appalachian trail thru hike

All in a Day’s Hike

All in a Day’s Hike

Imagine that you've been hiking since dawn. It's now mid afternoon, and your feet hurt. Your clothes are dripping with sweat. Your legs, which you'd thought were strong, have felt as...

Jun 16, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Skinny Legs and Uncombed Hair — the Life of an AT Thru-hiker

Skinny Legs and Uncombed Hair — the Life of an AT Thru-hiker

So we were sitting in a cafe in Hanover, NH, eating breakfast this morning when I suddenly realized that not only had I not showered or washed my face, but...

Jun 9, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Everything You Wanted to Know about Thru-Hiking and Weren’t Afraid to Ask

Everything You Wanted to Know about Thru-Hiking and Weren’t Afraid to Ask

We've received a lot of questions about the logistics of thru-hiking while we've been on the trail. Unfortunately, because of limited cellphone service (or dead batteries), we haven't always been

May 20, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Day 21….Ending the Day Early Because I Can

Day 21….Ending the Day Early Because I Can

I might be getting my trail legs. Today I hiked almost 14 miles and had my camp set up by 3pm. Up until today, a 14 mile day meant dragging...

May 16, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
I’m Home Free, Not Homeless

I’m Home Free, Not Homeless

~The Final Countdown~ Now for the Surprise I've been waiting to tell! This year I will be hiking the PCT, not only that but if i finish in a reasonable...

Apr 29, 2017 : Erick Gaudreau
Snickers Bars to the Rescue – Trail Magic Does the Trick

Snickers Bars to the Rescue – Trail Magic Does the Trick

I've never cared for Snickers Bars. In fact, I doubt I've eaten more than a few of them in my entire life. But as odd as it may seem, some...

Apr 26, 2017 : Gail Barrett
My Scariest Moment on the Appalachian Trail

My Scariest Moment on the Appalachian Trail

Always check the weather before you camp on an exposed summit at 5,000 feet... Everyone always asks me if I ever felt afraid as a solo female doing a flip-flop through-hike...

Apr 25, 2017 : Janel Healy
How Low Can We Go? A Not-So-Fun-Week on the AT

How Low Can We Go? A Not-So-Fun-Week on the AT

If you're hoping for an upbeat post about thru-hiking, this isn't it. This is an honest assessment of the rather brutal week we've had. Here's why our trek through the...

Apr 20, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Fourteen Days and Counting:  Time is Officially Flying!

Fourteen Days and Counting: Time is Officially Flying!

Fourteen days and counting! The day I thought would never come is now officially flying at me at warp speed, so ready or not, here I come, Appalachian Trail! Even...

Apr 12, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Can I Thru-Hike in Chacos?

Can I Thru-Hike in Chacos?

HALFWAY BABY Short answer, probs. Hiking the Appalachian Trail is chiefly a personal endeavor. From the gear you buy to the beer you pack out, it's 100% up to you. Some...

Mar 31, 2017 : Kevin Arsenijevic