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My Final Days on the AT; What’s Next?

My Final Days on the AT; What’s Next?

It's been a month and I'm still coming around to the idea that I completed my 2018 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I started June 15 and finished on Dec. 12, a...

Jan 12, 2019 : Alexa Tubbs
Four Days in the Smokies: What I Ate, Freezing Temps

Four Days in the Smokies: What I Ate, Freezing Temps

I may or may not be writing this from the Fontana Dam ladies heated bathroom where I may or may not have taken a hot shower, washed and dried out my...

Nov 30, 2018 : Alexa Tubbs
Central Virginia – Fun and Cold, Not Cold Fun

Central Virginia – Fun and Cold, Not Cold Fun

Central Virginia (Oct. 4 - Oct. 16) 249 miles, 13 days (Glasgow to Atkins) Southern Virginia started out promising but made me question my sanity, and, more to the point,...

Nov 5, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
In the Woods, I Know that I Am Safe

In the Woods, I Know that I Am Safe

Sarah Grothjan recently wrote an article for Outside detailing some of her experience with sexual harassment and solo adventuring. Not for the experience she described with a man she called...

Oct 20, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
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

Pinning my happiness on Springer is a recipe for disappointment. I plan to enjoy today first.

Oct 4, 2018 : K M
One Thousand Miles Later: Celebrations and Reflections

One Thousand Miles Later: Celebrations and Reflections

Finally hit 1,000 miles! Let’s talk celebrations and reflect on the journey so far.

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

Out of New Hampshire and Into Vermont!

Aug 27, 2018 : Amie Spring