CDT Concerns and Conundrums

CDT Concerns and Conundrums

I find myself checking the Countdown app on my phone more and more these days. The start date for my CDT thru hike attempt draws near: 73 days… 69 days…...

Mar 4, 2021 : Heidi Nisbett
Amicalola to Neels Gap

Amicalola to Neels Gap

And so the journey begins on a rainy day in North Georgia as we drive into Amicalola Falls State Park to begin my thru hike of the Appalachian trail. After...

Mar 4, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Days 0 through 3 on the Appalachian Trail

Days 0 through 3 on the Appalachian Trail

Day 0 After a restless night at Amicalola lodge, Carly and I headed off on the approach trail. After the infamous 604 steps up the falls, it was smooth sailing....

Mar 2, 2021 : Hannah Goodman
Backpacker Radio 96 | Survivorman Les Stroud

Backpacker Radio 96 | Survivorman Les Stroud

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by THE Survivorman, Les Stroud.  This interview does not disappoint.  We talk about Les' entry into the world of reality

Mar 2, 2021 : Elise Ott
Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Heather Anderson on Her New Book (Plus a Giveaway)

Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Heather Anderson on Her New Book (Plus a Giveaway)

Heather "Anish" Anderson's latest book, Mud Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail is available for purchase on March 1, 2021. Win a free copy by telling us in...

Mar 1, 2021 : Tina Mullen
Before Departure: 3 Things I Am Anxious About, 3 Things I Am Excited For

Before Departure: 3 Things I Am Anxious About, 3 Things I Am Excited For

On an undisclosed date which we will simply refer to as "the ever-looming soon", I will be taking my leave...

Feb 28, 2021 : Paul Madigosky
A Thank You Letter to the Online Trail Community

A Thank You Letter to the Online Trail Community

Dear strangers that I have never met,  Thank you. You have helped me plan for this trail in ways I didn’t even know existed. I have learned so much through...

Feb 27, 2021 : Sydney
And So Our Story Begins…

And So Our Story Begins…

"Load the car and write the note, grab your bag and grab your coat, tell the ones that need to know, we are headed North." -The Avett Brothers

Feb 26, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Status update: 30 days to go

Status update: 30 days to go

Lately I have felt very scattered.  I catch myself walking into rooms or opening cabinets, with no idea why. The remains of abandoned projects litter the countertops. Evidence of my...

Feb 26, 2021 : Lacie
How 2 months without walking mentally prepared me for the Appalachian Trail

How 2 months without walking mentally prepared me for the Appalachian Trail

If a broken ankle can't stop me from preparing for the AT, what can?

Feb 25, 2021 : Austin Hays