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The AT Experience

The AT Experience

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL LENGTH DOCUMENTARY In 2014 I was working at a hospital in Key West Florida witnessing people dying on a regular basis. It made me...

Feb 16, 2017 : Reptar
How to Lessen Your Chance of Death During the Final Summit

How to Lessen Your Chance of Death During the Final Summit

With October rapidly approaching, and the last of the NOBOS making their way to Baxter State Park (well… hopefully - I do recall a few stragglers last year), I feel personally...

Sep 27, 2016 : Christina
The Most Viable Types of Camp Shoes: Crocs, Flip Flops, and More

The Most Viable Types of Camp Shoes: Crocs, Flip Flops, and More

It's the end of a long day on the trail; you've put in many miles, and your body is tired and sore. Your legs feel every inch of elevation you climbed...

May 13, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
Thru Hike Story Time

Thru Hike Story Time

The entertainment of choice for Backtrack’s birthday was a storm brewing in the distance. The clouds were full of lightning and along with Michelangelo and Finch we sat watching with...

Apr 5, 2016 : Sara Douma
Listening

Listening

Orange light illuminated the green tarp of my tiny, Easton tent. My mom and I unpacked ourselves from the sardine position and situated ourselves for a toasty breakfast in bed....

Mar 24, 2016 : Captain Planet
The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

The Advantages of Trekking Poles 101

Since the beginning of mankind, humans have been known to use forms of hand-held stabilization when travelling on foot over difficult terrain (the most common form being a contraption known

Mar 19, 2016 : Kyle O'Grady
Health and Body: 5 Rarely Discussed Realities of Thru-Hiking the AT

Health and Body: 5 Rarely Discussed Realities of Thru-Hiking the AT

Hiking is hard on the body. As a thru-hiker, you start this journey with the expectation of blisters, sore muscles, and fatigue. But are you aware of some of the other...

Mar 14, 2016 : Glacier-Swiss
Go Forth and Break Wide Open

Go Forth and Break Wide Open

A year ago today, it was a rainy morning in Georgia. I was sitting quietly and nervously in the white Hiker Hostel van as it followed the winding roads towards...

Mar 10, 2016 : Elise Mann
A Different Kind of Trail Magic – A Fairytale Awaits.

A Different Kind of Trail Magic – A Fairytale Awaits.

Around this time last year - after all the gear had been bought, and all the logistics had been organized (or so I thought), I began to mentally prepare myself...

Mar 3, 2016 : Christina
How to Save Money DURING Your Thru-Hike

How to Save Money DURING Your Thru-Hike

We’ve published a lot of posts on AppTrials about how to save money before your hike. It's true that starting with a Ziploc full of $$$ is a great safety...

Feb 27, 2016 : Maggie Slepian