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Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Northbounders are susceptible to the Virginia Blues, and although my symptoms may be similar, I'm experiencing them in a different state. While it's not Lyme disease or a twisted ankle,...

Oct 6, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
1,100 Miles, and Why It Doesn’t Matter if I Finish

1,100 Miles, and Why It Doesn’t Matter if I Finish

Hello! I’m Kreg (trail name Carrot Top),  a southbound thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail. I’m joining The Trek blogging community halfway through my trip, so this is my first post,...

Oct 4, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
One Thousand Miles Later: Celebrations and Reflections

One Thousand Miles Later: Celebrations and Reflections

Karaoke anyone? You know you want to. This number is to the tune of Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Miles. Making my way down trail, walking south, northbounders pass and they’re...

Oct 2, 2018 : Amie Spring
Trail PMS. The Kind that Doesn’t Discriminate

Trail PMS. The Kind that Doesn’t Discriminate

Oh, hey, fancy seeing you here! I must first apologize for my MIA status and lack of updates, I’ve been out saving the world, you see. Clark Kent by day,...

Sep 18, 2018 : Amie Spring
Hurricane Season and SOBO Thru-Hiking

Hurricane Season and SOBO Thru-Hiking

Adding to the list of bonus challenges as a southbound thru-hiker: hiking in prime time hurricane season. Mostly that means hypothermia conditions, flash floods, and days of nonstop cold rain...

Sep 10, 2018 : Alexa Tubbs
Miles, Smiles, and Endless Cokes in Vermont

Miles, Smiles, and Endless Cokes in Vermont

Day 43 // Mile 398.9 - Mile 418.8 First things first. My shiny new shoes aren’t so shiny anymore. Wanna play a game? Bet you can't guess how long they...

Aug 27, 2018 : Amie Spring
Are the White Mountains Really White?

Are the White Mountains Really White?

Day 32: Mile 298.2 to Mile 309.6 Back on trail after a zero. I avoided pancakes this morning and opted for an Oreo chocolate bar instead. My diet sucks, I...

Aug 19, 2018 : Amie Spring
Crossing State Lines Like a SOBO; Hello, New Hampshire

Crossing State Lines Like a SOBO; Hello, New Hampshire

Day 26: Mile 256.9 to Mile 264.9 Somebody told the mountains they could be anything when they grew up, so they grew up to be jungle gyms. Ladders going up....

Aug 8, 2018 : Amie Spring
Oh Man, Oh Maine, Oh Mountains.

Oh Man, Oh Maine, Oh Mountains.

Day 19: Mile 188.2 to Mile 196.6 Pretty easy day today, or it should have been should I say. In all honesty, it hasn’t been that taxing, we’ve had a...

Aug 2, 2018 : Amie Spring
SOBO Resupply Spreadsheet

SOBO Resupply Spreadsheet

When it comes to the nitty gritty details of resupply, understandably it can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately for us all, I have an anal retentive father who loves spreadsheets....

Aug 1, 2018 : Katie Doane