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Week Six: Thomas Knob Misadventures

Week Six: Thomas Knob Misadventures

Day 36: 19.7 We started off the morning climbing over a big ole hump. I wasn't in the mood for a morning climb so I tried to tune it out...

Oct 26, 2019 : Melissa
Tourists and Citizens on the AT

Tourists and Citizens on the AT

Shenandoah National Park, September 8–16, 2019 Dispatch 1: Backpacking Is Not Thru-hiking The two-and-a-half months I spent on my LASH three years ago were the most emotionally volatile two and...

Oct 3, 2019 : Notebook
The Maine Event: Why Maine Is So Tough for NOBO Hikers

The Maine Event: Why Maine Is So Tough for NOBO Hikers

"Started From The Bottom, Now We're Here" - Drake After four months and three weeks of hiking, The Sauce and I arrived to the final state line of our journey---New...

Sep 24, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Rocksylvania-Berry Crunch

Rocksylvania-Berry Crunch

How a Terrible Time Made Us Blue(berry) Everybody talks about Rocksylvania; they fear it and rightfully so. Thru-hikers dread each day for the rocky profile that they'll inevitably face. Knife

Jul 20, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
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

To appease my parents, I posed by the arch - fake smile, eyeliner, and brand-new REI clothes layered on, I carried much more weight than what was in my pack.

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

Overview of days 21-25 of Steph’s Appalachian Trail hike, from near Fontana Dam to Bluff Mountain, NC.

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

Trail journal from Days 14-20 on the AT: Franklin, NC to Fontana Dam

Apr 28, 2019 : Steph D