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The Plans Changed a Little and I Almost Got Off Trail, But We’re Still Trekkin

The Plans Changed a Little and I Almost Got Off Trail, But We’re Still Trekkin

I’ve hiked 70 miles in 7 days, but only about 15 of those were with Ollie! My first night on trail was pretty brutal for me mentally, and almost made...

Apr 8, 2021 : Meghan Ramsey
AT Thru-Hiker’s “Hot or Not” List After One Week on Trail

AT Thru-Hiker’s “Hot or Not” List After One Week on Trail

I've officially been hiking north from Springer Mountain towards Maine for one week. Below are my takes on what's "Hot or Not" from my first seven days as a thru-hiker...

Apr 7, 2021 : Lyla Harrod
Second Week Becomes First Week

Second Week Becomes First Week

  Suches Life... such is life. “Accept where I am and go from there.” Before I started this trek, I thought I already knew myself deeply. I knew that I...

Apr 2, 2021 : Darlene M
Appalachian Trail Gear Shakedown for 2021 Thru-hike

Appalachian Trail Gear Shakedown for 2021 Thru-hike

I am counting the days to my departure date, which is now March 26. Therefore, I did a final gear shakedown for my 2021 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I have all...

Mar 11, 2021 : Darlene M
Appalachian Trail Gear Review for 2021 Thru-hike

Appalachian Trail Gear Review for 2021 Thru-hike

Most of my gear to be consolidated into the red pack. Gear Review for 2021 With all the gear I have accumulated over the last nine months, it made sense...

Jan 24, 2021 : Darlene M
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