appalachian trail

Steph’s AT Hike, Days 21-25: Near Fontana Dam to Bluff Mtn

Steph’s AT Hike, Days 21-25: Near Fontana Dam to Bluff Mtn

Day 21 Near Walker Gap to Fontana Village 5.2 miles Due to my big mileage the day before, today was a shorter hiking day for me. The AT in this...

May 11, 2019 : Steph D
Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Raising Awareness Triple Crown Style Some trail names demand a backstory, while others need no explanation. When you meet someone called Billy Goat or Legend, for instance, it's safe to...

Apr 30, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Steph’s AT Hike Days 14-20: Franklin, NC, to Fontana Dam

Steph’s AT Hike Days 14-20: Franklin, NC, to Fontana Dam

Days 14 and 15: Franklin, NC, 0.0 Miles After wildly rough weather the previous night, and in an attempt to help out my feet, I made the decision to take...

Apr 28, 2019 : Steph D
No Virginia, That’s Not a Wolf

No Virginia, That’s Not a Wolf

After a late start out of Gorham and the 12-mile haul over Mount Hayes, Cascade and the Trident peaks, crossing mucky bog bridges, and a final scramble over downed trees...

Apr 21, 2019 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Things (Mostly Animals) I Hope to See While Hiking

Things (Mostly Animals) I Hope to See While Hiking

Appalachia and the Appalachian Mountains host some of the most interesting ecology and geology in the United States. Here I highlight five awesome things I hope to find/see/take a photo...

Mar 31, 2019 : Michael Lang
A Little Rainy Luck and a Send-Off

A Little Rainy Luck and a Send-Off

I've heard it's good luck for it to rain on your first night of the AT. I suppose it's assurance of your safe arrival in Maine when it pours. The...

Mar 28, 2019 : Madeleine Shell
Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

Why Overpreparing for a Thru-Hike Is Overrated

I’d say we’re all pretty lucky. We’re lucky to be hiking in a time when there are comprehensive and yearly updated guidebooks, water reports, and GPS apps at our fingertips,...

Mar 22, 2019 : Effie Drew
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
Depression, Surgeries, and Regeneration

Depression, Surgeries, and Regeneration

Well hello there, Trek folk! I must say, it has been over a year since I last updated this blog. I feel guilty about letting it go to the wayside,...

Feb 26, 2019 : Amber Redfield
Calendar Year Triple Crown: 8,000 Miles, 3 Trails, 1 Year

Calendar Year Triple Crown: 8,000 Miles, 3 Trails, 1 Year

Pacific Crest Trail:  ~ 2,700 miles Continental Divide Trail: ~ 3,100 miles Appalachian Trail: ~ 2,200 miles 8,000 miles. Three trails. One year. To start, I will be kicking off...

Feb 19, 2019 : Trail Pope SANTi I AKA Yuengling