Appalachian

No One Could Believe This Amazing Trail Magic

No One Could Believe This Amazing Trail Magic

This weekend, Thru-Hikers encountered the Appalachian Pine Mixer at Overmountain Shelter, a trail magic event like no other!

May 7, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Pox & Puss Episode #61 – Shane Mauss Breaks Both Of His Heels At The Same Time

Pox & Puss Episode #61 – Shane Mauss Breaks Both Of His Heels At The Same Time

In 2014 Shane Mauss, a stand-up comedian, went for a hike in Sedona, AZ...at the end of that hike, Shane had two broken heels. Shane might have told this story...

Oct 24, 2016 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Why I decided to take a gap year to Thru-Hike

Why I decided to take a gap year to Thru-Hike

As a recent high school graduate I have received more questions concerning my thru-hike than the usual thru hiker has to endure. Some are concerned with my safety (a valid concern),...

Nov 17, 2015 : Chels
Another Southbounder? Sheesh.

Another Southbounder? Sheesh.

  Hey there Appalachian Trials!  Thanks for having me! My name is Jeremy and I have been privileged by the purveyor of this website and author of Appalchian Trials, Mr....

Oct 29, 2015 : Jeremy Morris
White Blazin’

White Blazin’

"How are you here?" I asked Cups in surprise.  We had crossed paths the day before at Devil's Backbone Brewery, but unlike the two thru-hikers we met there, T and I kept...

Jul 6, 2015 : Em
10 Things I Love to Hate About the AT

10 Things I Love to Hate About the AT

What most of our day looks like... In my last post, I spent some time talking about all the things I love about the AT.  But let's be honest...there are...

Jun 8, 2015 : Em
Hiker’s Feet

Hiker’s Feet

Less than 2000miles to go!!!! Feet.  We all have them - well most of us are fortunate to have them.  They carry us around, help us stand a little taller,...

May 11, 2015 : Em
4 Types of Snakes You Will Encounter on the Appalachian Trail

4 Types of Snakes You Will Encounter on the Appalachian Trail

Cue the Indiana Jones theme song and get ready to break out that whip because you're about to enter the viper pit. OK I may be exaggerating just a bit...

Apr 29, 2015 : Reptar
Georgia on My Mind – Reflections

Georgia on My Mind – Reflections

As you may or may not know, I hiked around 720 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 2011 with my then-boyfriend Steve "Badger" Borges. We were both tragically new to hiking,...

Apr 7, 2015 : Tee Corley
Pox & Puss Episode #49 – Wild: Starring Johnny Cash’s Wife

Pox & Puss Episode #49 – Wild: Starring Johnny Cash’s Wife

Wild: Starring Johnny Cash’s Wife We’re finally going to talk about “Wild”. We waited to hear back from Reese and “her people” to see if she was going to do...

Mar 23, 2015 : Pox & Puss Podcast