Appalachian Trials

To Katahdin… and Beyond! We Did It

To Katahdin… and Beyond! We Did It

On Sept. 16, 2018, we summited Mount Katahdin and concluded the most surreal, beautiful, and challenging experience of our lives. The last day felt like a dream. The five-mile stretch...

Oct 15, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Epic Floods, Food, and Towns Through Pennsylvania

Rocksylvania, you're more like Rainsylvania. Pennsylvania had been looming in the future of this historic trail, having a reputation for being the most challenging state for many reasons. As

Aug 6, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Sunrise, Ice Cream, Swimming: Two Days on Trail

Sunrise, Ice Cream, Swimming: Two Days on Trail

Hiking the AT can be tough. Ya know, living out in the woods with minimal responsibilities and not much to do each day but walk. Thought I would share what...

Jul 21, 2018 : Christopher Keys
You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

You May Start Solo, but You’ll Never Walk Alone

"You're going by yourself?" That was the question I got most frequently when I began telling people I was going to hike the Appalachian Trail. I had a multitude of...

Jul 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Who wants some birthday cake? (If you’re currently hiking a trail, that’s a definite yes). This year, 2018, is the 50th birthday of the national scenic trails. This special designation...

May 13, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Hey, y'all! Long time, no blog. Busy out here, ya know, living this grueling life with all these responsibilities. Like walking, eating, sleeping, repeat. But much has occurred since then,...

May 11, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Who Dat Hiking?

Who Dat Hiking?

Who's crazy enough to do this? Some of you reading this probably are curious why someone would want to leave the comforts of regular life to go walk in the...

Apr 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
We’re Georgia Bound

We’re Georgia Bound

Today’s the day. Sitting at 28,000 feet, looking back and forth between the sunrise over the landscape below and my other half sleeping on his stuff sack beside me. We’re...

Feb 28, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
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 : Katie Doane