcoming Back Pain to Hike the AT

In late 2021, I couldn't walk without the help of a cane. Now two and half years later I am embarking on the Appalachian Trail with the intent to thru...

May 14, 2024 : Luke
A Day in the Life of a Trail Maintainer

A Day in the Life of a Trail Maintainer

Have you ever wondered how the trail you're hiking on was created? Or the trail maintenance involved to keep it accessible? Imagine this: It's 6:00 am and the sun has...

May 13, 2024 : Bones
Before I refuse to take any questions I’ve got an opening statement ……

Before I refuse to take any questions I’ve got an opening statement ……

What’s up with this blogging thing?  Thanks to Todd Snider and the Hard-Working Americans for the intro - but I am open to questions and please keep them coming. As...

May 8, 2024 : Andre Audette
Quiet Man Hikes the AT: Who, What, Where, When

Quiet Man Hikes the AT: Who, What, Where, When

“Rays and beams of incredible dreams. And I am a quiet man.” Quiet Man - John Prine Off-trail, people my age usually identify ourselves by what we do for a...

May 5, 2024 : Rick "Quiet Man"
Giddy To Go: DeepEnd on The AT!

Giddy To Go: DeepEnd on The AT!

How one trail will always lead you to another!  Planes, Trains & Automobiles You would be surprised by the hoops some hikers have to go through to get to a...

May 4, 2024 : Maddi Plant
Tell me more, Tell me more ……..

Tell me more, Tell me more ……..

Flip-Flopping the AT Sorry for the intro, I’m not really a fan of Grease, though my wife is, and sorry if that song is now in your head! Last time...

May 3, 2024 : Andre Audette
An intro before I head outro

An intro before I head outro

Hi, I’m Daniel. I’m 35, from Australia. I was meant to hike the PCT in 2020, but covid stopped that from happening. I remember getting my permit that year, after...

May 1, 2024 : Daniel Mckinnon
Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why

My Reasons for Hiking the Appalachian Trail Why I am planning to thru-hike the AT in 2024 (and thank you to Neil Young for the intro). For those of you...

Apr 30, 2024 : Andre Audette
Why the AT

Why the AT

Need More Stories! My 88-year-old father moved into an independent living center two years back.  After a few weeks I came back to visit him.  He was unusually quiet as...

Apr 28, 2024 : Kevin Rapp