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Bear Activity and How to Mitigate Encounters on the A.T.

Bear Activity and How to Mitigate Encounters on the A.T.

In recent events, thru-hikers in southern Appalachia are reporting elevated bear activity. Several comments on FarOut suggest some bears are food-conditioned.  Officials from Great Smoky

May 20, 2024 : Bones
A Setback

A Setback

For weeks before starting the trail, I had been hearing about the dreaded Southern California San Jacinto Mountains with its tricky ice hiding behind Apache Peak and the long grueling...

May 20, 2024 : Becky Wandell
Culture Shock on the AT: What Life on Trail is Really Like

Culture Shock on the AT: What Life on Trail is Really Like

  Many of my friends and family back home have a brief understanding of what life on the Appalachian Trail looks and feels like. Before I began at Springer in...

May 20, 2024 : Dan Fitzgerald
Day 34 – Max Patch, But Make It Rainy

Day 34 – Max Patch, But Make It Rainy

Day 34 Start: Brown Gap End: Walnut Mountain Shelter Miles Hiked: 10.2 Miles on AT: 262.0   Well, today started with a bang. As we were making our way up...

May 20, 2024 : Jen Brown
The struggle to appreciate beauty

The struggle to appreciate beauty

Day 8 started with a 15-mile road walk into Silver City, New Mexico. This is a large town with a variety of places to get more food before heading back...

May 20, 2024 : Al Marriott
Trail Days

Trail Days

Day 68-72 Trail Days - Thursday to Monday Oh Trail Days.  I can only imagine that it is the hiker equivalent of Glastonbury. Bunny, a hiker from last year had...

May 20, 2024 : Craigen “Cool Breeze” Smith
Starting my Thru-Hike

Starting my Thru-Hike

Day 0: Getting to Georgia      I booked my flight to Georgia from Florida months in advance so I wouldn’t have problems. What I didn’t consider was how my...

May 20, 2024 : Mitch
A New Adventure

A New Adventure

What Will It Be? For those who followed my blog, you know that last summer I hiked the entire Appalachian Trail. Since then, I've been asked many times "What's the...

May 20, 2024 : Tom Czako
Days 93-102 on The Appalachian Trail New York & New Jersey

Days 93-102 on The Appalachian Trail New York & New Jersey

After the long bridge walk coming into New Jersey I was hoping to breeze through the miles in NJ. I’m getting accustomed to being wrong on the trail. A few...

May 20, 2024 : Charles Gutierrez
Silver City to Doc Campbell’s Post

Silver City to Doc Campbell’s Post

Town Day After waking up on the side of the highway with Trouble and Skeeter, I quickly packed up and started walking towards the town. When we were walking down...

May 19, 2024 : Rebecca Lynn Ellis