Section Hiking

Three Faces of the Trail… Plus ROAD TRIP!

Three Faces of the Trail… Plus ROAD TRIP!

I find that, for me, there are three different faces of the Appalachian Trail. The first is the trail itself, the time spent surrounded by nature. Because I spend most...

Jul 20, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Verging on Virginia Blues in Vermont

Verging on Virginia Blues in Vermont

When northbound thru-hikers have hiked  hundreds miles north from Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, and are still in Virginia, some of them find that they have a case of the...

Jul 9, 2019 : Ruth Morley
OK AT, If You Dish It Out, I Can Take It!

OK AT, If You Dish It Out, I Can Take It!

So I say to myself, “Self, how can you possibly find enough material  for a blog after just four days of hiking since your last zero day?”  And I answer,...

Jun 17, 2019 : Ruth Morley
I’ve Got Friends in High Places

I’ve Got Friends in High Places

Wow, what a great week I’ve had!  And I’m so happy that you have chosen to follow me on my journey.  Thank you!  It certainly adds to my experience to...

Jun 13, 2019 : Ruth Morley
On to a New State!

On to a New State!

These past five days of hiking have been both rewarding and challenging.  In fact, that pretty much sums up the majority of the AT experience.  I fully realize that I,...

Jun 4, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Go with the Flow

Go with the Flow

Doing a long-distance endeavor like this AT trek is a lesson in adaptability. Despite all the careful planning in the world and attention to detail, things can change in an...

May 29, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Back in the Groove of Things

Back in the Groove of Things

12 days into this year’s journey, and it’s already feeling so natural. There has been a reassuring familiarity of this being my second time on this stretch of the trail....

May 12, 2019 : Ruth Morley
And So the Journey Resumes

And So the Journey Resumes

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.   —Lao Tzu On May 1, 172 days after summiting Mount Springer in Georgia, my feet once again touched...

May 6, 2019 : Ruth Morley
Thrills, Chills, Spills, and Rats

Thrills, Chills, Spills, and Rats

In preparation for my upcoming AT thru-hike, I have been going out and hiking different parts of the trail ahead of time. It helps me to test gear at different...

Feb 12, 2019 : Chad Sanborn
In Reflection: Practices and Products I’ll Use Again This Year

In Reflection: Practices and Products I’ll Use Again This Year

It has now been two months since I completed the southern half of the AT.  Climbing Springer Mountain with my daughter and two granddaughters will always rank high as one...

Jan 3, 2019 : Ruth Morley