Committing to Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Committing to Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail

One Year Ago A year ago today, 12/13/16, I was on assignment in Georgia and decided to go hiking in Amicalola Falls State Park. I remember purposefully not hiking any...

Dec 13, 2017 : Sarah Bradley
Dear PCT, Here I Come.

Dear PCT, Here I Come.

Who am I? Well, my name is Andrew(trail name to come at future date). I am a 22 year old living life to the fullest in Seattle, Washington. You can...

Dec 12, 2017 : Andrew Mc
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but fear will never stop me.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but fear will never stop me.

I start hiking in 100 days. The days seem to be slipping away and soon enough I will wake up and it will be March 22nd. I've mostly feel excitement...

Dec 12, 2017 : Mackenzie
Gear Lessons From a Hiker Who Never Learned Her Lesson

Gear Lessons From a Hiker Who Never Learned Her Lesson

“The next time we’re in town, you’re getting a shakedown.” My concerned/exasperated hiking companions said this to me countless times throughout the spring and summer of 2017. At its heaviest,...

Dec 12, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
Preparing for a Thru-Hike: Plan, or Plan to Adapt?

Preparing for a Thru-Hike: Plan, or Plan to Adapt?

The biggest difference between our preparation for the Appalachian Trail vs. the Pacific Crest Trail is the amount of planning. Before the A.T. I had planned out our daily mileage...

Dec 11, 2017 : April and Jake
PCT 2018: Cold Weather Gear Test (Suburban Style)

PCT 2018: Cold Weather Gear Test (Suburban Style)

Cold Weather Challenge We have been fortunate to have some cold and clear weather here in Seattle, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to test out some...

Dec 11, 2017 : Lee Welton
To Approach or Not to Approach:  starting NOBO at Amicalola Falls

To Approach or Not to Approach: starting NOBO at Amicalola Falls

''Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.'' -Yoda to Anakin Skywalker Amicalola Falls.   The spiritual northbound start of the Appalachian Trail to some, the bane...

Dec 11, 2017 : Jon Goff
10 Edible Wild Plants and Why They’re Good For You

10 Edible Wild Plants and Why They’re Good For You

You’re lost in the wilderness. You ate your last cereal bar. You’re starting to feel hungry—let’s call it starving. You start to consider eating the first thing you could get...

Dec 11, 2017 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Saying Goodbye to the AT (For now!)

Saying Goodbye to the AT (For now!)

Hello Trekkies! (I feel like I could call you guys that now, haha). Anyway last Saturday I stepped off the Appalachian Trail at mile 309 and started walking towards a...

Dec 10, 2017 : Eliza
The Mental Journey to Now

The Mental Journey to Now

I decided it might be time for me to articulate the thoughts that have been going through my head for the last three-ish months.   These thoughts fall along a...

Dec 10, 2017 : Mary Meixner