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Steph’s AT Hike, Days 21-25: Near Fontana Dam to Bluff Mtn

Steph’s AT Hike, Days 21-25: Near Fontana Dam to Bluff Mtn

Day 21 Near Walker Gap to Fontana Village 5.2 miles Due to my big mileage the day before, today was a shorter hiking day for me. The AT in this...

May 11, 2019 : Steph D
AT Mile 275: Great Smoky Mountain Adventures

AT Mile 275: Great Smoky Mountain Adventures

After hiking through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I finally understand why they call it Great. The Smokies are a force of nature. Fontana Dam to Newport Gap The past...

Apr 27, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson
Steph’s AT Hike Days 5-8: From Woody Gap to Hiawassee, GA

Steph’s AT Hike Days 5-8: From Woody Gap to Hiawassee, GA

Day Five: Woody Gap to Neel Gap to Tesnatee Gap, 16.4 Miles I awoke early today in anticipation of going up Blood Mountain. I hired a friendly dude named Bret “Suches”...

Apr 19, 2019 : Steph D
Steph’s AT Hike, Days Two to Four: Rain, Hail, Critters

Steph’s AT Hike, Days Two to Four: Rain, Hail, Critters

Day Two: Springer Mountain Shelter to Hawk Mountain Shelter, Eight Miles After the previous night’s storms, we woke up to a damp, misty morning at Springer Mountain Shelter. Breakfast was...

Apr 13, 2019 : Steph D
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
Michael’s Hike: FAQ for Friends and Family

Michael’s Hike: FAQ for Friends and Family

Hi all! I'm roughly two weeks away from the genesis of my northbound venture on the Appalachian Trail (or AT for those in the know). I've told family and friends,...

Mar 31, 2019 : Michael Lang
Things (Mostly Animals) I Hope to See While Hiking

Things (Mostly Animals) I Hope to See While Hiking

Appalachia and the Appalachian Mountains host some of the most interesting ecology and geology in the United States. Here I highlight five awesome things I hope to find/see/take a photo...

Mar 31, 2019 : Michael Lang
The Hike Before the Hike: The Journey to Springer

The Hike Before the Hike: The Journey to Springer

With only one week until I set foot on the Appalachian Trail it is fair to say that I have had months to prepare. At times I do feel well...

Mar 24, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Final Reflections Before the Appalachian Trail

Final Reflections Before the Appalachian Trail

The time has come, and today is the day. My parents and best friend camped at Amicalola with Isaac and me last night, so as I write this I'm about...

Mar 24, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson