Trail Update

Socializing on the Trail

Socializing on the Trail

Socializing and enjoying the thru hiker community is a huge part of hiking the Appalachian Trail.  Some people seek out the social scenes (like shelter areas) more than others, but...

Apr 29, 2017 : Katie Eckman
Ascending & Descending

Ascending & Descending

Sorry for the lack of updates, but it's been a crazy ride so far as I've officially hit one month on the trail. Currently, I am a few miles out...

Apr 26, 2017 : Amber Redfield
I Did It! 7 Days and 77 miles

I Did It! 7 Days and 77 miles

I finally made it to Julian! After seven long days, and many lessons, I made it to my first zero day. I think I earned it! Day 1 - Campo...

Apr 26, 2017 : Annette
Neros and Heroes, but Never Zeros

Neros and Heroes, but Never Zeros

Well hello there internet! It's been a while! Last time you heard from me, I was seven days into my trip. I've made some progress since then, so here's the...

Apr 24, 2017 : Erica Notini
Storm Before the Calm

Storm Before the Calm

It's been a long time folks. But life has been fairly hectic in these last few months leading up to my hike. Now that I've got 25 days until I...

Apr 24, 2017 : Nick Cellini
Hot Springs to Spivey Gap

Hot Springs to Spivey Gap

After staying at Elmers famous sunnybank Inn I finally had the motivation to leave the awesome trail town of Hot Springs behind and head toward my home state of Virginia....

Apr 24, 2017 : Chris G.
Yes I’m still alive and haven’t been eaten by a bear yet… Shutterbug’s Trail Update #2

Yes I’m still alive and haven’t been eaten by a bear yet… Shutterbug’s Trail Update #2

I know, I know. I haven't exactly been keeping up with the blog posts. But I promise I haven't died! I'm still very alive! I'm trying to catch up on...

Apr 24, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
No Rain, No Pain, No Beer on Sunday

No Rain, No Pain, No Beer on Sunday

Almost one week in, holla! Little recap for ya friends and some tidbits of info I've learned now that I'm super experienced. Day 1 - Mile 8.1 It's a blue...

Apr 23, 2017 : Amber Kostka
Rainy Day

Rainy Day

April 3.  I've found that most hikers spend much time reading weather predictions.  We all notice and talk of any upcoming weather changes often, as weather directly affects us now. ...

Apr 23, 2017 : Katie Eckman
First Full Day (and Fools’ Day)

First Full Day (and Fools’ Day)

On the morning of my first full day on the trail (April 1), I woke up with the sunrise.  After crawling into my tent at sunset the evening before, it...

Apr 22, 2017 : Katie Eckman