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Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

The AT criss crosses the NC/TN border for miiiiilessssss. And ya know, the days are flying by out here. It’s weird, collectively they are flying by, but the days themselves...

Jun 4, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Happy Gnomads Hiker Hostel: A Review

Happy Gnomads Hiker Hostel: A Review

Run by thru hikers Jumanji and Sunshine, Happy Gnomads is a place for thru hikers, by thru hikers.

Mar 30, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Neels Gap to Franklin

Neels Gap to Franklin

Well, I made it farther than 25 percent of hikers! After passing through Mountain Crossings without giving my shoes up to the shoe tree, I have now made it past...

Mar 15, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Amicalola to Neels Gap

Amicalola to Neels Gap

And so the journey begins on a rainy day in North Georgia as we drive into Amicalola Falls State Park to begin my thru hike of the Appalachian trail. After...

Mar 4, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

This post details why I chose to go with a hammock over a tent and will address some of the drawbacks of my choice. If you're interested in using a...

Jan 7, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Gear – All the Small Things

Gear – All the Small Things

All these things are just as integral to getting me to Katahdin as my pack or my hammock. Each piece will have its part to play.

Dec 29, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
My First Backpacking Trip

My First Backpacking Trip

A story of my first backpacking trip and what I can take away from it for my thru hike.

Dec 25, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
The Process of Postponing a Dream

The Process of Postponing a Dream

Unless you've been living under a rock or have the hiking style of Grandma Gatewood, you've no doubt noticed that many hikers are lamenting having to postpone their thru-hikes as...

Mar 21, 2020 : Zach Terpstra
Adventure On: Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Setbacks on Trail

Adventure On: Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Setbacks on Trail

I’ve been on the grid, but unplugged for the past 2.5 months. In December, I had to step away from the Appalachian Trail and pause my thru-hike due to circumstances...

Feb 28, 2020 : Allison Olson
The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

The Lazy Way to PCT Prep

I watched him pull up a colorful circle graph with a optimistic charm of who he believed he was addressing. Point by point he delightfully shared each item portrayed, weighed...

Feb 2, 2020 : Kaitlin Musser