Trail Update

The Gremlin Days

The Gremlin Days

I've been on the trail for two weeks exactly and i have become aware of a phenomenon I like to call "The Gremlin Days." On these days, my gremlins come...

Apr 24, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
Return to the Trail!

Return to the Trail!

I'm returning to the trail! Late next week, my friend Lisa is driving me and Boomer to Warwick NY (think Bellvale Farms Creamery) so that I can pick up the...

Apr 19, 2017 : Eva Briggs
Mile 31.8 – Mile 106.1

Mile 31.8 – Mile 106.1

Mile 45.1 Walking solo is a bit different. It's not bad, just different. I guess it was comforting to know that someone was behind me. I started to see things...

Apr 19, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
I Might Hate the Lover’s State

I Might Hate the Lover’s State

I don't have anything against Virginia, I really don't. I walked into the state with an open mind, excited to have finally reached the so-called "flat" portion of the trail,...

Apr 17, 2017 : Olivia Plumb
Trail Update #5: Getting Off Tropic

Trail Update #5: Getting Off Tropic

These Little Trials Story time: Once upon a time on the AT a few weeks ago, a friend (Tin Cup) ended up with a water leak in his pack. At...

Apr 16, 2017 : Heather P
The first five days

The first five days

Hello! It's my first time blogging amongst the logs. I'm currently wedged between two trees on top of a mountain lifting my phone up in the air for service. Just...

Apr 15, 2017 : Carolyn Burman
Trail Magic or Gods Blessings

Trail Magic or Gods Blessings

During the 8 + months I researched the Appalachian Trail, certain things kept occurring. 2 of them were Trail Angels and Trail Magic. As I watched 100's of video's and...

Apr 15, 2017 : Gary Stell
The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music: Weeks 4 and 5 on the Trail

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music: Weeks 4 and 5 on the Trail

After escaping the foul weather in the Smokies (that stranded many of my friends in Gatlinburg for a few days), I failed to escape the wintry weather altogether. But Spring is...

Apr 15, 2017 : A.J. Matthews
Mile 0.0 – Mile 31.7

Mile 0.0 – Mile 31.7

Mile 2.7 First off, I do realize mile 2.7 isn't impressive at all. BUT - Jess and I actually hiked 11.5 the first day and almost all of it was...

Apr 13, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
The View From Above

The View From Above

"This is TERRIFYING OH MY GOD," exclaimed Pineapple from above as we climbed the first rickety fire tower in the Smoky's. We were going up for the cool view. The first...

Apr 12, 2017 : Therese Masotta