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Is an AT Thru-Hike a Vacation, a Job, or a Cult?

Is an AT Thru-Hike a Vacation, a Job, or a Cult?

How do you look at this phenomenon called thru-hiking? Is it a Vacation? Several of the books about thru-hiking urge potential AT travelers to think about it as a vacation....

Jun 28, 2022 : Leslie “Snowy Owl” Woodward
AT Days 60-63: Webster a tougher climb than Washington? Sure felt like it!

AT Days 60-63: Webster a tougher climb than Washington? Sure felt like it!

With bad weather departing the high New Hampshire ridges, I’d return to the AT and tackle big peaks including Mount Washington.

Jun 28, 2022 : Scott Morrison
Chapter 0: The Blacks

Chapter 0: The Blacks

—Prologue—    I’ve written 3 posts since hitting Kennedy Meadows South in late April 2022 and never truly introduced myself, or my wife. We’ve simply been caught up in surviving...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wesley Black
From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

I’ve been noticing some internal shifts. They happened slowly, then all at once. I love that quote, or misquote, from The Sun Also Rises. “Gradually, then suddenly,” is the actual...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wendy Boller
The Great Southeastern Loop Has Begun

The Great Southeastern Loop Has Begun

  My adventure on the Great Southeastern Loop has finally begun! The plan was to start in early May at Springer Mountain, but my girlfriend and I went camping the...

Jun 27, 2022 : Zach
Day 1; Year 2

Day 1; Year 2

It's the first day of the Great Divide Trail. We walked south for six kilometers, a rarity for the next two months as we head north 1,200 kilometers. Touching the...

Jun 26, 2022 : Tyler Garwood
Connecting the Dots with Mosquito Bites

Connecting the Dots with Mosquito Bites

It sucks. Going southbound sucks. Not all the time obviously, but getting thrown in to around 11 days in the wilderness is never easy. No matter how dialed, how planned,...

Jun 23, 2022 : Nash Calvin
Hiking the Hebridean Way in Scotland

Hiking the Hebridean Way in Scotland

Day 1 After finishing the Skye Trail on the Isle of Skye, I'm taking a ferry to Tarbert in the outer Hebrides to hike the 295km/185 miles Hebridean Way. I'm...

Jun 23, 2022 : Gael Dida
The Hidden Support of a Solo Thru-Hike

The Hidden Support of a Solo Thru-Hike

It is less than one week until I start my SOBO thru-hike attempt of the AT. Although I am filled with excitement, I am also incredibly nervous. But I am...

Jun 22, 2022 : Drew Flickinger
Isle Royale-Part I

Isle Royale-Part I

The day had finally come to embark upon the island adventure. I was full of nerves and constantly checking the weather wasn't making me feel at ease. I hadn't be...

Jun 22, 2022 : Jer