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Getting Present Before Hitting the Appalachian Trail in 2021

Getting Present Before Hitting the Appalachian Trail in 2021

There are many ways to get present before hitting the Appalachian Trail in 2021. Life gets crazy sometimes and that craziness manifested in full force with the year 2020. Layoffs,...

Dec 30, 2020 : Darlene M
My Five Favorite Hiking Foods That I Eat Every Day

My Five Favorite Hiking Foods That I Eat Every Day

Walking in nature makes us feel all kinds of things. Nostalgic, grateful, and mostly, hungry. I used to eat granola bars once in a while when I worked at the...

Dec 20, 2020 : Darlene M
Prepping the Pup

Prepping the Pup

Now that you know all about Tate, aka Baked Potato, it’s time to fill you in on the tips of prepping this eight-month-old for his thru-hike. Training The original thought...

Dec 17, 2020 : Sarah Caldwell
Getting Honest About My Motives Helps Me With My Hiking

Getting Honest About My Motives Helps Me With My Hiking

Hawk by D McGarrity Getting honest about my motives helps me with hiking and peace of mind. And it can help you with yours, too. However, getting honest about my...

Dec 15, 2020 : Darlene M
Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Ten Main Items for a Northbound Thru-hike in 2021

Image: riyan_hidayart When I first started hiking, I had no idea I'd be attempting a successful northbound thru-hike in 2021. There was also little indication that my gear list items...

Dec 13, 2020 : Darlene M
Introducing Pearwood on the AT

Introducing Pearwood on the AT

Who am I? I am a photographer, walker, and sometime paddler, a theologically-educated geek living in Rochester, NY. Once upon a time I was an Army helicopter jockey in Alaska....

Nov 30, 2020 : pearwood