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Why I Don’t Know Why I’m Hiking the AT

Why I Don’t Know Why I’m Hiking the AT

Some people have a good reason for hiking the AT. I don’t. And that’s alright with me.

Apr 7, 2019 : Will Krakow
How to Prevent and Treat 7 Common Thru-Hiking Foot Problems

How to Prevent and Treat 7 Common Thru-Hiking Foot Problems

Have you ever noticed that thru-hikers have an awful lot in common with zombies? Both are prone to shuffling glassy-eyed through the woods at strange hours. Both have large appetites

Apr 3, 2019 : Kelly Floro
My First Blog Post: A Day in the Life I Have yet to Live

My First Blog Post: A Day in the Life I Have yet to Live

Done with the worrying, on to the dreaming. My first blog post. I'm a little tired of obsessing over gear and food and logistics. I'm a little tired of the...

Feb 25, 2019 : Laurenz Amadeus
Resupply Strategy on the Continental Divide Trail

Resupply Strategy on the Continental Divide Trail

Salt Lake City, Feb. 8, 2019: How do you get food over a distance of 3,000 miles? In this post I provide a brief summary of what you have to...

Feb 9, 2019 : Caroline "Earthcake"
The Impractical Practical Guide to Thru-Hike Preparations

The Impractical Practical Guide to Thru-Hike Preparations

Your ten-pound base gear is packed, abs are ripped, and your bank account balance is your best friend. Even if the stars aligned and all these fantasies were reality, the...

Jan 25, 2019 : Jacob Woods
Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Over 2,190 miles of coiled roots, sharp rocks, loose gravel, thick mud, slick leaves, snow past my knees, sheets of ice, wobbly wooden boards, river fords, and seemingly never-ending climbs...

Dec 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Chinook Trail – Mount Hood to the End in Portland, OR

Chinook Trail – Mount Hood to the End in Portland, OR

The ALDHA-West Gathering was a blast---met lots of great people, ate a bunch of delicious food, and was inspired by the stories of all of the thru-hikers in attendance. However,...

Nov 16, 2018 : Sean Berry
What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Traveling

What Thru-Hiking Has Taught Me About Traveling

I took away a lot of things from my 2016 thru-hike. I have lifelong friends, amazing pictures, an even greater appreciation for the outdoors, and I acquired many life skills...

Oct 13, 2018 : Shay Hunter
ATTN Podcast: Trail Stories Worth Attention

ATTN Podcast: Trail Stories Worth Attention

This podcast explores themes that identify the Appalachian Trail (AT) as a form of economic development. The AT not only fuels the desires of those who tackle the trek, but...

Oct 1, 2018 : Kayla Carter
When a Thru-Hiker Meets a Hurricane

When a Thru-Hiker Meets a Hurricane

As I was on trail for a consecutive 74 days, it's been hard coming to terms with getting off trail. I was with Dreamer and Sun Chaser when we got...

Sep 17, 2018 : Jenni Thompson