appalachian trail 2015

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
Coco and Magnus — Days 173 through 177 — Two Inches, Puns, and Trick Bagels

Coco and Magnus — Days 173 through 177 — Two Inches, Puns, and Trick Bagels

#tbt to my 2015 Appalachian Thru-Hike... 8/27 Thursday - Day 173 * 95% of the Appalachian Trail completed. By the end of day, 99.4 miles to go. * Since Magnus and...

Jan 21, 2016 : Courtney
Coco and Magnus — Days 167 through  172  — 2K Miles, Manatees, and Monson

Coco and Magnus — Days 167 through 172 — 2K Miles, Manatees, and Monson

Hi! Yes, I finished hiking the trail in September. No, I haven't finished blogging. Getting there. 8/21 Friday - Day 167 * 2,000 miles! Two thousand miles. One thousand miles...

Jan 13, 2016 : Courtney
The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail

The Top Sleeping Bags on the Appalachian Trail

When I bought a sleeping bag for my thru-hike, I was incredibly overwhelmed. Synthetic fill is more water resistant, but natural down is more lightweight and compresses to a smaller...

Jan 6, 2016 : Mariposa
From the Ground to the Trees: Transitioning From a Tent to a Hammock

From the Ground to the Trees: Transitioning From a Tent to a Hammock

The tent is going into the closet, and you're purchasing a new hammock! However, transitioning from a tent to a hammock may not be so straightforward.

Dec 19, 2015 : Kyle O'Grady
Why Relationships are Easier on the AT

Why Relationships are Easier on the AT

If I had a dollar for every time a well-meaning individual gazed at Rocky and I, saying: “If you two survived the Appalachian Trail, you can survive anything together,” I would...

Dec 6, 2015 : Maggie Slepian
Coco and Magnus — Days 160 through 166 — Croutons, Creeping Snowberries, and Campfire Songs

Coco and Magnus — Days 160 through 166 — Croutons, Creeping Snowberries, and Campfire Songs

8/14 Friday -- Day 160 * Serious day that began with the Mahoosuc Notch. This famed area is a mile of trail known as the most challenging on the entire Appalachian Trail....

Dec 2, 2015 : Courtney
From One Trail to the Next…

From One Trail to the Next…

The time between, what to do? After completing the AT, I’ve had a lot of support from friends & family congratulating me on my thruhike along with the work I’ve been...

Dec 2, 2015 : Nick Clicks
Northern New Hampshire

Northern New Hampshire

Here's the next installment.  I've started back to work, so my free time has dried up some, but I am still working at getting caught up on my thru hike...

Nov 26, 2015 : Scribe