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TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

TRAIL DAYS 2019: Hiker Portraits and Festival Experience

Hello, folks! Furiosa (or Fury) here, bringing you a rewind and reflection of Trail Days 2019 in Damascus, VA. I had the pleasure of working with the gang at The...

Jun 6, 2019 : Amber Redfield
A Need for Change: My Decision to Walk

A Need for Change: My Decision to Walk

When I was a young adult, I followed the crowd. I did what everyone else was doing. What everyone was “supposed” to do. After high school, I attended college, got...

Jun 1, 2019 : Rachel Cheatham
Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

North Carolina Part 3 - Tennessee Part 1 Appalachian Mountains as State Lines The AT generally follows the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains. They also often are what help to...

May 13, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Walking Thru It.

Walking Thru It.

Hi, I’m Nugget! I like jammy eggs and long walks through the woods. Like, really long walks. Actually, a 2192 mile long walk where my partner, Harry, and I carry everything...

May 11, 2019 : Jessica Olin
Steph’s AT Hike, Days 21-25: Near Fontana Dam to Bluff Mtn

Steph’s AT Hike, Days 21-25: Near Fontana Dam to Bluff Mtn

Day 21 Near Walker Gap to Fontana Village 5.2 miles Due to my big mileage the day before, today was a shorter hiking day for me. The AT in this...

May 11, 2019 : Steph D
Steph’s AT Hike Days 14-20: Franklin, NC, to Fontana Dam

Steph’s AT Hike Days 14-20: Franklin, NC, to Fontana Dam

Days 14 and 15: Franklin, NC, 0.0 Miles After wildly rough weather the previous night, and in an attempt to help out my feet, I made the decision to take...

Apr 28, 2019 : Steph D
Steph’s AT Hike: Days Nine to 13

Steph’s AT Hike: Days Nine to 13

Day Nine: Unicoi Gap to Deep Gap Shelter, 13 Miles I got an early shuttle out of Hiawassee with three other hikers. We were dropped off at Unicoi Gap, where...

Apr 25, 2019 : Steph D
Steph’s AT Hike Days 5-8: From Woody Gap to Hiawassee, GA

Steph’s AT Hike Days 5-8: From Woody Gap to Hiawassee, GA

Day Five: Woody Gap to Neel Gap to Tesnatee Gap, 16.4 Miles I awoke early today in anticipation of going up Blood Mountain. I hired a friendly dude named Bret “Suches”...

Apr 19, 2019 : Steph D
From the AT to the MST: Pre-Trek Musings

From the AT to the MST: Pre-Trek Musings

I’ve slept in my bed for the last time, I’ve finished the goodbye parade, the seams of my pack are bursting, and my drop boxes are ready to be shipped,...

Apr 16, 2019 : Rachel Poole
AT Mile 165: Accomplishments and a Weekend at Home

AT Mile 165: Accomplishments and a Weekend at Home

It’s been exactly three weeks since I started my thru-hike, and I still wake up every day feelinglike  the luckiest human on the planet. Though I’m less than 10% done...

Apr 14, 2019 : Phoebe "Unicorn" Anderson