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My Fear of Hypothermia and the Rain

My Fear of Hypothermia and the Rain

Cold rain scares me more than anything else on the trail. We've had more than our share in the last week. Staying Dry in Heavy Rain It's not possible! My...

Nov 15, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
A Banana, a Pickle, and a Hot Dog Walk into the Grayson Highlands…

A Banana, a Pickle, and a Hot Dog Walk into the Grayson Highlands…

The Virginia Blues were looming. We spent a night in Bland, VA, to avoid some 40-degree rain, and I wondered if the town's name was an omen of what was...

Nov 9, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
Central Virginia – Fun and Cold, Not Cold Fun

Central Virginia – Fun and Cold, Not Cold Fun

Central Virginia (Oct. 4 - Oct. 16) 249 miles, 13 days (Glasgow to Atkins) Southern Virginia started out promising but made me question my sanity, and, more to the point,...

Nov 5, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Central Virginia: Embracing the Cold

Central Virginia: Embracing the Cold

The cold temperatures have been a swift kick in the butt after a summer of near-perfect weather during my thru-hike. These are my strategies for adapting. Lean on the tramily...

Nov 2, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
Welcome to Vermud: Our First Day on the Long Trail

Welcome to Vermud: Our First Day on the Long Trail

Dobby and I set off from the Northern Terminus intent on the Laura Woodard Shelter about eight miles away. I had read that one of the mistakes thru-hikers often make...

Nov 2, 2018 : Taylor
The Maryland Challenge Southbound

The Maryland Challenge Southbound

As if the Appalachian Trail weren't hard enough, many hikers seek out extra challenges to spice up their journeys. There are the classics, like Ten-Before-Ten and 12-Before-12, when you try...

Oct 27, 2018 : Red
Intro to Virginia – People Are Awesome

Intro to Virginia – People Are Awesome

Northern Virginia (Sept. 21 - Oct. 3) 219 miles, 13 days (The Roller Coaster to Glasgow) Reminding you of my last post, which hosted eight consecutive, glorious nights of sleeping...

Oct 24, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Finding Lost on the Long Trail

Finding Lost on the Long Trail

Hello, Trek blogger world. My name is Taylor and I will be your conductor on this literary train ride through the Vermont wilderness on the 273-mile Long Trail from Canada...

Oct 17, 2018 : Taylor
West Virginia and Other Things

West Virginia and Other Things

West Virginia (Sept. 13 - Sept. 21) Four miles, eight days I know what you may be thinking. It took you eight days to walk four miles, what are you...

Oct 17, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
How I Fell in Love with Shenandoah

How I Fell in Love with Shenandoah

Shenandoah National Park was one of my most enjoyable stretches of the Appalachian Trail. Constant views, well-maintained trails, plentiful wildlife, and easy resupply.  To top it all off, a chance

Oct 15, 2018 : Kreg Moccia