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Ever Wonder What Its Like To Live In A Trail Town?

Ever Wonder What Its Like To Live In A Trail Town?

As the warm, busy summer days get shorter, the hikers become less. The town quiets, but people still come around, because there’s still beauty to see. One thing that caught...

Dec 1, 2022 : Josh Widdowfield
The Power Of The Mind

The Power Of The Mind

The problem, is that it might not go away. Instead, you learn how to manage it. Eventually you learn how strong you really are.

Nov 16, 2022 : Josh Widdowfield
Who Have I Become?

Who Have I Become?

Who Have I Become? A Concluding Synopsis Post Appalachian Trail That's a great question. The answer is colorful and convoluted and anyone that has accomplished the great task of a...

Oct 17, 2022 : Anna Hamrick
15 All-Too Common Beginner Backpacking Mistakes

15 All-Too Common Beginner Backpacking Mistakes

We all start somewhere. We all begin as beginners, as novices. And even for experienced hikers, new gear constantly demands we play catch-up. An experienced backpacker in the early ‘90s...

Aug 4, 2022 : Madison Dragna
If I Could Plan Again

If I Could Plan Again

A change in planning strategy for the Appalachian Trail

Jun 15, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Two Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

Two Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

135 miles on the Appalachian Trail There have been trials and a lot of misdirection. Even though there are blazes all over the place I still sometimes get confused. The...

Jun 15, 2022 : Brit
How To Plan an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike as a Canadian

How To Plan an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike as a Canadian

Top down planning First thing is first, you have to determine how you're going to plan this thing. In my opinion, top down is the only way to approach it....

Apr 20, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Managing Others + Self

Managing Others + Self

“You’ll get homesick.” “You can’t do this alone.” “You’re a vulnerable woman.” “You’re avoiding the real world.” “You’re not an experienced backpacker.” Manifesting the worries of others and

Mar 21, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Don’t Be an A**hole and Other Helpful Hostel Tips

Don’t Be an A**hole and Other Helpful Hostel Tips

Towns along these trails offer amenities and supplies to hoards of footsore and funky-smelling folk that wander through. Hostels are a key part of this infrastructure. For those unfamiliar, hostels

Feb 1, 2022 : Jake Arens
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