Appalachian Trail Blog

Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

The AT criss crosses the NC/TN border for miiiiilessssss. And ya know, the days are flying by out here. It’s weird, collectively they are flying by, but the days themselves...

Jun 4, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Hi…My name is Zipsss!

Hi…My name is Zipsss!

Trail names are a thing. You meet so many people hiking, the nicknames are super helpful...I can remember those, but real names are a struggle. I’ve had three names in...

May 22, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Lessons Learned: Early Days on Trail

Lessons Learned: Early Days on Trail

How it’s been going so far: It’s only been a couple weeks and I’ve learned so much already. It’s been a process of hiking, camping and fine tuning all the things...like...

May 20, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Shitty Air Pad 1, Steve 0

Shitty Air Pad 1, Steve 0

Shakeout lessons learned…the good, the bad, and the ugly! As a last tune-up before my NOBO attempt, I went on a shakeout hike of the AT last week in New...

Apr 13, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Everything I’ll Admit to Bringing on my AT Thru-Hike

Everything I’ll Admit to Bringing on my AT Thru-Hike

WARNING: Gear post in 3, 2, 1… Here's everything I’ll admit to bringing for my 2021 thru-hike of the AT I’ll start with an apology of sorts. I really meant...

Apr 1, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Neels Gap to Franklin

Neels Gap to Franklin

Well, I made it farther than 25 percent of hikers! After passing through Mountain Crossings without giving my shoes up to the shoe tree, I have now made it past...

Mar 15, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Amicalola to Neels Gap

Amicalola to Neels Gap

And so the journey begins on a rainy day in North Georgia as we drive into Amicalola Falls State Park to begin my thru hike of the Appalachian trail. After...

Mar 4, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
And So Our Story Begins…

And So Our Story Begins…

"Load the car and write the note, grab your bag and grab your coat, tell the ones that need to know, we are headed North." -The Avett Brothers

Feb 26, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
You’re gonna do what?

You’re gonna do what?

So why thru-hike the AT (or any long trail for that matter)? In this post, I'll share the reasons I am attempting a 2021 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I'm...

Feb 7, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

This loss has given me a new mission. A new purpose, if you will, to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Now I'm hiking for Raz.

Feb 5, 2021 : Wes Laudeman