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Appalachian Encounters of the Surreal Kind

Appalachian Encounters of the Surreal Kind

Here is a recap of my first few days on trail: Day One: Amicalola Falls to Stover Creek Shelter It didn't feel real as I stood for a photo underneath...

Apr 19, 2019 : Jessica Luty
From Winter to Summer in Two Weeks Time

From Winter to Summer in Two Weeks Time

Two weeks ago I stood freezing in Greenland at a checkpoint of the race I was competing in. I had just watched other skiers pull ahead of me while skiing...

Apr 19, 2019 : Elysha Dyer
Four Useless Statistics About My AT Thru So Far

Four Useless Statistics About My AT Thru So Far

Humans are flawed. Luckily for us, we have completely unbiased and important number facts. These number facts tell the whole tale of my thru-hike from Springer to Franklin. Ounces of...

Apr 19, 2019 : Stephen Heron
Gear Review: Xoskin Long Sleeve Base Layer and Socks

Gear Review: Xoskin Long Sleeve Base Layer and Socks

Intro Xoskin is a fairly new company on the market, providing base layers that feature something called RAPIDriCOPPER Technology. Basically, these guys have quietly come up with a totally unique

Apr 18, 2019 : Carl Stanfield
Pre-Trail Jitters Are Real

Pre-Trail Jitters Are Real

Countdown: 18 days until go time. May 5 is fast approaching, my friends. The pre-trail jitters have gotten pretty intense lately as I wait out these final days of normalcy....

Apr 17, 2019 : Alexandria Cantrell
Trail Correspondents Episode #5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

Trail Correspondents Episode #5 | Night Before the Trail + First Day on Trail (Group 1)

The shows leading up to today's served a necessary role. They introduced us to our 2019 hikers. We got to meet the vast array of personalities trekking across the country,...

Apr 16, 2019 : Zach
The Pack Chooses the Hiker – My First Time in REI

The Pack Chooses the Hiker – My First Time in REI

The logistics were taken care of.  I Googled where the closest REI was, I got the day off work, and I even convinced Burt and our roommates to get the...

Apr 15, 2019 : Sara Rollins
Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm Sleeping Pad

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm is Therm-a-Rest's warmest model in their wildly popular NeoAir sleeping pad line, which includes the NeoAir XLite and the new NeoAir Uberlite. With an R-value of...

Apr 15, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
200 Miles and Change: A Few Lessons from the First Few Weeks on Trail

200 Miles and Change: A Few Lessons from the First Few Weeks on Trail

Springer Mountain, GA, to Newfound Gap, NC Total miles: 207.00 _____________________________________________ It has been an official three weeks on the Appalachian Trail and I still find

Apr 15, 2019 : Elena Alves
Excerpt from Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson’s “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” (Plus Your Chance for a FREE Copy)

Excerpt from Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson’s “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” (Plus Your Chance for a FREE Copy)

Heather "Anish" Anderson is an all-star hiker who needs no introduction. The first woman to complete the Calendar Triple Crown, she also has set fastest known time (FKT) records for self-supported

Apr 15, 2019 : Rachel S