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Four Days from Springer….

Four Days from Springer….

A Plan Comes Together This is a summary of events that happened in the last few months that will put me on the AT April 29th at 9 am.  My...

Apr 25, 2017 : Scott Edwards
Storm Before the Calm

Storm Before the Calm

It's been a long time folks. But life has been fairly hectic in these last few months leading up to my hike. Now that I've got 25 days until I...

Apr 24, 2017 : Nick Cellini
Hot Springs to Spivey Gap

Hot Springs to Spivey Gap

After staying at Elmers famous sunnybank Inn I finally had the motivation to leave the awesome trail town of Hot Springs behind and head toward my home state of Virginia....

Apr 24, 2017 : Chris G.
Yes I’m still alive and haven’t been eaten by a bear yet… Shutterbug’s Trail Update #2

Yes I’m still alive and haven’t been eaten by a bear yet… Shutterbug’s Trail Update #2

I know, I know. I haven't exactly been keeping up with the blog posts. But I promise I haven't died! I'm still very alive! I'm trying to catch up on...

Apr 24, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
This Family is Thru-Hiking the AT with Their Baby

This Family is Thru-Hiking the AT with Their Baby

Nearly 400 miles into their Appalachian Trail thru-hike, Bekah and Derrick Quirin pack up camp and start the day. The tent gets broken down, sleeping pads are deflated, bear hang is retrieved,

Apr 23, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
The Trail Gives And The Trail Takes Away

The Trail Gives And The Trail Takes Away

Week 1: Campo to Warner Springs The first week is at an end, I hit 110 miles last night and crashed at Warner Springs, exhausted and depleted from what has...

Apr 22, 2017 : Emily Ben
Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Receiving It It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to send postcards to my friends and family, so I'm thrilled that so many folks have sent me their...

Apr 22, 2017 : Abby King
Tying Up Loose Ends

Tying Up Loose Ends

Four, three, two, one...hike! I'm finally down to counting the days on one hand...FOUR.  MORE.  DAYS! I timed my start (April 26) to coincide with the new moon, an auspicious...

Apr 22, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Enjoying The Finer Points

Enjoying The Finer Points

Easter Sunday After the crazy party the night before of salad, tea, laundry, and spades the morning alarm comes way to early.  Actually, there was no alarm.  There hasn't been...

Apr 21, 2017 : James Shepherd
The First 110 Miles – A Reflection 

The First 110 Miles – A Reflection 

We arrived in Warner Springs (mile 110) this morning and thought this would be a good time to reflect back on the miles thus far. All the hikers set up...

Apr 20, 2017 : Lisa Howatt