appalachian trail

Answers Questioned, Part One

Answers Questioned, Part One

I’ve had the pleasure and honor of being in the right place at the right time for two impromptu interviews on the trail. One interview was with the Green Tunnel...

Jul 30, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Trail Magic (Marlene) and Humps

Trail Magic (Marlene) and Humps

The Beauty Of Marlene After almost 400 miles I finally found myself face to face with an angel. She goes by the name Marlene. I came down to Hughes Gap...

Jul 15, 2022 : Brit
Equipment and the Smokies.

Equipment and the Smokies.

My Equipment I'd like to start off talking about my tent. Boundless Camping Denali 2 person Tent, List $193 sale price $125. 65 oz. This is a small tent if...

Jun 30, 2022 : Brit
From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

I’ve been noticing some internal shifts. They happened slowly, then all at once. I love that quote, or misquote, from The Sun Also Rises. “Gradually, then suddenly,” is the actual...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wendy Boller
If I Could Plan Again

If I Could Plan Again

A change in planning strategy for the Appalachian Trail

Jun 15, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

I was almost at the top of a ridge. I picked my way over rocks. The scent of honeysuckle and wildflowers surrounded me, filled my nostrils. Buzz of bees and...

Jun 12, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Can Bears Trip When They Run?

Can Bears Trip When They Run?

When hiking the Appalachian Trail, all kinds of  thoughts pop into my head. Seemingly random thoughts that make no sense half the time. Maybe it's the exhaustion of the steep...

Jun 8, 2022 : Brit
Days 65-70 Atkins to Woods Hole

Days 65-70 Atkins to Woods Hole

Getting back on to trail from Atkins was quite easy. All we had to do was walk through the gas station parking lot, under the Hwy 81 overpass and then...

May 30, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
So Far, My Favorite Places to Hang Up My Boots.

So Far, My Favorite Places to Hang Up My Boots.

 Take those boots off, baby. Because I came into this adventure sans YouTube, it has been a truly organic experience for me. The lion’s share of thruhikers I’ve met “followed”...

May 30, 2022 : Beth Feret
Penn’s Woods, or, a test of strength

Penn’s Woods, or, a test of strength

I’m now two-thirds of the way through Pennsylvania, and honestly? It’s been tougher than I expected. Not because of the rocks, though that’s been part of it, but because of...

May 27, 2022 : Red Squirrel