appalachian trail thru hike

Reframe, Trail Fame, and Rename going GA-ME

Reframe, Trail Fame, and Rename going GA-ME

Reframe Working with youth for the majority of my life, I have always been good at seeing a strength where others may see a challenge. The bossy kid was a...

Apr 28, 2022 : Michelle Petix
How to Shorten Your Sleeping Pad in 6 Steps

How to Shorten Your Sleeping Pad in 6 Steps

a how to guide on shortening an inflatable sleeping pad

Apr 20, 2022 : Mountain Goat
How To Plan an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike as a Canadian

How To Plan an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike as a Canadian

Top down planning First thing is first, you have to determine how you're going to plan this thing. In my opinion, top down is the only way to approach it....

Apr 20, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Horns Hooves and Coats: A 2022 AT Gear List

Horns Hooves and Coats: A 2022 AT Gear List

2022 Appalachian Trail Gear list for a couple of flip-flop thru hikers.

Apr 18, 2022 : Mountain Goat
What It Takes to Make It to Damascus

What It Takes to Make It to Damascus

Support On the trail and off.  Knowing that others believe in you. Getting the resupply box with all the goodies and notes of encouragement.  The phone call or well-timed text...

Apr 14, 2022 : Michelle Petix
Zero Hero

Zero Hero

Rate x Time = Distance, Except on the AT Felt like a hero having just finished the Smokies with a great crew of hikers. Rolled down into Hot Springs on...

Apr 2, 2022 : Michelle Petix
Welcome

Welcome

You're invited to read along as I walk along the Appalachian Trail. (First backpacking selfie, 2015) WHO:  Hi, my name is MG. I’m a first-generation Filipina-American woman and I’m privileged...

Jan 23, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Idyllwild – A Love Story

Idyllwild – A Love Story

Under 200 miles to go on my SOBO thru-hike, and let me tell you, my body knows it. My sacrum “went out” and my low-back muscles started to seize and...

Dec 1, 2021 : Janine
Home Sweet Home Virginia!

Home Sweet Home Virginia!

Virginia…Blues… It’s well known on trail that the Virginia Blues are a thing for AT thru-hikers. The AT in Virginia covers over 550 miles, that’s more than any other state...

Aug 9, 2021 : Annemarie Athey
Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

Tennessee-North Carolina-Tennessee..where am I?!

The AT criss crosses the NC/TN border for miiiiilessssss. And ya know, the days are flying by out here. It’s weird, collectively they are flying by, but the days themselves...

Jun 4, 2021 : Annemarie Athey