Appalachian trail preparation

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
5 Takeaways From My Summer On The AT.

5 Takeaways From My Summer On The AT.

1. Just because it’s summertime does not mean it’s going to be warm! I highly underestimated how cold it would get at night in June. I figured given the high...

Jan 23, 2015 : Jessica Georgia
4.5 Hours For a Pair of Shoes: My Visit to Outdoor 76

4.5 Hours For a Pair of Shoes: My Visit to Outdoor 76

“Why are you driving 4.5 hours for a pair of shoes?!” That was the typical reaction from my friends when I told them of my plans to make the trek...

Oct 7, 2014 : Laura Houston
Preparing Your Relationship for a Thru-Hike

Preparing Your Relationship for a Thru-Hike

Thru-hiking with your significant other? Get your relationship ready for the challenges of the trail. . . There you both are, sitting starry-eyed in the middle of a pile of...

Aug 13, 2014 : Jen Magnuson