appalachian trail

Conquering the Demons—Let’s Talk about Ticks

Conquering the Demons—Let’s Talk about Ticks

Ugh…grossest thing ever. Last year I found a Raisinette on the floor.  "Hunh, that’s weird," I thou

Mar 15, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Part 1: Learning to Walk the Walk

Part 1: Learning to Walk the Walk

Hey friends! Sorry we haven’t blogged in two weeks! The cell phone service hasn’t aligned too well w

Mar 14, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

  Leave No Trace to me means respecting nature as if it were a holy site. Hi, everyone.

Mar 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Hello, My Name is Stubbs and I’m a Trail-oholic

Hello, My Name is Stubbs and I’m a Trail-oholic

The time keeping me from returning back to the trail is almost out, so I thought I’d share a bit abo

Mar 14, 2017 : Stubbs
A Trek With A Purpose: To Spread the Magic Beyond the AT

A Trek With A Purpose: To Spread the Magic Beyond the AT

My first ever time receiving trail magic was also on my first failed shakedown hike. I got a late st

Mar 13, 2017 : Ashley Hill
Friday Five:  Five Eureka Moments from My AT Prep

Friday Five: Five Eureka Moments from My AT Prep

In a nod to Lightheart Gear for this suggestion and more in LighterPack.com.  An app for calculatin

Mar 10, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Learning the Hard Way (Lessons from another not-so-successful shakedown hike)

Learning the Hard Way (Lessons from another not-so-successful shakedown hike)

Here in Maryland near South Mountain, we live in a little pocket of uncertain weather. Check half a

Mar 8, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Umbrella on a Thru-Hike–Luxury, Necessity or Just Cray-Cray?

Umbrella on a Thru-Hike–Luxury, Necessity or Just Cray-Cray?

I'm talking myself into this! On a recent training hike, I pondered the idea of carrying an umbrell

Mar 8, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

I am in my twenties. I just graduated from college. I’ve got two failed relationships under my belt,

Mar 5, 2017 : Tasia Kellogg
Cheeseburger Economics

Cheeseburger Economics

A year and a half ago my wife and I determined it was time for a life change, but one major thing st

Mar 4, 2017 : Justin and Wella Jay