Appalachian Trials

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 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
Appalachian Trials is Now The Trek

Appalachian Trials is Now The Trek

You just landed at theTrek.co, but your intended destination was AppalachianTrials.com. What in the Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going on? This is not a mistake. Welcome to your new home for...

Dec 3, 2016 : Zach
Transportation Along the AT: The Section Hiker’s Dilemma

Transportation Along the AT: The Section Hiker’s Dilemma

Over the past 3 years, I've section hiked more than three-quarters of the Appalachian Trail, stretching from Monson, ME down to Hot Springs, NC. Through section hiking, by necessity, I've...

Nov 25, 2016 : Aubri Drake
Welcome to the 80%

Welcome to the 80%

Okay, so you set out on a thru hike, didn’t finish, and you are now part of the statistics. Welcome to the 80% my friend. While it’s true that only...

Nov 23, 2016 : Colleen Goldhorn
THRUHIKE: A Photographic Journey on the Appalachian Trail (Part 1)

THRUHIKE: A Photographic Journey on the Appalachian Trail (Part 1)

About Max "Bear Bag" Mishkin and Mishkin Photography In 2014, I quit my job. I had worked in political and legal organizing for a few years and I had planned...

Nov 6, 2016 : Max Mishkin
Class of 2017, Get Ready For A Wild Hike!

Class of 2017, Get Ready For A Wild Hike!

Class of 2017, it's hard to believe that in just a few short months your class will be embarking on a journey of a lifetime. As I rewind back to...

Oct 25, 2016 : Aundrea J
The End Of The World As I Know It

The End Of The World As I Know It

October 21st, 2016 The trees drip from the recent rain and clouds obscure any rays of sunshine.  I am thankful the temperature is in the 50s this morning and won't...

Oct 25, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
I’ve Come to Realize Memories are the Best Things You’ll Ever Have

I’ve Come to Realize Memories are the Best Things You’ll Ever Have

Worst Blogger Ever... So, I've successfully thru hiked the Appalachian Trail. It's absolutely crazy to be able to say that... You guys probably wouldn't have noticed sine my last blog...

Oct 16, 2016 : Aaron Ibey