appalachian trail

What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

Two weeks before finishing my flip-flop through-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a day hiker I didn't know stopped me on the trail. "I know you! Ninja Hoops! I've been following your

May 24, 2017 : Janel Healy
Becoming Part of An Annual Migration

Becoming Part of An Annual Migration

2017 LASH: GA to SNP Geese migrate north in summer, salmon return to ancestral spawning grounds in fall and each year thousands of people begin an annual thru-hike. Most stream...

May 24, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 4.5

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 4.5

I was super stoked! I've been stuck at home recovering for nearly 3 weeks now from my stress fracture, and I got out of the house to visit Frisbee and...

May 24, 2017 : Stubbs
Continuing After Trail Days

Continuing After Trail Days

With the rains returned, the quiet of nature helps me adjust to the aftershock of Trail Days. The weekend was packed with amazing and wonderful reunions, bands, gear vendors, activities,...

May 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Episode #63 – On Top of Old Smoky

Episode #63 – On Top of Old Smoky

We're back and stuff gets real! Fires! Stitcher, The Trek. @PoxAndPuss on

May 19, 2017 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Hiking Amnesia: Impressions from a Mid-Trek Break

Hiking Amnesia: Impressions from a Mid-Trek Break

Thru-hiking is a lot like childbirth.  The minute it’s over you forget the pain, you forget the misery of scaling mountains with a heavy pack strapped to your back.  You...

May 17, 2017 : Gail Barrett
2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Gear List Last year on my AT thru hike, I became aware of quite a few tweaks that I wanted to make to my gear set up. After...

May 16, 2017 : Puma
Day 15…Skipping Right Along

Day 15…Skipping Right Along

Start: Bailey Gap Shelter, mile 658.6 End: Campsite mile 676 Miles: 17.4 Total Miles: 174.1   I'm trying something new since I'm sooooo far behind...a short daily-ish post. Still,

May 12, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Back At It: Lashing Out My 2016 Thru-hike

Back At It: Lashing Out My 2016 Thru-hike

Okay. So I really haven't done 1400 miles of the Appalachian Trail this year. But continuing the theme I established last year—and as it turns out—continuing to follow the trail...

May 10, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
The Next Few Days…Falling into the Deliverance Trap

The Next Few Days…Falling into the Deliverance Trap

Time is doing weird things out here. One thing I've noticed out here on the trail is that time both flies and stands still at the same time.  I'm zeroing...

May 8, 2017 : Deane Giordano