appalachian trail thru hike

Hiding from the Sun on the AT

Hiding from the Sun on the AT

Excessive ultraviolet radiation from the sun causes skin to wither, blister, and burn. I guess whatever tan I acquired on previous hikes is gone. My skin is excessively sensitive to...

Jun 5, 2024 : Pyro
Three New States!

Three New States!

Day 71 Front Royal To Pine Ridge - AT Daily Miles 26.0; AT Total Miles 998.4 The zero day yesterday was well spent. It rained most of the day and I...

May 31, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Loving Virginia

Loving Virginia

Day 57 Cove Mountain To Petites Gap -- AT Daily Miles 21.9; AT Total Miles 777.5 Today ended up being a very long mileage day. Much longer than I expected it...

May 23, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
NC/TN

NC/TN

     As I prepare to enter Virginia I look back at the photos that have captured my Journey thus far. In this entry, I have compiled some of my...

May 11, 2024 : Tyler Hobbit Roerick
What is Working So Far

What is Working So Far

I’m starting a long five day break from the trail. I feel both good and bad about doing it. Of course, having time to spend with my family will be...

May 10, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
AT Thru Hike: The Smokies Nearly Killed Me

AT Thru Hike: The Smokies Nearly Killed Me

Rearview Mirror Day one of my Appalachian Trail Thru Hike - I’m feeling and looking fresh with a big smile stamped across my face. I feel a sense of wonder...

May 9, 2024 : Stretch
Acorn, Ranger and Hostels

Acorn, Ranger and Hostels

Day 41:  AT Miles 12.8 --  Bear Garden To Burke’s Garden Hostel I loved the start to my day today. I knew I’d be waiting out the rain so I...

May 6, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Slackpacking Into Virginia

Slackpacking Into Virginia

Day 31:  AT Miles 0 -- Zero At The Refuge It has been raining the entire day so far so my decision to take a zero is proving to be...

Apr 23, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Ice, Snow and Kenny Powers

Ice, Snow and Kenny Powers

Day 26:  AT Miles 18.8 -- Flint Mountain to Bald Mountain Shelter The rumors were true. I opened my eyes and there was 2 inches of fresh snow. That would...

Apr 19, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Georgia Wrap Up

Georgia Wrap Up

It has been a challenge finding the time to keep up to date on journaling, so I will wrap up the rest of Georgia in this post. Trail Magic On...

Apr 18, 2024 : Tyler Hobbit Roerick