Appalachian trail preparation

Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Blackalachian on The Underground Railroad Trail Most notable for calling attention to the Discord for one of our Join our community AND support the show! Blackalachian on Instagram Reptar

Jan 23, 2019 : Gary Sizer
What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

Class is in session! To help prep for your long-distance hike, we begin by addressing common new-hiker fears - what are you afraid of? To answer that, we present the first...

Jan 8, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Presents: Long-Distance Prep School

Stories From The Trail Presents: Long-Distance Prep School

You're going to school! Crazy Larry figured out how to use it. Stories From The Trail on Discord (Be sure to join the Voice Channel "TheShow" or you won't hear us)...

Dec 23, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Getting Ready For My Hike!

Getting Ready For My Hike!

Piles and piles and piles of gear! What is all that stuff? I'm getting ready for my two month long section hike through Virginia. Like all other posts I've seen...

Apr 21, 2017 : Waterfall
Yes, I’ve read Wild. Three weeks and counting…

Yes, I’ve read Wild. Three weeks and counting…

Here we go, three weeks out from beginning my thru-hike. I’ve had all my doctor appointments, I’ve set up all my bills to auto-pay, and I’ve said my goodbyes to...

Feb 15, 2017 : Alli Huggins
Did You Sleep in the Woods Yet?

Did You Sleep in the Woods Yet?

The first time I stood on the Appalachian Trail was at Perkins observatory on New York's Bear Mountain, in 1983. My father took my brother and me camping, the three...

Nov 19, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
How I became a Badass woman solo hiker when nothing about me was badass

How I became a Badass woman solo hiker when nothing about me was badass

I’m Zipper and I hiked whole the AT mostly alone.   But I was far from a badass when I started. I knew about camping - I’d done plenty of...

Nov 19, 2015 : Carla Robertson
Storm Before the Calm

Storm Before the Calm

This post was originally started almost two weeks ago, but then time moved at a life-altering pace and hasn't slowed down yet. We are almost convinced that if we can...

Apr 2, 2015 : Laurel and Eric
Yoga Exercises for Hikers [Video]

Yoga Exercises for Hikers [Video]

A moving meditation. Staying present in the moment. Enhancing awareness and experiencing something larger than yourself. Finding steadiness and ease. Yogis and hikers have more in common

Mar 6, 2015 : Courtney
Dirty, Broke, Beautiful and Free

Dirty, Broke, Beautiful and Free

I found myself sitting in a bathtub, sipping on whiskey; it was June 2014. That is when I decided to start this journey.  That is when I decided I wanted to...

Feb 4, 2015 : Sonia Button