a walk in the woods

Cornbread, Fried Chicken, & Sweet Tea

Cornbread, Fried Chicken, & Sweet Tea

Stand on Springer Mountain and head north. That’s the chosen path of a NOBO, or northbound, thru-hiker. However, if you were to stand on Springer Mountain and wander south you...

Nov 28, 2015 : Jacqui Reed
Seven Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Guns and Bears

Seven Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Guns and Bears

Weeks ago I had suggested to some hiker friends that I might write a blog weighing in on discussions from social media regarding the Scott Jurek controversy. But today I'm...

Sep 10, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
What “A Walk in the Woods” Gets Wrong About Thru-Hiking and the Appalachian Trail

What “A Walk in the Woods” Gets Wrong About Thru-Hiking and the Appalachian Trail

After years of delays, the film version of Bill Bryson’s bestselling 1998 novel has finally crawled into theaters, providing millions of moviegoers the opportunity to see the grandeur of the

Sep 4, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
Trailpocalypse 2016: The End of the Trail As We Know It?

Trailpocalypse 2016: The End of the Trail As We Know It?

Avast ye hikers!  Broadly speaking, you’re one of four kinds of people. Either you: a) are already deeply ingrained in the hiking culture, as a sectioner, former thru-hiker, or a

Jun 4, 2015 : Poncho
The Five – No, Six – Questions This (Hopeful) Thru Hiker is Already Tired of Hearing

The Five – No, Six – Questions This (Hopeful) Thru Hiker is Already Tired of Hearing

I have already heard these questions 100 times or more. It's easy to forget that while I have been "all AT, all the time" for the past year or more,...

Dec 31, 2014 : Kate Spillane Balano
A Long Distance Backpacker’s Book Review of “Wild”

A Long Distance Backpacker’s Book Review of “Wild”

Well, I finally did it. I found a used copy of Cheryl Strayed’s book Wild and A Walk In The Woods, but has not yet read them, I say go...

Jul 18, 2014 : Caitlyn Cleary