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TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

Hello, folks! Furiosa (or Fury) here, bringing you a rewind and reflection of Trail Days 2019 in Damascus, VA. I had the pleasure of working with the gang at The...

Jun 6, 2019 : Amber Redfield
Revisited: Reacting with Fear – A Woman’s Perspective on Solo Travel

Revisited: Reacting with Fear – A Woman’s Perspective on Solo Travel

When I first re-read this article 3 years after writing it, I questioned whether publishing was a mistake. I wrote the original version in 2016, shortly after I finished the...

May 30, 2019 : Rachel Cheatham
Examining the Real Numbers Behind Violent Instances on the Appalachian Trail

Examining the Real Numbers Behind Violent Instances on the Appalachian Trail

Note: This story has been updated to include new information regarding the total number of murders on the trail. According to Brian King, publisher for the Ronald S. Sanchez, Jr.,...

May 24, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Honoring Stronghold, and a Life Well Lived on the Appalachian Trail

Honoring Stronghold, and a Life Well Lived on the Appalachian Trail

By all accounts, Ronald "Stronghold" Sanchez Jr. was where he wanted to be: Hiking the Appalachian Trail and trying to put years of post-Iraq War trauma behind him. “He was...

May 20, 2019 : Hugh Owen