Trail Update

Hard Truths

Hard Truths

Time isn’t real out here. I feel like I’ve known my first trail family for years even though it had only been a few weeks together before we dispersed. These...

May 18, 2024 : Autumn Hunnicutt
True Trail Magic

True Trail Magic

One of the most anticipated unscripted events on the Trail is "trail magic". We all are eager to sit down for a few minutes and eat- often something fresh or...

May 18, 2024 : Laura Mason
I Completed The Damascus Marathon!

I Completed The Damascus Marathon!

May 8th of 2024 I completed the Damascus Marathon on a whim. I had just spent the scariest and longest afternoon of my life hiking through a lightning storm on...

May 18, 2024 : Alexis Tucker
Day 50: Hiker Hobbles and Milk Flavored Water

Day 50: Hiker Hobbles and Milk Flavored Water

The Hiker Hobbles I slept well last night. The only problem I had was trying to convince myself to get up and start the day. It took me fifteen minutes....

May 18, 2024 : Morgan Schmidt
Hiking with Friends

Hiking with Friends

There are days that the only sign of other hikers I see for hours is an occasional footprint or cluster of trekking pole holes where footing gets tricky. While I...

May 18, 2024 : Gabe "Bumble" Craig
Day 32 – Will It Ever Stop Raining?

Day 32 – Will It Ever Stop Raining?

Day 32 Start: Painter Branch End: Brown Gap Miles Hiked: 7.7 Miles on AT: 251.8   Today is town day! Thank goodness because everything is grimy, smelly, and damp. We...

May 18, 2024 : Jen Brown
AT Thru Hike – Part II – The Smokey’s Nearly Killed Me

AT Thru Hike – Part II – The Smokey’s Nearly Killed Me

Picking up where we left off after Part I - “The Smokey’s Nearly Killed Me”… We walk down the lengthy paved road from Clingman’s Dome toward the parking lot. I’m...

May 17, 2024 : Stretch
Getting Off Trail

Getting Off Trail

I leave Silver City with a 5-day course of antibiotics, a persistent infection in my toenail, and a tentative exit plan from trail. While in town, I try everything to...

May 17, 2024 : Katie Jackson
Day 49: Rap Battles and Creeper Trails

Day 49: Rap Battles and Creeper Trails

Hairspray Rap Battle  I slept hard. I woke up at 6:30 with the song, Good Morning Baltimore, stuck in my head. Why? I had a dream where a town was...

May 17, 2024 : Morgan Schmidt
Day 31 – Clear Skies? In the Smokies?

Day 31 – Clear Skies? In the Smokies?

Day 31 Start: Cosby Knob Shelter End: Painter Branch Campsite Miles Hiked: 12.8 Miles on AT: 244.1   This morning we woke up to glorious sunshine. It was quite a...

May 17, 2024 : Jen Brown