Appalachian Trail 2016

Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Who wants some birthday cake? (If you’re currently hiking a trail, that’s a definite yes). This year, 2018, is the 50th birthday of the national scenic trails. This special designation...

May 13, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

Made to be Broken: the Karl Meltzer Story

Edit 6/25: Made to be Broken is now Most adorable press packet I've ever received? That would be the one with a USB stick made out of an actual stick....

Apr 13, 2017 : Maggie Wallace
Our Thru Hike: By the Numbers

Our Thru Hike: By the Numbers

Hello Friends! Since we are no longer walking day in and day out, I have a little more time to write blog posts! I've been thinking about what kind of...

Sep 12, 2016 : The Stones
1300 Miles: Well That Was Fun.

1300 Miles: Well That Was Fun.

I allowed Maine to betray me. Summiting mountain peaks weren't stirring my soul, it was the mirrored sunsets of unbroken waters on a breathless lake, the haunting call of loons,...

Sep 1, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
1100 Miles: Maine. Mahoosuc Notch. Moose.

1100 Miles: Maine. Mahoosuc Notch. Moose.

As I approach the 100-mile wilderness, the number of SOBOs is lessening—and those I do pass appear to be struggling—after all it is their first 100 miles. Unlike my own...

Aug 13, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Tennessee: Beautiful Waterfalls, Bad Weather, Abundant Trail Magic 

Tennessee: Beautiful Waterfalls, Bad Weather, Abundant Trail Magic 

It's been a while since our last blog post, and it feels like a lifetime since we left Hot Springs. We are now at mile 468, which means we covered...

May 15, 2016 : The Stones
Jumping onto the AT @ ROCKFISH GAP

Jumping onto the AT @ ROCKFISH GAP

It is hard to argue that the Shenandoah National Park offers one of the most scenic and breathtaking views of most all of the Appalachian Trail. This morning was no...

May 11, 2016 : Mike Paschal
Bronchitis. Bear. Shenandoah Burning: The First Flipping 100 Miles

Bronchitis. Bear. Shenandoah Burning: The First Flipping 100 Miles

A flip flop beginning at this point, at this time, has given me a time to hang out a little longer with my husband, get my trail legs and enjoy...

May 1, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
How to Survive an Encounter With A Wild Thru Hiker

How to Survive an Encounter With A Wild Thru Hiker

Should you choose to stay in the vicinity and enjoy your own lunch, be mindful that the thru hiker may look up with glassy wistful eyes and begin drooling when...

Apr 30, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
All My Gear is Blue and Other Thoughts While Packing for My Hike

All My Gear is Blue and Other Thoughts While Packing for My Hike

I'm less than two weeks out from hitting the trail. And as I've been gathering my gear, one thing has become quite evident to me. Let's see if you notice...

Mar 6, 2016 : Molly Bybee