appalachian trail thru hike

Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

Golden Rules for Thru-Hikers: There’s More Than LNT

I want to preface this by saying there are so many amazing thru-hikers. Most of whom would do anything to help you, always have a positive word to say, and...

Jul 16, 2018 : Eiryn Reynolds
You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

"You're going by yourself?" That was the question I got most frequently when I began telling people I was going to hike the Appalachian Trail. I had a multitude of...

Jul 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Why Is This Taking so Long? We’re Having Too Much Fun

Why Is This Taking so Long? We’re Having Too Much Fun

Where has the time gone? I have been out here for three months and I have not even sniffed the halfway point. That's not true. I have. I've seen many...

Jun 25, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Hey, y'all! Long time, no blog. Busy out here, ya know, living this grueling life with all these responsibilities. Like walking, eating, sleeping, repeat. But much has occurred since then,...

May 11, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Every Kind of Cold

Every Kind of Cold

It’s hard to remember what I considered ‘cold’ before starting this hike. I remember regular cryotherapy sessions, cold plunges, and the occasional cold front that warranted checking porch steps

May 7, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Maine

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Maine

All good things come to an end... but it was never that good. **Note: the following remarks are not meant to reflect adversely on the AT, but on my experience...

May 4, 2018 : Kimberly "Ronin" Huber
Who Dat Hiking?

Who Dat Hiking?

Who's crazy enough to do this? Some of you reading this probably are curious why someone would want to leave the comforts of regular life to go walk in the...

Apr 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Plagued with Bad Weather Through the Smokies

Plagued with Bad Weather Through the Smokies

Bye bye Smokies So I finally was able to say goodbye to the Smokies. What a miserable journey that was; nothing but a lot of bad weather almost every single...

Apr 12, 2018 : Noel Nason
Rain, Snow, and Depression in the Smoky Mountains

Rain, Snow, and Depression in the Smoky Mountains

Greetings from Hot Springs, N.C., and AT mile 274! The Smoky Mountains The Resupply I dropped out of the trail to resupply in Fontana, a great little tourist town just...

Apr 11, 2018 : Kimberly "Ronin" Huber
100 miles and counting……

100 miles and counting……

So we are 100 miles in. Stopped in Franklin, NC. Have met some great people, suffered a below freezing night last night and lots of rain, but some great sunshine...

Apr 5, 2018 : Dan and Stacey