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Burning into North Carolina – Days 106 thru 110

Burning into North Carolina – Days 106 thru 110

11 PM, just like the sign said, the bears entered the shelter. 4 of them. They were not here to cuddle.

Jul 15, 2024 : Pot Luck
High Passes of the High Sierra

High Passes of the High Sierra

After my side trip up Mt. Whitney, I continued on a breathtaking journey through the High Sierras, taking the next six days to hike over five major passes ranging from...

Jul 15, 2024 : Becky Wandell
Thru Hikers Go To Their First Rodeo

Thru Hikers Go To Their First Rodeo

This morning I slept until around 8am. I slept so good last night in the room. Yesterday was pretty tiring but I was so happy that I pushed out 33...

Jul 15, 2024 : Peg Leg
Day 90 – Visited By The Beer Fairy

Day 90 – Visited By The Beer Fairy

He has gotten his name because he would gift AT hikers beer when he could. And, it turned out, today was my day.

Jul 15, 2024 : Jen Brown
The End is the Beginning

The End is the Beginning

If you know even a little about the Appalachian Trail, you probably know the iconic sign atop Baxter Peak on Mt. Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine.  Resting on a...

Jul 15, 2024 : Matthew King
Weeks 3 and 4 on the Appalachian Trail – AT Flip Flop

Weeks 3 and 4 on the Appalachian Trail – AT Flip Flop

Shelter from the Storm  It’s a bit of a long song, and a bit more dramatic than my story merits, but it’s a great song so give a listen if...

Jul 15, 2024 : Andre Audette
The AT and the Human Body

The AT and the Human Body

I am now hiking in Maine and I’ll provide an update soon, but first I wanted to discuss the toll that the AT takes on the body. This post is...

Jul 14, 2024 : Doug Burns
PNT day 4 – miles 26.5 to 42.1

PNT day 4 – miles 26.5 to 42.1

Total GPS mileage for the day: 17.54 miles Total elevation gain: 2662 vertical feet Listened to: Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper for a little while but mostly I sang The Brady...

Jul 14, 2024 : Traffic Cone
Worst Case, They Will Just Send A Helicopter

Worst Case, They Will Just Send A Helicopter

{The views expressed in the following are those of the author and do not reflect the views of the Department of Defense or Department of Homeland Security} A year ago...

Jul 14, 2024 : Patrick Buckley
I love vermont but it’s the season of the mud

I love vermont but it’s the season of the mud

Day 112: Good ole classic post zero day. It’s probably the toughest wake up on trail to be honest. I got up at like 6:15 not particularly happy with my...

Jul 14, 2024 : Eitan Gerstle