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A Return to Writing as Grief Evolves

A Return to Writing as Grief Evolves

About four years ago, I made my debut on the Appalachian Trials blogger page, with fiery optimism and about zero experience. I posted, irregularly at best, while I "prepared" to...

Dec 12, 2018 : Christine
Confessions of an Armchair Backpacker

Confessions of an Armchair Backpacker

I cannot emphasize enough how inexperienced at backpacking I am.  I am an armchair backpacker, replete with theoretical backpacking expertise.  I have read the gear reviews, watched the

Dec 12, 2018 : Emily S.
Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day Two

Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day Two

Waiting for the Sun Sunrise is officially at 6:45 a.m., but the sun doesn’t begin to penetrate the bottom of the canyon where we are camped until considerably later. It's...

Dec 10, 2018 : Take a Hike Photography
Sustainable Gear Holiday Gift Guide

Sustainable Gear Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are a joyous time of year for so many reasons. We are surrounded by family and friends, there is plenty of food to go around, and pie. But...

Dec 10, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Hiking Across America Means Hiking Through a Divided Nation

Hiking Across America Means Hiking Through a Divided Nation

Last summer I embarked on a hike that led me over the hallowed grounds of the Civil War. Stone tablets marking significant sites along my route had themselves become historical...

Dec 10, 2018 : Maximilian Armstrong
Halfway to Nowhere, and Fun with the Tramily

Halfway to Nowhere, and Fun with the Tramily

Reunited, and it feels so good! I enjoy a nice break and look out over the beautiful fall foliage as I sit upon the ledges of Round Head. I've done...

Dec 9, 2018 : Rebecca Hatch
Shoe Review: Xero Shoes TerraFlex

Shoe Review: Xero Shoes TerraFlex

TerraFlex or TerraFlop? Well, I guess it depends on what your use will be. I've been running in the Xero Shoes TerraFlex for roughly six months now and it is...

Dec 6, 2018 : Jack Paulk
To Shakedown or Not to Shakedown?

To Shakedown or Not to Shakedown?

That is the question. After a few thousand miles and numerous end-to-end thru hikes, you’d think the words “shakedown” wouldn’t be something I would use to describe an extended backpacking...

Dec 4, 2018 : Christopher Johnson
How My Thru-Hike Ended-Georgia

How My Thru-Hike Ended-Georgia

Georgia (Nov. 10 - Nov. 14) 78 miles, five days It was an extremely long five days in the 14th and final state. Crossing into Georgia immediately meant the finish line was near...

Dec 4, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Introduction: NOBO Self-Supported Record Attempt

Introduction: NOBO Self-Supported Record Attempt

My name is Chris Pratt and I’m 29 years old. Why would you attempt the self-supported record? What makes you think you can do that? Are you even going to...

Dec 3, 2018 : Chris Pratt