SOBO

To Stove, or Not to Stove? That Is the Question.

To Stove, or Not to Stove? That Is the Question.

There is a long-debated conversation between thru-hikers: Do you carry a stove? On one side, you get warm food, more food choices... on the other is added weight, and the...

Sep 19, 2018 : Allison DiVerde
Unexpected Pleasure Through the Whites

Unexpected Pleasure Through the Whites

Since day one, I'd been hearing about the infamous Whites. From how everyone described them, I felt sure that this week was going to be the most miserable week of...

Sep 16, 2018 : Red
New York – A Walk in Central Park

New York – A Walk in Central Park

 New York (Aug. 22 - 27) 90 miles, six days Civilization everywhere! I felt like a tourist, not just walking from Maine to Georgia, but walking as a means of...

Sep 16, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Week Three: Goodbye, Maine, Hello, New Hampshire!

Week Three: Goodbye, Maine, Hello, New Hampshire!

This update details my last week in Maine as I ventured from Rangeley to Andover (Old Blue Mountain), summited Baldpate and Speck Mountain, as well as took on the infamous...

Sep 11, 2018 : Red
Connecticut: Short and Sweet

Connecticut: Short and Sweet

Connecticut (Aug. 20 - 22) Three days, 52 miles I had a bug stuck in my eyeball for half of Connecticut, so for that I am thankful it was not...

Sep 9, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Massachusetts – My State of Luxury

Massachusetts – My State of Luxury

Massachusetts (Aug. 13-20) Eight days, 90 miles After doing so many miles in Vermont, I really slacked off. The people there were wonderful so I'm relieved I didn't just blow...

Sep 2, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Trail Update: My Second Week, Monson to Rangeley

Trail Update: My Second Week, Monson to Rangeley

After a pit stop in Monson, I was feeling re-energized and ready to take on the trail again. There was no doubt in my mind that this was where I...

Sep 1, 2018 : Red
Vermont: It’s Not All Downhill from Here

Vermont: It’s Not All Downhill from Here

Vermont (Aug. 4-12) Nine days, 150 miles Vermont, also referred to as Vermud, is an extremely accurate nickname. I was in denial at first, thinking these NOBOs must be exaggerating...

Aug 27, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
First Week on the Trail: 100-Mile Wilderness

First Week on the Trail: 100-Mile Wilderness

Being a SOBOer is a bit unforgiving. You summit Katahdin and then bam, you're in the 100-Mile Wilderness. For a NOBO hiker, the 100-Mile is no problem -- they already...

Aug 22, 2018 : Red
Side Trip to a Crashed Plane on Mount Success

Side Trip to a Crashed Plane on Mount Success

The Appalachian Trail has been full of surprises so far. I was super excited to hear from a NOBO that there was a plane crash just south of the hostel...

Aug 19, 2018 : Allison DiVerde