Appalachian Trials

Who Have I Become?

Who Have I Become?

Who Have I Become? A Concluding Synopsis Post Appalachian Trail That's a great question. The answer is colorful and convoluted and anyone that has accomplished the great task of a...

Oct 17, 2022 : Anna Hamrick
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
If I Could Plan Again

If I Could Plan Again

A change in planning strategy for the Appalachian Trail

Jun 15, 2022 : Mountain Goat
How To Plan an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike as a Canadian

How To Plan an Appalachian Trail Thru Hike as a Canadian

Top down planning First thing is first, you have to determine how you're going to plan this thing. In my opinion, top down is the only way to approach it....

Apr 20, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Everything I’ll Admit to Bringing on my AT Thru-Hike

Everything I’ll Admit to Bringing on my AT Thru-Hike

WARNING: Gear post in 3, 2, 1… Here's everything I’ll admit to bringing for my 2021 thru-hike of the AT I’ll start with an apology of sorts. I really meant...

Apr 1, 2021 : Steve Monaco
Gear – All the Small Things

Gear – All the Small Things

All these things are just as integral to getting me to Katahdin as my pack or my hammock. Each piece will have its part to play.

Dec 29, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Preparing for My Journey on the Appalachian Trail: Part I

Preparing for My Journey on the Appalachian Trail: Part I

Soon to be thru-hiker Steph Dawson introduces herself and discusses her upcoming hike, gear tests, and lightening up her pack load.

Mar 31, 2019 : Steph D
The End of My Walk Has Been Hard to Sum Up

The End of My Walk Has Been Hard to Sum Up

Hey all, It has been a long time since my last post. Good thing this isn't my job, cause I would have missed a few deadlines. I had a feeling...

Mar 7, 2019 : Christopher Keys
Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Over 2,190 miles of coiled roots, sharp rocks, loose gravel, thick mud, slick leaves, snow past my knees, sheets of ice, wobbly wooden boards, river fords, and seemingly never-ending climbs...

Dec 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

2,190.9 miles, six months, nine pounds, 36 liters, and now we're here. You guys know that I had a blast falling into the gear vortex and putting together my original...

Oct 25, 2018 : Kelsy Filler