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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
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
Overcoming Physical Setbacks

Overcoming Physical Setbacks

I have always been an athletic person, ready for whatever activity comes my way. So when I broke my femur at age 28 during a trail race in October, well,...

Apr 26, 2019 : Craig Uhler
Steph’s AT Hike: Days Nine to 13

Steph’s AT Hike: Days Nine to 13

Day Nine: Unicoi Gap to Deep Gap Shelter, 13 Miles I got an early shuttle out of Hiawassee with three other hikers. We were dropped off at Unicoi Gap, where...

Apr 25, 2019 : Steph D
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
AT Mile 165: Accomplishments and a Weekend at Home

AT Mile 165: Accomplishments and a Weekend at Home

It’s been exactly three weeks since I started my thru-hike, and I still wake up every day feelinglike  the luckiest human on the planet. Though I’m less than 10% done...

Apr 14, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles

Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles

The Lead-Up to the Start My dad kindly drove me to Heathrow Airport at 5 a.m. for my 8:25 flight. I was concerned that the airline may question my carry-on...

Apr 10, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
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
Preparing for My Journey on the Appalachian Trail: Part I

Preparing for My Journey on the Appalachian Trail: Part I

One week from today I will embark upon the journey of a lifetime---backpacking the Appalachian Trail. This crazy adventure will begin at Amicalola State Park in northern Georgia. Here I...

Mar 31, 2019 : Steph D