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The Barefoot Hiker Begins His AT Thru-Hike

The Barefoot Hiker Begins His AT Thru-Hike

Hi, folks. It's the Barefoot Hiker. I wanted to update folks on the craziness of this last week. I am finally on the trail.     Getting Started On March...

Apr 5, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s In a Name? (Part 2) How They Earned Their Trail Names

  Hi, everyone. Due to the outpouring of new stories and feedback from the community, I have gone ahead and included as many more fun and interesting trail name stories in...

Mar 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

Many hikers earn unique trail names while hiking. These can be funny names; Bear for having a loud snore or hearty appetite. Others stick when a person does something quirky or...

Mar 20, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Trail Craft with Toddlers- OHT Thru Hike 2017

Trail Craft with Toddlers- OHT Thru Hike 2017

Toy dinosaurs don’t fit under the category of lightweight backpacking, but the Broach family has adjusted. My (hopeful) aspirations of a CDT conquest have been shuffled to the back burner...

Mar 17, 2017 : Rosemary Broach
And On the Third Day, She Rose The Wrong Way

And On the Third Day, She Rose The Wrong Way

Mar 17, 2017 : Elizabeth Connolly
Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

Truck Bed Diaries: 6 Tips for Successful Hitching

When I first started doing research, reading about the trail and talking to experienced hikers about the trail, the subject of hitchhiking seemed to come up a lot. And I...

Feb 12, 2017 : The Stones
Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

Retrospective Update From the CDT: Idaho, Montana, and CANADA

(This is the final installment of my retrospective updates of my 2016 thru-hike of the Continental Divide Trail. Click here, THEM PAWS! Finally, I gotto see my first grizzly bears!...

Jan 7, 2017 : Katie Brown
Unconventional Wisdom:  Is a Flip-Flop Hike Right For You?

Unconventional Wisdom: Is a Flip-Flop Hike Right For You?

Unconventional Is My Middle Name For a long time, I’ve been convinced that the only way to hike the AT is to start on Springer Mountain and end on Katahdin.  I...

Jan 1, 2017 : Deane Giordano
The Last Strech

The Last Strech

Leaving Town It was hard leaving a warm room in the morning in Port Clinton.  Once I left the hotel I was soon pulling off layers in order to climb...

Nov 17, 2016 : Hillary
Top 10 Hiker Trash Characteristics

Top 10 Hiker Trash Characteristics

Thru hikers often refer to each other as "HikerTrash" as a term of endearment. This is not exclusive to only the A.T., as every long distance trail embraces the strange...

Aug 1, 2016 : The Stones