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To Bidet…or not to Bidet?

To Bidet…or not to Bidet?

...[T]he teeniest bit of rainfall exposes white petals, TP blossoms that adorn the forest floor like a sea of Poppies...poopies? Have I discovered a new species of flora? That means...

Feb 11, 2023 : Myrt, a Yoga Sister
Toilet Paper: No Thanks!

Toilet Paper: No Thanks!

In brainstorming an Appalachian Trail thru hike, some basic hygiene questions come to mind. For those who wear contacts — how am I going to see? For those who want some semblance...

Feb 3, 2023 : Abby Evans
23 Crucial Things 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need To Know

23 Crucial Things 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Need To Know

If thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail is on your agenda for '23, you've come to the right place. Planning an adventure of this scale is no easy thing, but luckily for...

Dec 19, 2022 : Sarah Wolfson
ECT Day 136 – A Revolution In Rain Gear Technology

ECT Day 136 – A Revolution In Rain Gear Technology

If you're just joining us or are confused about what is going on (ECT, what's that?) then check out my intro article for a thorough explanation. Sometimes even I need...

Oct 3, 2022 : Owen Eigenbrot
Northern Virginia, Part 2: Getting Somewhere

Northern Virginia, Part 2: Getting Somewhere

Days 87-89: On day 87, I woke up and went through my normal morning routine: collected my bear bag, started warming up some water, and slowly packed while checking out...

Jul 20, 2022 : Mary
Appalachian Trail Hiking Gear: To Splurge or Not to Splurge?

Appalachian Trail Hiking Gear: To Splurge or Not to Splurge?

  Good gear is an investment in injury prevention. My gear advice for my fellow hikers is quite simple, it starts and ends with: purchase quality, lightweight stuff. Go as...

Mar 7, 2022 : Kate is Kate
Abandoned Trash Is Causing Heavy Bear Activity Near McAfee Knob

Abandoned Trash Is Causing Heavy Bear Activity Near McAfee Knob

Abandoned food garbage near McAfee Knob is starting to attract bears, according to the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC). In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the volunteer trail club posted...

Oct 29, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Meeting a Thru-Hiker at Katahdin? Here’s What You Should Know.

Meeting a Thru-Hiker at Katahdin? Here’s What You Should Know.

Many Appalachian Trail thru-hikers meet up with family and friends when they reach Baxter State Park. Katahdin, the highest peak in Maine, is a remarkable mountain and a popular destination...

Jul 27, 2021 : Kelly Floro
7 Simple Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First Thru-Hike

7 Simple Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First Thru-Hike

The Appalachian Trail was my first thru-hike and my first substantial hike of any kind. I prepared myself for the undertaking as best I could—obsessive research, elaborate budget spreadsheets,

Jul 20, 2021 : Kelly Floro
ATC to Resume 2000-Miler Program, Says Thru-Hikes Now “Safer”

ATC to Resume 2000-Miler Program, Says Thru-Hikes Now “Safer”

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) announced on Tuesday that "long-distance hiking on the A.T. is now considered to be a safer activity." The Conservancy will recognize thru-hikers and

May 12, 2021 : Kelly Floro