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Who Dat Hiking?

Who Dat Hiking?

Who's crazy enough to do this? Some of you reading this probably are curious why someone would want to leave the comforts of regular life to go walk in the...

Apr 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Kicking the Virginia Blues Back to the Deep South

Kicking the Virginia Blues Back to the Deep South

Crossing into Virginia meant three states were behind us, with the highest-mileage state under our boots. I was ecstatic. This was a bittersweet day, though, as not all spring days...

Apr 15, 2018 : Kathleen Krause
Plagued with Bad Weather Through the Smokies

Plagued with Bad Weather Through the Smokies

Bye bye Smokies So I finally was able to say goodbye to the Smokies. What a miserable journey that was; nothing but a lot of bad weather almost every single...

Apr 12, 2018 : Noel Nason
The Great Smoky Mountains Live Up to Their Name

The Great Smoky Mountains Live Up to Their Name

March 30 to April 4, days 17 to 22 The Smokies were fantastic! I arrived at Fontana Dam, the launching point for the 70-plus miles of trail within the Smokies,...

Apr 7, 2018 : Pete Bromen
100 miles and counting……

100 miles and counting……

So we are 100 miles in. Stopped in Franklin, NC. Have met some great people, suffered a below freezing night last night and lots of rain, but some great sunshine...

Apr 5, 2018 : Dan and Stacey
Orlando Gets a Trail Name, and Gets Lost

Orlando Gets a Trail Name, and Gets Lost

Let's get this out of the way right up front. On my second day hiking the Appalachian Trail I got lost. That's right - even before arriving at Springer Mountain...

Apr 3, 2018 : Barb Abney
And We’re Off

And We’re Off

Well that was a wild ride. Pops and I just finished a 15.4-mile day, capping off a three-day, 38.8-mile journey. It was a lot. It may have been a bit...

Apr 3, 2018 : Christopher Keys
North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

I walked around the curving bend that snuck over the side of a mountain to see my AT partner, Lindsey (trail name: Dorothy), waiting for me at the North Carolina...

Apr 2, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Finding My Stride, and Trail Name, on the Appalachian Trail

Finding My Stride, and Trail Name, on the Appalachian Trail

Days 11-17: Dicks Creek Gap to Fontana Dam, AT miles 69.0 - 165.5 After four zeros and 2,200 miles of driving I was more than ready to resume my hike....

Mar 31, 2018 : Pete Bromen
The Eight Stages of Planning a Thru-Hike

The Eight Stages of Planning a Thru-Hike

“Hey, wanna hike the AT?” was a question I had a very quick answer for. It was right around seven months ago that a friend from high school asked me...

Mar 22, 2018 : Jenna Petersen