Why I’m Hiking Lists

You are going to do what?????? Are you nuts?????

You are going to do what?????? Are you nuts?????

Start Day Approaches I am less than 30 days from Springer.  Less than 30 days from leaving the life I built for myself behind and heading into four plus months...

Apr 10, 2017 : Scott Edwards
Why I’m Walking 2,189 Miles in the Wilderness

Why I’m Walking 2,189 Miles in the Wilderness

           Short answer: Why not? I will be flip flop thru hiking the AT beginning April 23rd. I start at Harper's Ferry NOBO. I want to...

Apr 5, 2017 : Barry Hudson
I have Fears

I have Fears

The happiest I've ever been is a moment I can place. I was in India. We had spent the day walking around town, not really doing anything in particular, eating...

Mar 31, 2017 : Amber Kostka
So This Is Really Going To Happen

So This Is Really Going To Happen

Who We Are My name is James.  Nancy Drew is my wife.  That is not her real name but I am going to secretly push for that to become her...

Mar 31, 2017 : James Shepherd
When I successfully thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, I will…

When I successfully thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, I will…

We don’t always get second chances in life, especially a second chance at an Appalachian Trail thru-hike. It’s a monumental endeavor to attempt it just once. But twice? I can’t...

Mar 22, 2017 : Tom Willard
37 DAYS AWAY: A strange limbo period

37 DAYS AWAY: A strange limbo period

I'm 37 days away from stepping on the trail. 37 days of trying to be very present in my current life while preparing for the biggest life change I have ever...

Mar 10, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

I am in my twenties. I just graduated from college. I’ve got two failed relationships under my belt, a dozen failed friendships, a beautiful binder full of opportunities I’ve missed...

Mar 5, 2017 : Tasia Kellogg
My Reasons for Hiking The Appalachian Trail

My Reasons for Hiking The Appalachian Trail

Why Am I hiking the Appalachian Trail? The Appalachian Trail is a unique experience for self-growth in the face of adversity.  Personally, I seek to achieve improvement in three areas,...

Mar 3, 2017 : Tyler Burnette
Thru Hiking With Heavy Things That Weigh Nothing

Thru Hiking With Heavy Things That Weigh Nothing

I would like to suggest listening to my gear, I don't get to trade the heavy ones out for a lighter version. I'm sure this is the case for many of us,...

Mar 3, 2017 : Jim McNelis
Why I’m hiking the AT in 2017

Why I’m hiking the AT in 2017

Day dreaming... I would say that I recently decided it would be a good idea to hike the Appalachian Trail this year, but that would be a lie. Because I...

Mar 1, 2017 : Livefreeorwhatever