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TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

Hello, folks! Furiosa (or Fury) here, bringing you a rewind and reflection of Trail Days 2019 in Damascus, VA. I had the pleasure of working with the gang at The...

Jun 6, 2019 : Amber Redfield
SOBO Gear List Part One: My Big Three

SOBO Gear List Part One: My Big Three

Are you even going on a thru-hike if you don’t post a gear list? And how will I know what gear other people hate if I don’t put it on the...

May 28, 2019 : Christopher Johnson
Smoky Mountain Rain – Ronnie Milsap

Smoky Mountain Rain – Ronnie Milsap

North Carolina, Part Two Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the first point on the trail where there are more regulations than what I have become accustomed to. Here are...

May 5, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Sweet (North) Carolin(a) – Neil Diamond

Sweet (North) Carolin(a) – Neil Diamond

A State of Three Halves North Carolina runs for approximately 314 miles through the AT. There are three distinct sections to traverse: From the Georgia state line to Fontana Dam,...

Apr 25, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Four Hitchhiking Scares and What You Can Do to Stay Safe

Four Hitchhiking Scares and What You Can Do to Stay Safe

Like it or not hitchhiking is a part of trail life. Most of the time hitching is easy, people are kind, and the ride is uneventful. Trail towns know the...

Apr 11, 2019 : Leah
Why I Don’t Know Why I’m Hiking the AT

Why I Don’t Know Why I’m Hiking the AT

The summer after second grade my swim team was coached by a guy named Dan. At that point I’d been swimming competitively for nearly five years, but Dan is the...

Apr 7, 2019 : Will Krakow
Freezing Nights and Beautiful Sights; Hello, Georgia!

Freezing Nights and Beautiful Sights; Hello, Georgia!

Prior to arriving in Atlanta, GA, I had worked a morning shift and waited in the airport for seven hours until I could board my long, non-direct flight. To say...

Apr 5, 2019 : Jacob Woods
A Trail Magical Weekend of Pizza and Barbecue

A Trail Magical Weekend of Pizza and Barbecue

Northbounders are definitely spoiled. There have been times when I’ve run into multiple trail magic in one day. If you’re not familiar with the term trail magic, it is when...

Mar 29, 2019 : Tilghman Moyer
Final Reflections Before the Appalachian Trail

Final Reflections Before the Appalachian Trail

The time has come, and today is the day. My parents and best friend camped at Amicalola with Isaac and me last night, so as I write this I'm about...

Mar 24, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
A Relaxing Off Day, and Snow Blankets the Smokies

A Relaxing Off Day, and Snow Blankets the Smokies

Getting to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, or the NOC as the cool kids call it, was the goal. I was excited to have a day when I didn't hike, but...

Mar 22, 2019 : Tilghman Moyer