Section Hiking

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home Two months ago, if you told me I'd change my plan of thru-hiking the AT to section hiking, deliberately, I wouldn't believe...

Feb 24, 2017 : Kristin
My First AT Experience

My First AT Experience

As we near the start date for our thru hike, I figured it would be worth sharing my (Justin's) first AT experience, because as awful as it was, it inspired...

Feb 22, 2017 : Justin and Wella Jay
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)
I Thought It Was Fresh Air, but Was Afraid it Was Me

I Thought It Was Fresh Air, but Was Afraid it Was Me

Franklin So my last zero was 17 days ago in Hot Springs.  I'm ready.  I came into Franklin this afternoon feeling like I've been rode hard and put up wet....

Oct 31, 2016 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Fontana Village Watching Game One of the Series

Fontana Village Watching Game One of the Series

Real Life Drama So back at the Boots Off Hostel, I found out one of the credit cards I'm using on this trip was compromised.  Evidently someone was buying electronics...

Oct 25, 2016 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Things I Wish I had Known Before I Started Section Hiking on the AT

Things I Wish I had Known Before I Started Section Hiking on the AT

When I started section hiking in August 2013, I had no idea what I was doing. I'd never backpacked before and I wasn't prepared for the adventure that is the...

Sep 7, 2016 : Aubri Drake
Its finally going to happen

Its finally going to happen

So Ready I started planning over a year ago to hike the Appalachian Trail. Initially I was going to leave Springer Mountain on April 10, 2016 and do 4 months...

Aug 22, 2016 : Phil Shipley
Hindsight, Foresight, Insight

Hindsight, Foresight, Insight

Hey Y'all! Let me introduce myself, as this is my first blog ever. My trailname is "Hindsight," for three reasons. First, I have no peripheral vision and am therefore considered...

Jul 7, 2016 : Hindsight
Injuries, Insecurities, and Putting My Pack Back On!

Injuries, Insecurities, and Putting My Pack Back On!

Did I underestimate the trail? Is my body telling me to quit? How can one knee cause so much anguish? These are all things that were running through my mind...

Apr 15, 2016 : Mariah Bardwell
Getting My Head into the Game

Getting My Head into the Game

Okay...if you're reading all the wonderful posts on the Appalachian Trials website, you've gotten some idea of what it takes to prepare yourself for the physical aspects of a multi-day...

Apr 14, 2016 : Dreamer