Appalachian Trials

Making The Most Of Your Pre-Hike Hype

Making The Most Of Your Pre-Hike Hype

There's still time before we take the first of over four million steps it'll take to cover the Appalachian Trail, but mentally, Forum It's great to get whatever perspectives you can from...

Jan 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Wallet AWOL Guidebook pages w/ pencil Chic-A-Fil sauce (better than money on the trail) Eye drops Hand sanitizer Lighter Hometown pride stickers Lucky dime acquired in Manchester

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

It all started with a contest. Make a video why you want to hike the Appalachian Trail. My idea was simple. I just wanted to go for a long walk...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
What’s a “Kelsy”? Why Katahdin?

What’s a “Kelsy”? Why Katahdin?

Hey folks! My name's Kelsy, and I'm about to start my wildest adventure yet.       Until now, Photography has been my primary form of expression. Although a picture is...

Nov 20, 2017 : Kelsy Filler
Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

As aspiring thru hikers, it can be daunting, even intimidating, to think about the gear needed to walk 2,190 miles. We are here to say, stop stressing because you can...

Nov 6, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
In Hindsight

In Hindsight

In our Upper Goose Pond Cabin that are free to stay and if planned right, could be a great day off in the woods. In our entire 200+ days on...

Oct 16, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist 

How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist 

When it comes to thru-hiking, it's absolutely imperative that everyone follows the rules (not guidelines) set by you. Here's a few tips to help you get started helping other hikers...

Jun 1, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
Day 17…The Four Pines Hostel (Not for the Faint of Heart)

Day 17…The Four Pines Hostel (Not for the Faint of Heart)

This post could be about the Dragon's Tooth, a great stone monolith that spirals up into the sky and from which there are said to be magnificent views. We climbed it...

May 14, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Gratitude and Goals

Gratitude and Goals

     Some people dream of houses, cars, and a life of extravagance. I am not one of them. I dream of living in a place with no plumbing, where...

Feb 28, 2017 : Adam Ryan
An Introduction to Me: Letting It All Out and Letting It All Go

An Introduction to Me: Letting It All Out and Letting It All Go

A Small Introduction: Letting It All Out I was selected to be a blogger for Appalachian Trials, now the Trek, over three months ago and figure it's time for an...

Feb 6, 2017 : Kristin