appalachian trail thru hike

Everything I’ll Admit to Bringing on my AT Thru-Hike

Everything I’ll Admit to Bringing on my AT Thru-Hike

WARNING: Gear post in 3, 2, 1… Here's everything I’ll admit to bringing for my 2021 thru-hike of the AT I’ll start with an apology of sorts. I really meant...

Apr 1, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Happy Gnomads Hiker Hostel: A Review

Happy Gnomads Hiker Hostel: A Review

Run by thru hikers Jumanji and Sunshine, Happy Gnomads is a place for thru hikers, by thru hikers.

Mar 30, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Neels Gap to Franklin

Neels Gap to Franklin

Well, I made it farther than 25 percent of hikers! After passing through Mountain Crossings without giving my shoes up to the shoe tree, I have now made it past...

Mar 15, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
The Countdown to Springer: Four Weeks Out

The Countdown to Springer: Four Weeks Out

Hello fellow and future AT hikers! This is my first post for The Trek, and I’ll be honest—it’s taken me a few months to write this. I’ve re-written this post...

Mar 12, 2021 : Kelly B.
And So Our Story Begins…

And So Our Story Begins…

"Load the car and write the note, grab your bag and grab your coat, tell the ones that need to know, we are headed North." -The Avett Brothers

Feb 26, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
You’re gonna do what?

You’re gonna do what?

So why thru-hike the AT (or any long trail for that matter)? In this post, I'll share the reasons I am attempting a 2021 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I'm...

Feb 7, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

This loss has given me a new mission. A new purpose, if you will, to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Now I'm hiking for Raz.

Feb 5, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

It's hard to believe I leave for Georgia in six weeks.

Jan 15, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

This post details why I chose to go with a hammock over a tent and will address some of the drawbacks of my choice. If you're interested in using a...

Jan 7, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Gear – All the Small Things

Gear – All the Small Things

All these things are just as integral to getting me to Katahdin as my pack or my hammock. Each piece will have its part to play.

Dec 29, 2020 : Wes Laudeman