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The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of my 2017 AT hike.

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of my 2017 AT hike.

Photo was taken during training - a word I've used to intensify what was essentially practicing walking with new gear. Greetings, everyone! Below is the Who, What, When, Where, and...

May 17, 2017 : Justin Guimond
First post from Hot Springs, NC. Better late than never right?

First post from Hot Springs, NC. Better late than never right?

I'm currently sprawled out in a super comfy bed at a B&B in Hot Springs, NC. That's right. I'm 273 miles in and just now writing my first post. It's...

Apr 25, 2017 : Madison Billingsley
Prologue

Prologue

I have thought a lot about this first entry. Like, a lot a lot. Honestly, probably a bit too much. I guess it’s much better than not thinking it through...

Mar 28, 2017 : Anna Zimmerman
Why are you hiking the AT?

Why are you hiking the AT?

Why? “Why are you hiking the AT? Are you doing the whole thing at once? How far is that? How long will it take you?” These are some of the most...

Feb 14, 2017 : Scuba Steve
Post-Walk Stuff CDT/Colorado

Post-Walk Stuff CDT/Colorado

This summer I plan to walk the Colorado portion of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). That means I'll be walking across Colorado- from the southern border of New Mexico to...

Feb 11, 2017 : k8
I’m Doing This.  Here’s Why.  (Screw Baby Steps.)

I’m Doing This. Here’s Why. (Screw Baby Steps.)

Turning in My Homework I'm a good student.  A bad planner, but a good student. I've read a lot of AT books, even though I know the real education starts...

Feb 8, 2017 : Deane Giordano
I’m Hiking For Me: 35 Days

I’m Hiking For Me: 35 Days

Hey ya'll! As many of you already know, my name is Caleb Bonner and I am thru-hiking the AT starting Feb. 25th. I just recently graduated from Western Carolina University...

Jan 20, 2017 : Caleb Bonner
Sorry Mom, I’m Going Solo

Sorry Mom, I’m Going Solo

This thru-hike is something I've been thinking about and planning and saving for for 2-3 years now. It has been in the back of my mind ever since I left...

Jan 19, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
The Big Question: WHY

The Big Question: WHY

I guess I'll start with the backstory. I caught the hiking bug in 2014, which is a relatively short time ago. A friend of mine was setting out on his...

Jan 18, 2017 : Kylie Torrence
Brushes, Boots, and Backpack: Paintings from The PCT (Plus a Giveaway!)

Brushes, Boots, and Backpack: Paintings from The PCT (Plus a Giveaway!)

Many people on the PCT head into the wilderness with the intentions of keeping a journal, getting in touch with the real “them”, or making big miles. I am here...

Jan 15, 2017 : Lindsey Fox