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Tools to Practice Mindfulness While I Hike the AT & CDT in 2021

Tools to Practice Mindfulness While I Hike the AT & CDT in 2021

Read about a few ways I am planning on practicing mindfulness while on trail. Thru-hiking is just as much mental as it is physical.

Feb 16, 2021 : Jeff Podmayer
Planting the Seeds of Desire to Thru-Hike the A.T.

Planting the Seeds of Desire to Thru-Hike the A.T.

The Early Days I grew up in a small suburban town on Long Island, New York where I cultivated my love of the outdoors. Trips to the abundant, beautiful parks...

Feb 16, 2021 : Heather OConnell
Intro post and why a 30 something chick is running away to live in the woods…again

Intro post and why a 30 something chick is running away to live in the woods…again

Who am I? Welcome to my blog! My name is Jennifer.  I grew up in the south in east Tennessee, but have very few Southern qualities about me. First off,...

Feb 15, 2021 : Thin Mint
The Benton MacKaye Trail: An Alternative to the AT in 2021

The Benton MacKaye Trail: An Alternative to the AT in 2021

June 15th, 2019. I stood atop Mount Katahdin staring down a trail that winds through one of the oldest mountain chains in the world at 1.2 byo. I had big...

Feb 15, 2021 : Emma Slaughter
Brood X Cicadas to Emerge on Appalachian Trail After 17 Years

Brood X Cicadas to Emerge on Appalachian Trail After 17 Years

This May, billions of periodical cicadas will emerge from the soil in the eastern United States after 17 years underground, including in Appalachian Trail states from Georgia to New Jersey....

Feb 15, 2021 : Tina Mullen
How do you carry food for 6 months?!?

How do you carry food for 6 months?!?

So the day is getting closer and I seem to get asked two similar questions. 1. Are you going alone? Technically, yes, I am starting alone. Though with 50 permits...

Feb 13, 2021 : Caitlin Stevens
A Voyage of Ten-Thousand Triumphs

A Voyage of Ten-Thousand Triumphs

As our launch date draws nigh, so many things are running through my brain. Lately, sleep has eluded me on more than one occasion. The anticipation of leaving everything we...

Feb 11, 2021 : Chicken & Dumplin
SPOT X Two-Way Satellite Messenger Review

SPOT X Two-Way Satellite Messenger Review

It's not your grandpa's Blackberry: The SPOT X Two-Way Satellite Messenger is a contender for one of the best personal GPS/communication devices on the market today. What sets the SPOT...

Feb 11, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
Zpacks Free Duo Freestanding DCF Tent Review

Zpacks Free Duo Freestanding DCF Tent Review

The Free Duo tent from Zpacks can go anywhere. This freestanding shelter changes the script with ultralight materials and practical design.

Feb 9, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Gear Time! (winter edition)

Gear Time! (winter edition)

For my first long-distance backpacking experience, I want to list the gear that I will be taking and using during the winter stretch of the AT. While I know this...

Feb 8, 2021 : Amara Gardner