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Appalachian Trail Gear Review for 2021 Thru-hike

Appalachian Trail Gear Review for 2021 Thru-hike

Most of my gear to be consolidated into the red pack. Gear Review for 2021 With all the gear I have accumulated over the last nine months, it made sense...

Jan 24, 2021 : Darlene M
The Evolution of My AT Gear List

The Evolution of My AT Gear List

My official AT countdown has begun. In 70 days, I’ll be at Springer Mountain in Georgia ready to kick-off my 2021 thru-hike. I started planning for this adventure nine months...

Jan 23, 2021 : Sam Cermak
Feel the Feels and Don’t Look Back

Feel the Feels and Don’t Look Back

When going after your dreams it's easy to have a variety emotions coursing through your veins. It's important to let yourself feel all the feels and learn and grow through...

Jan 21, 2021 : Sydney Morgan
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
Sierra Designs Tepona Wind Jacket Review

Sierra Designs Tepona Wind Jacket Review

The Tepona Wind Jacket is a lightweight, versatile layer that is almost always useful. Should you pack one for your next hike?

Jan 14, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Hiking Johnson Beach, Perdido Key Florida

Hiking Johnson Beach, Perdido Key Florida

Preparing for a thru-hike can be rewarding in itself. We recently purchased a place on Perdido Bay on the Gulf of Mexico. While they aren't any mountains or even hills...

Jan 13, 2021 : Orville Story
Things I Actually ADDED to my Pack Once I Started LASHing the AT

Things I Actually ADDED to my Pack Once I Started LASHing the AT

There are some things that are just better to have than not have while backpacking. This is my personal list of things that I don't skimp on anymore.

Jan 11, 2021 : Sarah Lesiecki
Preparation Continues!

Preparation Continues!

Reality is Setting in Today I sat down for what feels like the millionth time and went through my gear. Not because I needed to, but because I enjoy organizing...

Jan 11, 2021 : Jenny Bush
Yellow Finch Tree Sitters Continue to Defy Mountain Valley Pipeline

Yellow Finch Tree Sitters Continue to Defy Mountain Valley Pipeline

Sitting high in the trees in Montgomery County, Virginia, the tree sitters off Yellow Finch Lane are in their 853rd day of blockading construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)...

Jan 4, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Getting Present Before Hitting the Appalachian Trail in 2021

Getting Present Before Hitting the Appalachian Trail in 2021

There are many ways to get present before hitting the Appalachian Trail in 2021. Life gets crazy sometimes and that craziness manifested in full force with the year 2020. Layoffs,...

Dec 30, 2020 : Darlene M