Appalachian Trail Blog

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
The AT Experience

The AT Experience

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL LENGTH DOCUMENTARY In 2014 I was working at a hospital in Key West Florida witnessing people dying on a regular basis. It made me...

Feb 16, 2017 : Reptar
An Introduction to Me: Letting It All Out and Letting It All Go

An Introduction to Me: Letting It All Out and Letting It All Go

A Small Introduction: Letting It All Out I was selected to be a blogger for Appalachian Trials, now the Trek, over three months ago and figure it's time for an...

Feb 6, 2017 : Kristin
Flip Flopper and Proud

Flip Flopper and Proud

We have arrived at Reason #2 for Flip-Flopping. I'm what you might call a "Renaissance Woman." Also known in some circles as multi-passionate or a (Here's Reason #1, just in...

Jan 3, 2017 : Deane Giordano