appalachian trail

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 7

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 7

Destination: Pharmacy The antihistamines I took overnight helped prevent further swelling, but I still had a cankle. We passed by Shenandoah Mountain which was painted with a 911 Memorial Flag,...

Jul 21, 2017 : Stubbs
Crossing to PA : Last One Wins

Crossing to PA : Last One Wins

Barefoot is still here. And still moving. I've regrouped with part of my tramily as "Bags" has managed to catch up to me. He'd been away at a wedding but...

Jul 19, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 6

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 6

New Jersey to New York and July 4th The next day was short, but we finally got to see some bears. After hearing about how many bears are in New...

Jul 17, 2017 : Stubbs
NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

I have gotten back on the Appalachian Trail after the tumultuous trials of broken toes, fallen heroes and July 4th shenanigans. I headed back into the Shenandoah National Park and...

Jul 9, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 5

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 5

I'm Finally Back I'm back on the trail after 8 weeks recovering from a case of "granny bones" (I got a stress fracture in my lower right tibia). To be...

Jul 8, 2017 : Stubbs
How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

Earlier this month, after only four months of employment, I quit the first full-time job I've had since through-hiking the Appalachian Trail last year. I deliberately chose to derail my...

Jun 27, 2017 : Janel Healy
The push and pull of unrealized goals.

The push and pull of unrealized goals.

This is a stream of consciousness post (SoC), not a well thought out, edited and polished post. I have been off the AT now for about 2.5 weeks; my second...

Jun 25, 2017 : BuzzCut
Waynesboro, So Fun It Had Me in Stitches (NSFW: Gore)

Waynesboro, So Fun It Had Me in Stitches (NSFW: Gore)

It has been a rough few days. I walked into Waynesboro at Mile 863 fatigued and ready for a break from the constant coating of rain and sweat, the bugs...

Jun 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
As The Thru-Hiker World Turns

As The Thru-Hiker World Turns

Happy Summer Solstice and World Naked Hiking Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their days and not getting too sunburned if you're out there hiking in your birthday suit. It's been...

Jun 21, 2017 : Amber Redfield
Smiles Over Miles

Smiles Over Miles

Approximately two hundred and fifty miles in to a flip-flop attempt and I am in a love/hate relationship with the Appalachian Trail. So much has happened in such a short...

Jun 16, 2017 : Ashley Hill