appalachian trail thru-hiker

AT Start-Day 1: Jelly Jam Thighs!

AT Start-Day 1: Jelly Jam Thighs!

Prepping for flight As I urgently walk down the aisles of ShopRite searching for Gluten Free tortilla wraps, bopping to “She’s a Bad Mama Jama” by Carl Carlton, I realize...

Apr 11, 2024 : Stretch
These Boots Were Made For Walking

These Boots Were Made For Walking

One piece of gear that matters the most to me are my FEET!  I have lost toenails and endured my share of nasty blisters. In my running days, I once...

Jan 12, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
Want to Get Over a Breakup? Plan a Thru-Hike

Want to Get Over a Breakup? Plan a Thru-Hike

As my Appalachian Trail thru-hike approaches one of the most common questions I am asked is, why are you doing this? I’ve brainstormed several captivating responses to this question, but...

Mar 2, 2018 : Emmy
Review of Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Review of Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Shaffer’s book is memoir about his first AT thru-hike, not a detailed section-by-section description of the trail or a technical “how to” guide to thru-hiking the AT.

Nov 17, 2017 : John Edward Harris
A Professional Trail Angel Chimes In

A Professional Trail Angel Chimes In

Hello, and greetings from the North Country! In most places, I am known as Meg Wilson, the author. But I hope you’ll call me Auntie Meg when you see me...

May 16, 2014 : Meg Wilson
Advice I Can’t Yet Give

Advice I Can’t Yet Give

I haven't started hiking yet. So what can I offer the AT blogging world at this point? I certainly don't have my own complete list of AT Thru-Hiking Tips yet.  I don't...

Feb 27, 2014 : Ellie B.