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Mutant Genes and Outdoor Healing: Why and How I’m Thru-Hiking the AT

Mutant Genes and Outdoor Healing: Why and How I’m Thru-Hiking the AT

How Did I Get Here? How did I go from being a high school teacher to a 30-year-old in what seems like a quarter-life crisis in need of a grand...

May 8, 2019 : Lauren Brewer
What Do a Golf Ball, a Pair of Crocs, and an Eeyore Onesie Have in Common? Two Words: Luxury Items!

What Do a Golf Ball, a Pair of Crocs, and an Eeyore Onesie Have in Common? Two Words: Luxury Items!

Pack weight is a really important thing to think about before a thru-hike. So is what you put in your pack. It’s how much you’ll literally be carrying with you...

May 6, 2019 : Allison DiVerde
Never Trust a Fart and Other Nero Activities: Long Trail Day 12

Never Trust a Fart and Other Nero Activities: Long Trail Day 12

I groggily stir awake to the sound of rain on the shelter roof and the feeling of dampness. I open one eye and glance toward my feet to see rain...

May 1, 2019 : Taylor
An Unruly Urge – How My Life Led to the Trail

An Unruly Urge – How My Life Led to the Trail

The morning we drove into Baxter State Park to summit Katahdin, the sky unloaded on us. First with rain, then with hail. Fat chunks of ice drummed the roof of...

Apr 23, 2019 : Maximilian Armstrong
Why Would I Decide to Wait ANOTHER Four Months to Start My Thru-Hike?

Why Would I Decide to Wait ANOTHER Four Months to Start My Thru-Hike?

It's been awhile since I've written anything, but it's not because I've given up on blogging my thru-hike. Below is a post I wrote a few weeks back, but never...

Apr 11, 2019 : Tiffany Chou
Miles, Money, and Memories: The AT in Numbers

Miles, Money, and Memories: The AT in Numbers

My Appalachian Trail thru-hike was an awesome experience! I saw wild ponies, made awesome friends, climbed mountains, ate copious amounts of food, and the list goes on. If you're curious...

Feb 3, 2019 : Allison DiVerde
My Final Days on the AT; What’s Next?

My Final Days on the AT; What’s Next?

It's been a month and I'm still coming around to the idea that I completed my 2018 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I started June 15 and finished on Dec. 12, a...

Jan 12, 2019 : Alexa Tubbs
A Growler when Bear-ly Awake: Day 11 on the Long Trail

A Growler when Bear-ly Awake: Day 11 on the Long Trail

At 1 a.m. Jon and I are awoken with a start. Something big is crashing unsteadily up the stairs into the shelter. Bear! my sleeping mind screams. I sit up...

Jan 10, 2019 : Taylor
Life Lessons – Courtesy of the Appalachian Trail

Life Lessons – Courtesy of the Appalachian Trail

I set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail on July 9, 2018. When I summited Springer Mountain on Dec. 9, I finished with extreme joy---knowing I didn't have to sleep...

Dec 21, 2018 : Allison DiVerde
Finishing My Southbound Thru-Hike

Finishing My Southbound Thru-Hike

It's been a week and a half since I summited Springer, so I figured it was about damn time I wrote a blog post about it. I climbed Katahdin on...

Dec 18, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield