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19 Days of Intermission Featuring Florence

19 Days of Intermission Featuring Florence

On the list of displaced people from Florence, it is unlikely that Appalachian Trail thru-hiker might pop up. Yet, we are here. The trail, our home, is closed. We are...

Sep 16, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
A day on the Appalachian Trail

A day on the Appalachian Trail

The best mornings are when I wake up in my tent after a night without my rain fly. I can see birds fly in the canopied trees above my sleeping...

Jul 30, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Behind Trail Names: Average Joe or Super Hero?

Behind Trail Names: Average Joe or Super Hero?

I don't reckon I'll ever get comfortable hearing, "Oh, I heard about you" after introducing myself, but strangely enough switching out my very average given name, the name I've answered...

Jul 23, 2018 : Rachel Poole
OK, It’s Been Awhile; Starting the Final Section

OK, It’s Been Awhile; Starting the Final Section

Since this is my first post of the year, I think it best to give a brief review of my hike thus far.  I started my flip-flop thru-hike in March...

Jul 12, 2018 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Hiker Stink, and My Almost Trail Name

Hiker Stink, and My Almost Trail Name

I rang in one month of hiking with a day at the beach. Specifically, Coney Island. It’s just 56 miles from the trail, as the crow flies, according to my

Jun 28, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Why Is This Taking so Long? We’re Having Too Much Fun

Why Is This Taking so Long? We’re Having Too Much Fun

Where has the time gone? I have been out here for three months and I have not even sniffed the halfway point. That's not true. I have. I've seen many...

Jun 25, 2018 : Christopher Keys
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
Harpers Ferry to Delaware Water Gap

Harpers Ferry to Delaware Water Gap

On May 31 I finally made it to Harpers Ferry and the ATC. I started Springer Mountain with hiker number 478. When I checked into the ATC I was hiker...

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