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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

Some people have a good reason for hiking the AT. I don’t. And that’s alright with me.

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
What Worked, What Didn’t on My Trek to Maine

What Worked, What Didn’t on My Trek to Maine

Hey folks! A lot of time was spent deciding what to carry as I walked from Georgia to Maine. So I thought I'd briefly try to let you know how...

Mar 19, 2019 : Christopher Keys