appalachian trail thru hike

My First Backpacking Trip

My First Backpacking Trip

A story of my first backpacking trip and what I can take away from it for my thru hike.

Dec 25, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

A trip report from my recent shakedown hike on the Appalachian Trail from Neels Gap to Fontana Dam.

Dec 12, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Help Me Hike for Mental Health!

Help Me Hike for Mental Health!

Hike for Mental Health is a wonderful organization that I have partnered with because I believe in their mission and I trust their ethics.

Nov 20, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Why I’m Hiking – A New and Different Sun

Why I’m Hiking – A New and Different Sun

So here it is, in all its scope and glory, my attempt to tell you, the world, and I guess really myself, why I’m hiking the Appalachian Trail:

Nov 12, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Time Will Come: Processing and Accepting “Failure”

Time Will Come: Processing and Accepting “Failure”

This article is for anyone who didn’t make it. Not to the final mile on Katahdin or Springer, but to mile zero to start such a sought-after journey.

Mar 9, 2020 : Lauren Planas
Adventure On: Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Setbacks on Trail

Adventure On: Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Setbacks on Trail

I’ve been on the grid, but unplugged for the past 2.5 months. In December, I had to step away from the Appalachian Trail and pause my thru-hike due to circumstances...

Feb 28, 2020 : Allison Olson
The Maine Event: Why Maine Is So Tough for NOBO Hikers

The Maine Event: Why Maine Is So Tough for NOBO Hikers

"Started From The Bottom, Now We're Here" - Drake After four months and three weeks of hiking, The Sauce and I arrived to the final state line of our journey---New...

Sep 24, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Stories From the Trail: The Secret Lives of Ridgerunners

Stories From the Trail: The Secret Lives of Ridgerunners

Ridgerunners Rest and Relax Each month in addition to their regularly scheduled duties, ridgerunners also get treated to some well deserved R&R. This July, Jim Fetig of ATC Headquarters invited

Aug 6, 2019 : Gary Sizer
TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

Hello, folks! Furiosa (or Fury) here, bringing you a rewind and reflection of Trail Days 2019 in Damascus, VA. I had the pleasure of working with the gang at The...

Jun 6, 2019 : Amber Redfield
The End of My Walk Has Been Hard to Sum Up

The End of My Walk Has Been Hard to Sum Up

Hey all, It has been a long time since my last post. Good thing this isn't my job, cause I would have missed a few deadlines. I had a feeling...

Mar 7, 2019 : Christopher Keys