Trail Update

Georgia On My Mind

Georgia On My Mind

I am writing this from my first off trail stop. I smell -but of soap and shampoo not sweat and body odor! Yeah! Clothes have been washed, more blisters supplies...

Apr 17, 2021 : KMac
The One with the Smokies [AT Mile 165.9-239.1]

The One with the Smokies [AT Mile 165.9-239.1]

The Breakdown Day 18: 11.8 miles from the Fontana Hilton to Mollies Ridge Shelter Day 19: 12.1 miles to Derrick Knob Shelter Day 20: 13 miles to Mt. Collins Shelter...

Apr 17, 2021 : Ann Marie White
The Plans Changed a Little and I Almost Got Off Trail, But We’re Still Trekkin

The Plans Changed a Little and I Almost Got Off Trail, But We’re Still Trekkin

I’ve hiked 70 miles in 7 days, but only about 15 of those were with Ollie! My first night on trail was pretty brutal for me mentally, and almost made...

Apr 8, 2021 : Meghan Ramsey
The One Where I Threw Shoes [AT mile 0.0-69.2]

The One Where I Threw Shoes [AT mile 0.0-69.2]

Well...not mine, but we’ll get to that. First off, a breakdown of my first week on trail. The Numbers Day 1: 5.6 miles on the Approach Trail, 2.8 on the...

Mar 31, 2021 : Ann Marie White
North Country Trail Connects to AT, Makes Major Reroute in Minnesota

North Country Trail Connects to AT, Makes Major Reroute in Minnesota

Following the passage of long-pending legislation in Congress in 2020, the North Country Trail has recently made significant route changes in Minnesota and added 60 miles to connect it to...

Mar 25, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
The Pinhoti Trail: A Journey Begins

The Pinhoti Trail: A Journey Begins

The Pinhoti Trail sits at the southernmost tip of the Appalachians and a great trail for an A.T. trial run. Starting in Alabama and terminating in Georgia just shy of...

Mar 23, 2021 : J.D./ La Loon
ATC Reveals Further Details of $19.5M Pipeline Agreement

ATC Reveals Further Details of $19.5M Pipeline Agreement

Facing criticism and questions on social media, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy has provided more details about its August 2020 decision to sign a “voluntary conservation stewardship agreement”

Feb 16, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Superior Hiking Trail Winter Thru-Hike: Days 4-8

Superior Hiking Trail Winter Thru-Hike: Days 4-8

Superior Hiking Trail Winter Thru-hike. Days 4-8. Day 4. Another warmer January day. Temps haven't dipped below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. While the temps were comfortable the humidity was around 90% and

Jan 30, 2021 : Sleepin Bear
Ultralight backpacking meals…. but are they ultralight for your bank account?

Ultralight backpacking meals…. but are they ultralight for your bank account?

What are people eating on trail? We have read and watched so many people say how much money they saved to hike the AT. It seems preposterous. Maybe I do...

Jan 17, 2021 : Chicken & Dumplin
Superior Hiking Trail winter SOBO

Superior Hiking Trail winter SOBO

Days 2 and 3 on the SHT A bright light awoke me. I barely slept so I looked at my phone to see the time. It was midnight and the...

Jan 15, 2021 : Sleepin Bear