appalachian trail

Ever Wonder What Its Like To Live In A Trail Town?

Ever Wonder What Its Like To Live In A Trail Town?

As the warm, busy summer days get shorter, the hikers become less. The town quiets, but people still come around, because there’s still beauty to see. One thing that caught...

Dec 1, 2022 : Josh Widdowfield
Dis-Ability into Hike-Ability

Dis-Ability into Hike-Ability

12/01/22  AT in 23 even rhymes! It's been a challenging year. In Feb. of 2022, I fell, literally on my arse ending up in the hospital, with a bleeding head,...

Dec 1, 2022 : Naomi Brown
Trail Hiatus

Trail Hiatus

I've endured many challenges on trail, but nothing compares to the conflicting emotions that overwhelmed me on October 20 and thereafter. I was at Sam's Gap to catch a shuttle...

Nov 15, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Stand By Me

Stand By Me

"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was on the AT. Jesus, does anyone?" Story I met Guide, Syrup, and Rocky the day...

Oct 12, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Sleep Paralysis at Pierce Pond

Sleep Paralysis at Pierce Pond

Imagine pitching your tent in a spot that faces a peaceful view: a shimmering blue pond, luscious green trees that trace the horizon, and the beaming sun setting behind it....

Oct 11, 2022 : MG Hibionada
Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

“I’m getting used to the idea of washing my face with cold water!” Two 20 something year old women stood at the hut bathroom’s cold running water sinks. Somewhere in...

Sep 25, 2022 : Wendy Boller
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