Appalachian Trail 2017

One Last Milestone Before The Finish

One Last Milestone Before The Finish

For northbound thru-hikers (NoBos) starting in Georgia, the 2000-mile milestone marker materializes within a relatively flat forested section of the Appalachian Trail, just before reaching the town

Jul 7, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

Some of you may recall the 1974 book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig. If not, the play on my title...

Jun 25, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Living A Sheltered Life

Living A Sheltered Life

Even though my featured photo is cropping to look like "600," thus far I have now hiked 1600 miles of the Appalachian Trail. However, this post has little to say...

Jun 1, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Only Three More Days

Only Three More Days

Three days from now I will summit Katahdin again. This time I will take Hunt Trail (the Appalachian Trail in Baxter State Park). The following day, I will head south to...

May 29, 2017 : Tom Abel
Momma told me there’d be days like this: Week 3 in Pennsylvania

Momma told me there’d be days like this: Week 3 in Pennsylvania

Let's just lay it out right up front. Everything you ever heard about the AT in Pennsylvania is true: 1) The rocks are ankle-twisting, knee-blowing, jagged, and apparently spaced in...

Apr 20, 2017 : Linda Vance
Gear Galore

Gear Galore

If at first you buy the wrong gear, research and research some more. The first thing I wanted to do when I decided I was going to hike the AT...

Feb 27, 2017 : Jennifer Giddens
Three Days to Go- Our Team is Ready for Launch

Three Days to Go- Our Team is Ready for Launch

Living Our Dream In just 3 days we will be stepping through the arch on the approach trail...OMG, it's really going to happen! As a boy, I had dreams of...

Feb 23, 2017 : Steve and Ivetta Severance
Sittin’ on G waitin’ on O

Sittin’ on G waitin’ on O

Well, the last few months have been chaos for my wife and I, but I figured this post was past due and I needed to carve out some time to...

Feb 2, 2017 : Justin and Wella Jay
Hurry Up March, Waiting Is Overrated

Hurry Up March, Waiting Is Overrated

I first decided to attempt a 2017 thru-hike of the AT in March of this year. I brought this idea to my best friend, Sarah, who at first thought I...

Aug 23, 2016 : Danielle
No Introduction, No Thru-Hike

No Introduction, No Thru-Hike

I guess I better introduce myself so I can do this thru-hike. Is that how it works? My name is Scott Farley and I am a thru-hiker class of 2017....

Jul 19, 2016 : Scott Farley