#appalachian trial

Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

I wake up in my room, surrounded by four walls and my black cat walking over my down comforter. The air conditioning is cool and my bed is soft. This...

Jun 16, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Little Toe, Big Problem

Little Toe, Big Problem

My first two days on the trail were, let's call them, eventful. I've been an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast since spring break camping trips as a kid, so I...

Apr 19, 2018 : Rachel Poole
North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

North Carolina: A Not-So-Warm Welcome

I walked around the curving bend that snuck over the side of a mountain to see my AT partner, Lindsey (trail name: Dorothy), waiting for me at the North Carolina...

Apr 2, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Living A Sheltered Life

Living A Sheltered Life

Even though my featured photo is cropping to look like "600," thus far I have now hiked 1600 miles of the Appalachian Trail. However, this post has little to say...

Jun 1, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
How to Get To Springer Mountain

How to Get To Springer Mountain

"Where’s Springer Mountain? You mean the Southern Terminus of the AT? That’s easy… it’s in Georgia. In the woods. Actually wait I don’t know.” Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Luckily,...

Jan 10, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
PCT Journal Entry #1:  From Katahdin to the Pacific Crest Trail

PCT Journal Entry #1: From Katahdin to the Pacific Crest Trail

  A thruhike ends like a car crash. It doesn't wind down. One day you are surrounded by friends with whom you share a deep emotional and psychological connection. The...

Apr 1, 2016 : Digger
I Just Called To Say I Love You

I Just Called To Say I Love You

Mile 10.4 Horse Gap, Georgia Horse Gap isn’t an ideal campsite, the clearing we chose is on quite a slope. There is a forest road pretty close that apparently gets...

Mar 10, 2016 : Digger
The Mahoosuc or the “Mahoo-suck” Notch

The Mahoosuc or the “Mahoo-suck” Notch

I have been off the trail for over two months now and the transition is challenging to say the least.  I'm excited to start writing my story again and sharing...

Feb 6, 2016 : Bookie
Why You Should Still Be Hiking In The Dead of Winter

Why You Should Still Be Hiking In The Dead of Winter

T-minus: 115 days If you have read my previous post about

Jan 15, 2016 : Colleen Goldhorn
Finding More than Yourself on the Appalachian Trail.

Finding More than Yourself on the Appalachian Trail.

You can call me Click! - My Introduction  It's been almost two months since I summited Katahdin and finished my NOBO thruhike on the AT. For some it marks the...

Nov 4, 2015 : Nick Clicks