Appalachian Trail Blog

Days 42 to 49 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

Days 42 to 49 of my 2023 AT Nobo Thru-Hike

As a foreword, I wrote all of these journal entries at the time they took place on trail, but I fell behind on keeping up with the blog. The date...

Aug 18, 2023 : Ryan Gallagher
A New Hampshire Search and Rescue

A New Hampshire Search and Rescue

Imagine hiking through some of the craziest weather in history in the New England States with record-breaking rainfalls and flooding on the Appalachian Trail. Then, meeting new faces along the...

Aug 18, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
Virginia: Bamboozling and Confusing.

Virginia: Bamboozling and Confusing.

  Day 62/63 Too many miles into town and zero day!!! I do not have much to report on the zero day, we had a lot of chores to get...

Jun 16, 2023 : Guinevere Drabik
Pinch Me, I’m In New Hampshire!

Pinch Me, I’m In New Hampshire!

Crossing Over the Connecticut River into New Hampshire I’m sitting in our travel trailer along the Connecticut River as I write this. My husband has rejoined moving northbound every 100...

Jun 13, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
A Love Letter To Pennsylvania

A Love Letter To Pennsylvania

Yes, You Read That Right - I Loved Pennsylvania! It has been entirely too long since I've posted an update. With each passing day, the miles left behind seem unimaginable. Yet,...

Jun 3, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
Mom & Daughter Team NOBO to Katahdin

Mom & Daughter Team NOBO to Katahdin

Hello Friends, I let Shenandoah and miles 400 - 500 slip by without writing a post, but for good reason! My 23-year-old daughter, Chloe, decided to join me full-time on...

Apr 25, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
Rough AT Reentry, New PCT Start

Rough AT Reentry, New PCT Start

What happened? I stopped writing for the most part. Somewhere in the White Mountains. I shifted, immersed, experienced, delighted. Self sabotaged. On returning home from the Appalachian Trail in

Apr 7, 2023 : Wendy Boller
Being Present…

Being Present…

A Disclaimer… This entry is short and sweet. I want to keep you up to date as much as possible. My first ten days on the AT were with friends,...

Apr 6, 2023 : DaddyLongTrails
Lucky Penny’s AT 2023 Thru-Hike [Day Zero – Day 5]

Lucky Penny’s AT 2023 Thru-Hike [Day Zero – Day 5]

Lucky Penny's Appalachian Trail Flip-Flop Thru-Hike Day Zero - Day 5 There I was, riding shotgun in my husband's Ford pickup truck, rolling down interstate 40 to 81 from Asheville...

Mar 2, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
Those final moments before your dream thru-hike on the AT begins!

Those final moments before your dream thru-hike on the AT begins!

Am I really thru-hiking the AT in a few days? I awoke in an instant, fully alert, adrenaline pumping, eyes wide open, and my mind, racing like an Olympic sprinter! ...

Feb 18, 2023 : Jeffrey Siegel