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The Meaning Behind My Burning Desire To Thru-Hike

The Meaning Behind My Burning Desire To Thru-Hike

Feeling exposed but here it goes… my first blog post. Two months from today I start my NOBO AT thru-hike. Last night it hit me that I was closer to...

Jan 21, 2018 : Meredith Johnson
Oh Shasta, You Were My Greatest Teacher

Oh Shasta, You Were My Greatest Teacher

Have you ever been to Mt. Shasta in California? To a 17-year-old kid, it was the equivalent of Everest. This large mountain dwarfed everything around it and made every previous...

Jan 19, 2018 : Tyler Seutter
Fear Is A Mirror – Behold Your Reflection Your Way

Fear Is A Mirror – Behold Your Reflection Your Way

Have you ever had someone or something really shake the ground you were standing on? Did you get back up? Earlier this year, I went on a day hike on...

Jan 18, 2018 : Erin
Tell The Ones Who Need To Know; We Are Headed North

Tell The Ones Who Need To Know; We Are Headed North

"She's the silver sun, you best walk her way and watch it shine." Hey y’all! I'm Amanda and I’ve spent the past five years living in the Appalachian Mountains while...

Jan 17, 2018 : Amanda and Davy
Life On Pause: How We’re Preparing To Hike For Five Months

Life On Pause: How We’re Preparing To Hike For Five Months

We have finally announced our hike to all of our friends and family with this little video Nikki

Jan 16, 2018 : The Swords
Facing Adversity, Embracing Challenge On  A Thru-Hike

Facing Adversity, Embracing Challenge On A Thru-Hike

If you've ever thru-hiked a major trail, or are preparing to thru-hike, there's one question we all have to answer.  Why?  So I think it's time I answered the question...

Jan 15, 2018 : Bob Heilmann
So Come With Me, We’ll Go And See The Big Rock Candy Mountains

So Come With Me, We’ll Go And See The Big Rock Candy Mountains

Hey there! My name is Rachael Upchurch and I want to introduce myself.  I am 28 years old and live in the western suburbs of Chicago, Ill.  I am heading...

Jan 13, 2018 : Rachael Upchurch
The Making Of An Aspiring AT Thru-Hiker

The Making Of An Aspiring AT Thru-Hiker

For starters, I have never been one to take big risks. I would describe myself as someone who has an adventurous spirit but lives cautiously. Most of my life I have been...

Jan 10, 2018 : KelseyJo
Here Goes My First Blog Post…

Here Goes My First Blog Post…

Hello blogger audience! My name is Emma; trail name TBD, with much anticipation. Although as I write that, I knowingly ensure my fate of being bestowed a particularly embarrassing one,...

Jan 10, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
Why on Earth are my Dog and I Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Why on Earth are my Dog and I Hiking the Appalachian Trail?

Alright. Lets just start by getting this out of the way: spending six months living in the woods seems absolutely crazy! Sure, I definitely get that! If you'd asked me...

Jan 10, 2018 : Dayze Gaulin