Flip-flop

AT Training Hike Carried to an Extreme:  How We Kinda Went Over the Top

AT Training Hike Carried to an Extreme: How We Kinda Went Over the Top

  How it all started Okay, so the husband comes to me in September with a copy of Sierra Magazine in his hand and the suggestion that I find us a...

Feb 4, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Essential Oils on the Trail…For the Love of the Knees

Essential Oils on the Trail…For the Love of the Knees

Hiker hobble is a thing, y’all. At the end of an eight-day section hike in the White Mountains last summer, my knees quit bending. If I had to kneel down,...

Feb 1, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Before I get to the AT, Let me Tempt you With this Stunning European Trail!

Before I get to the AT, Let me Tempt you With this Stunning European Trail!

WELCOME TO MY FIRST POST! I'm excited that you're joining me as I start this big adventure.  Hiking the full length of the AT will certainly be a challenge.  But add to that,...

Jan 27, 2017 : Ruth Morley
Five (Final) Reasons to Flip-Flop your Thru-Hike

Five (Final) Reasons to Flip-Flop your Thru-Hike

Once you go unconventional, you never go back. It's been encouraging to hear from so many flip-flopping thru hikers since I started posting my own reasons for going this unconventional...

Jan 25, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Three More Reasons to Flip Flop on the AT

Three More Reasons to Flip Flop on the AT

Getting my trail legs on. The good reasons for doing a flip flop hike just keep piling up. For a variety of them, I'm starting north on April 26* at Grayson...

Jan 6, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Flip Flopper and Proud

Flip Flopper and Proud

We have arrived at Reason #2 for Flip-Flopping. I'm what you might call a "Renaissance Woman." Also known in some circles as multi-passionate or a (Here's Reason #1, just in...

Jan 3, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Unconventional Wisdom:  Is a Flip-Flop Hike Right For You?

Unconventional Wisdom: Is a Flip-Flop Hike Right For You?

Unconventional Is My Middle Name For a long time, I’ve been convinced that the only way to hike the AT is to start on Springer Mountain and end on Katahdin.  I...

Jan 1, 2017 : Deane Giordano
What Did I Really Get Out of the Trail?

What Did I Really Get Out of the Trail?

Inevitably, a long-distance hiker must choose between traveling light and not traveling at all Earl Shaffer As NOBOs get to Neals Gap, many go through the process of having someone...

Nov 28, 2016 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Springer and I’m Done until Spring

Springer and I’m Done until Spring

This blog post was without question the hardest to write.  This is the first one I've written in a couple of months where I didn't have my imminent return to the...

Nov 22, 2016 : George Turner (Old Growth)
The Last Strech

The Last Strech

Leaving Town It was hard leaving a warm room in the morning in Port Clinton.  Once I left the hotel I was soon pulling off layers in order to climb...

Nov 17, 2016 : Hillary