appalachian trail thru hike

Ever Wonder What Its Like To Live In A Trail Town?

Ever Wonder What Its Like To Live In A Trail Town?

As the warm, busy summer days get shorter, the hikers become less. The town quiets, but people still come around, because there’s still beauty to see. One thing that caught...

Dec 1, 2022 : Josh Widdowfield
Who Have I Become?

Who Have I Become?

Who Have I Become? A Concluding Synopsis Post Appalachian Trail That's a great question. The answer is colorful and convoluted and anyone that has accomplished the great task of a...

Oct 17, 2022 : Anna Hamrick
Stand By Me

Stand By Me

"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was on the AT. Jesus, does anyone?" Story I met Guide, Syrup, and Rocky the day...

Oct 12, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Sleep Paralysis at Pierce Pond

Sleep Paralysis at Pierce Pond

Imagine pitching your tent in a spot that faces a peaceful view: a shimmering blue pond, luscious green trees that trace the horizon, and the beaming sun setting behind it....

Oct 11, 2022 : MG Hibionada
There is No “Done”: Reflections on a Completed AT Thru-Hike

There is No “Done”: Reflections on a Completed AT Thru-Hike

Even the Appalachian Mountains were fallible, carved and folded into their present form by calamitous, earth-shattering forces. And yet they lay under my feet as steady and solid as anything.

Sep 26, 2022 : Emilee Hackney
Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

“I’m getting used to the idea of washing my face with cold water!” Two 20 something year old women stood at the hut bathroom’s cold running water sinks. Somewhere in...

Sep 25, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Answers Questioned, Part One

Answers Questioned, Part One

I’ve had the pleasure and honor of being in the right place at the right time for two impromptu interviews on the trail. One interview was with the Green Tunnel...

Jul 30, 2022 : Wendy Boller
From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

I’ve been noticing some internal shifts. They happened slowly, then all at once. I love that quote, or misquote, from The Sun Also Rises. “Gradually, then suddenly,” is the actual...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wendy Boller
If I Could Plan Again

If I Could Plan Again

A change in planning strategy for the Appalachian Trail

Jun 15, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

I was almost at the top of a ridge. I picked my way over rocks. The scent of honeysuckle and wildflowers surrounded me, filled my nostrils. Buzz of bees and...

Jun 12, 2022 : Wendy Boller