Section Hiking

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
Springer Bound:  Sight Set Firmly on Goal, Feet Forward, Just Do It!

Springer Bound: Sight Set Firmly on Goal, Feet Forward, Just Do It!

Ah, my friends, what drama was packed into the final two weeks of finishing the southern half of the AT!  Even now, several days later, I can fully feel the...

Nov 14, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Lost and Found: Heat,  Hikers, a Hound, and a Husband

Lost and Found: Heat, Hikers, a Hound, and a Husband

Lost:  Heat OK,  we can kiss summer goodbye. It seems like it happened overnight,   Sleeping outside has gone from comfortable to cold.   That second hurricane certainly hastened the change...

Oct 16, 2018 : Ruth Morley