Trail Update

My Tramily a Lifetime of Friendship!

My Tramily a Lifetime of Friendship!

Week seven concluded on a cool, windy, and rainy day skirting the southern portion of West Virginia. We traversed 18 miles to then re-enter Virginia and conclude our second 25-mile...

Apr 8, 2019 : JC Van Etten
A Trail Magical Weekend of Pizza and Barbecue

A Trail Magical Weekend of Pizza and Barbecue

Northbounders are definitely spoiled. There have been times when I’ve run into multiple trail magic in one day. If you’re not familiar with the term trail magic, it is when...

Mar 29, 2019 : Tilghman Moyer
Five Weeks on the Trail; Virginia, Here I Come

Five Weeks on the Trail; Virginia, Here I Come

What have I learned... Miles are coming easier and faster, but it’s smiles not miles. I’m still excited to see what’s around every turn. I look less at my map...

Mar 25, 2019 : JC Van Etten
A Relaxing Off Day, and Snow Blankets the Smokies

A Relaxing Off Day, and Snow Blankets the Smokies

Getting to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, or the NOC as the cool kids call it, was the goal. I was excited to have a day when I didn't hike, but...

Mar 22, 2019 : Tilghman Moyer
My Naming Day Came During a Tough Stretch

My Naming Day Came During a Tough Stretch

My friends call me Stretch. My naming day could not have come at a better time. The prior day (I think that was Sunday) was the first time I cried...

Mar 19, 2019 : Christy Fairlie
Chaunce’s AT Vlog #00: Headed to Amicalola

Chaunce’s AT Vlog #00: Headed to Amicalola

Hey everyone! My friends bid me farewell on my last night home before catching my 6 a.m. flight to Amicalola. Watch the full video to see which item I almost forgot...

Mar 13, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
2 Weeks Out: Chaunce’s Appalachian Trail Updates

2 Weeks Out: Chaunce’s Appalachian Trail Updates

With only two weeks left until I head to Atlanta to start the AT, I wanted to do a video update for where I'm at with pre-trail preparations. I'm still...

Mar 13, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
Early Days, and a Trail Name Emerges

Early Days, and a Trail Name Emerges

It feels great to say I’ve finally put some miles on the Appalachian Trail that are going toward a thru-hike. Saturday afternoon I got my hiker tag and headed up...

Mar 11, 2019 : Tilghman Moyer
I’m Finally on the Trail – For Reals

I’m Finally on the Trail – For Reals

All the planning and excruciatingly long 12 months have passed since I started training and to hike the AT. It seemed like forever and I had second thoughts that I...

Feb 18, 2019 : JC Van Etten
PCT Training on the Te Araroa

PCT Training on the Te Araroa

In November I put into motion the grand plan for my sabbatical year off work. The dream was the PCT in April, but with an entire year off work I...

Jan 30, 2019 : Kez