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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
How Lying About Wanting to Hike the AT Turned into a Thru Hike Attempt

How Lying About Wanting to Hike the AT Turned into a Thru Hike Attempt

An AT thru hike ambition that started with a lie? See how I took a little lie and ambition into a thru hike attempt and why a flip flop is...

Apr 27, 2024 : Luke W
Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself…..

Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself…..

Setting the Stage Thank you to the Rolling Stones for the intro lines from ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ to start, or restart, my blogging career! (More about the restart later.) ...

Apr 23, 2024 : Andre Audette