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Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

I wake up in my room, surrounded by four walls and my black cat walking over my down comforter. The air conditioning is cool and my bed is soft. This...

Jun 16, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Harper’s Ferry to Delaware Water Gap

Harper’s Ferry to Delaware Water Gap

On May 31st I finally made it to Harper's Ferry and the ATC. I had started Springer Mt. GA with hiker number 478. When I checked into the ATC I...

Jun 11, 2018 : Noel Nason
Rocks, Rock, and Rain Through Virginia

Rocks, Rock, and Rain Through Virginia

Howdy! Once again, long time, no blog. I have fallen far, far behind on not only this but also journaling every night. Just having tooo good of a time! I...

Jun 9, 2018 : Christopher Keys
The First 100 Miles: Hiking My Own Hike

The First 100 Miles: Hiking My Own Hike

I have walked 138 miles. That's six percent of the Appalachian Trail if you're doing the math. It's just fine if you're not. I'm trying not to. When I started...

Jun 6, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
From the Continental Divide to the Shenandoahs.

From the Continental Divide to the Shenandoahs.

As I had previously written I have made it over the continental divide. It was a very long, hot day, with rain late in the evening. I had come to...

May 26, 2018 : Noel Nason
Transitioning to the AT, and Why I’m Walking

Transitioning to the AT, and Why I’m Walking

I spent the day crying. That is, I spent the day crying while packing my apartment, crying while hugging my friends and boyfriend goodbye, crying while eating my Caprese sandwich...

May 24, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Mission to Maine Aborted: No, I Didn’t Quit the AT

Mission to Maine Aborted: No, I Didn’t Quit the AT

Good morning from Hot Springs, N.C, mile 274 of the AT. The rumor mill tells me that by the time hikers reach this tiny little mountain town nearly half of...

May 15, 2018 : Rachel Poole
Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Hey, y'all! Long time, no blog. Busy out here, ya know, living this grueling life with all these responsibilities. Like walking, eating, sleeping, repeat. But much has occurred since then,...

May 11, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Every Kind of Cold

Every Kind of Cold

It’s hard to remember what I considered ‘cold’ before starting this hike. I remember regular cryotherapy sessions, cold plunges, and the occasional cold front that warranted checking porch steps

May 7, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Blue Skies Chase Away the Rainy Day Blahs

Blue Skies Chase Away the Rainy Day Blahs

When I left Marion it was another miserable rainy day. I have now realized that I absolutely hate hiking in the rain. I trudged on, though after a few hours...

May 6, 2018 : Noel Nason