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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
Episode 18: Family Hiking with Shoe Expert Damien Tougas (aka “Toe Salad”)

Episode 18: Family Hiking with Shoe Expert Damien Tougas (aka “Toe Salad”)

Maybe you've wondered, "What's the deal with those 'five finger shoes'?" (And shouldn't they be "five toe shoes"?) Or perhaps you're curious about minimalist footwear. You're in luck hikers! This

Oct 3, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Rocksylvania, you're more like Rainsylvania. Pennsylvania had been looming in the future of this historic trail, having a reputation for being the most challenging state for many reasons. As

Aug 6, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Applying Trail Phrases to Life in NYC

Applying Trail Phrases to Life in NYC

I was sitting on the couch in my Brooklyn apartment on Saturday morning, sipping coffee from my favorite mug. I admired it’s speckled glaze and exposed clay surface. The colors...

Jul 16, 2018 : Lauren Hafley
You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

"You're going by yourself?" That was the question I got most frequently when I began telling people I was going to hike the Appalachian Trail. I had a multitude of...

Jul 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Pox & Puss Episode #66 – Trail Days 2016 Samsquatch

Pox & Puss Episode #66 – Trail Days 2016 Samsquatch

 This is a warts-and-all episode. People have been asking us to just release the 2016 Trail Days as-is…so here’s part one of six (or seven?) with minimal editing. Every...

Mar 13, 2018 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Giggles’ Gear Modifications and Tips for a Thru-Hike That Starts Tomorrow or Is Still in Your Dreams

Giggles’ Gear Modifications and Tips for a Thru-Hike That Starts Tomorrow or Is Still in Your Dreams

Everyone has their own way of doing things on a thru-hike, whether it is how they attach their umbrella to their pack, when they take a break for dinner, or...

Mar 7, 2018 : Danielle OFarrell
We Heard the Call, We Answered… Now What?

We Heard the Call, We Answered… Now What?

There is a particular day in every aspiring thru-hiker's life where we suddenly heard the call of the wild, or for me in particular, Katahdin's beautiful voice in my dreams....

Mar 5, 2018 : Ashley Hill
Stories From the Trail Episode 5: Getting Geared Up

Stories From the Trail Episode 5: Getting Geared Up

Another episode is out! In preparation for his first overnight hike, Daniel calls into the show from REI. If you've ever wanted to virtually help a new hiker select their...

Feb 25, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Making The Most Of Your Pre-Hike Hype

Making The Most Of Your Pre-Hike Hype

There's still time before we take the first of over four million steps it'll take to cover the Appalachian Trail, but mentally, Forum It's great to get whatever perspectives you can from...

Jan 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler