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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
Trek the AT Southbound and Reap These Benefits

Trek the AT Southbound and Reap These Benefits

Most people head SOBO on the AT only when thier schedule mandates it. That’s the reason why I started SOBO. Since completing my trek I’ve realized there are so many...

Dec 14, 2018 : Allison DiVerde
Celebrating Hiker Thanksgiving in Hot Springs

Celebrating Hiker Thanksgiving in Hot Springs

It was back in August when I first met Miss Janet, a well-known trail angel. Four other SOBOs and I were at Crawford Notch when she pulled up in her...

Dec 10, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
An Ending Worthy of an Epic Journey

An Ending Worthy of an Epic Journey

Friends and family, wine and cheese, single-digit temperatures, a soaking wet finish, and a raucous '80s dance party---it was an epic ending to our hike. Nothing a little wine and...

Dec 9, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
How My Thru-Hike Ended-Georgia

How My Thru-Hike Ended-Georgia

Georgia (Nov. 10 - Nov. 14) 78 miles, five days It was an extremely long five days in the 14th and final state. Crossing into Georgia immediately meant the finish line was near...

Dec 4, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Four Days in the Smokies: What I Ate, Freezing Temps

Four Days in the Smokies: What I Ate, Freezing Temps

I may or may not be writing this from the Fontana Dam ladies heated bathroom where I may or may not have taken a hot shower, washed and dried out my...

Nov 30, 2018 : Alexa Tubbs
Happy Hiking In Tennessee and North Carolina

Happy Hiking In Tennessee and North Carolina

Tennessee/North Carolina (Oct. 21 to Nov. 10) 388 miles, 21 days  *The trail runs through this section in a complicated zig-zagging method between North Carolina and Tennessee as if only...

Nov 25, 2018 : Jenni Thompson