Appalachian Trail Blog

Day 21….Ending the Day Early Because I Can

Day 21….Ending the Day Early Because I Can

I might be getting my trail legs. Today I hiked almost 14 miles and had my camp set up by 3pm. Up until today, a 14 mile day meant dragging...

May 16, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Porcupines, Cookies, and Other Unexpected Adventures

Porcupines, Cookies, and Other Unexpected Adventures

I mentioned in my last post that on the  Appalachian Trail nothing seems to go as planned. Every week is full of surprises -- some funny, some wonderful, and some...

May 15, 2017 : Gail Barrett
The Next Few Days…Falling into the Deliverance Trap

The Next Few Days…Falling into the Deliverance Trap

Time is doing weird things out here. One thing I've noticed out here on the trail is that time both flies and stands still at the same time.  I'm zeroing...

May 8, 2017 : Deane Giordano
The Barefoot Hiker Begins His AT Thru-Hike

The Barefoot Hiker Begins His AT Thru-Hike

Hi, folks. It's the Barefoot Hiker. I wanted to update folks on the craziness of this last week. I am finally on the trail.     Getting Started On March...

Apr 5, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Hello, My Name is Stubbs and I’m a Trail-oholic

Hello, My Name is Stubbs and I’m a Trail-oholic

The time keeping me from returning back to the trail is almost out, so I thought I’d share a bit about myself before I start this incredible journey all over...

Mar 14, 2017 : Stubbs
SO MOM, GUESS WHAT I WANT TO DO AFTER COLLEGE?

SO MOM, GUESS WHAT I WANT TO DO AFTER COLLEGE?

Those intriguing words strung together in an unassuming nonchalant conversation belied an answer I would not have dreamed of. After all, four years of college tuition to prepare a young...

Mar 2, 2017 : Kate Stillwell
Making Peace with the Damn Bear Bag–the Gift of Solo Hiking

Making Peace with the Damn Bear Bag–the Gift of Solo Hiking

Erring towards the woo Full disclosure, I’m from Asheville. I’m a 53 year old woman. I’ve got essential oils and Wild and White Blazing, created by Carla  “Zipper” Robertson who is a...

Mar 1, 2017 : Deane Giordano
On Letting Go

On Letting Go

I believe I've always hated it, the act of going to town. The incessant noise. The smoky smell of exhaust. And why is everyone in such a hurry? The vacant...

Feb 27, 2017 : Ashley Hill
Wild & White Blazing…An Online Course for Lady Thru-Hikers

Wild & White Blazing…An Online Course for Lady Thru-Hikers

Going All in with the Learning When I decide to do something, like hike the AT, I go (mostly) all in with the research. I’m a Shug Emery doing the...

Feb 21, 2017 : Deane Giordano
AT Hiking and Cell Service: Pay-as-you-go cell phones

AT Hiking and Cell Service: Pay-as-you-go cell phones

On the trail, cell phones come in handy. They can be used to stay in touch with other hikers, to make calls to family and friends, putting in reservations at...

Feb 20, 2017 : Aubri Drake