#appalachiantrail

The Hike Before the Hike: The Journey to Springer

The Hike Before the Hike: The Journey to Springer

With only one week until I set foot on the Appalachian Trail it is fair to say that I have had months to prepare. At times I do feel well...

Mar 24, 2019 : Aidan Tierney
Hope, Hiking, and the Appalachian Trail – My Intro

Hope, Hiking, and the Appalachian Trail – My Intro

I’m Gail, a Cornish woman from the UK, and I’ll be attempting a SOBO thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail this year.  Cornwall, in case you don’t know, is the most...

Mar 22, 2019 : Appalachian Gail
What We’ve Learned From One Week on the Trail

What We’ve Learned From One Week on the Trail

We started with great expectations. Stomp the Approach Trail, get to Springer, and start passing the white blazes. I didn't see me stopping at every staircase, taking a breath, looking...

Mar 20, 2019 : Angelina Petrozza
The End of My Walk Has Been Hard to Sum Up

The End of My Walk Has Been Hard to Sum Up

Hey all, It has been a long time since my last post. Good thing this isn't my job, cause I would have missed a few deadlines. I had a feeling...

Mar 7, 2019 : Christopher Keys
Depression, Surgeries, and Regeneration

Depression, Surgeries, and Regeneration

Well hello there, Trek folk! I must say, it has been over a year since I last updated this blog. I feel guilty about letting it go to the wayside,...

Feb 26, 2019 : Amber Redfield
The Impractical Practical Guide to Thru-Hike Preparations

The Impractical Practical Guide to Thru-Hike Preparations

Your ten-pound base gear is packed, abs are ripped, and your bank account balance is your best friend. Even if the stars aligned and all these fantasies were reality, the...

Jan 25, 2019 : Jacob Woods
The Subtle Art of Successful Hitchhiking

The Subtle Art of Successful Hitchhiking

Have you passed a hitchhiker and just kept going? Did the thought of stopping, offering a ride or support ever cross your mind? Or did you have somewhere else to...

Jan 22, 2019 : Lance Ness
Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Maximal Miles in Minimal Footwear: My AT Thru-Hike in Barefoot Shoes

Over 2,190 miles of coiled roots, sharp rocks, loose gravel, thick mud, slick leaves, snow past my knees, sheets of ice, wobbly wooden boards, river fords, and seemingly never-ending climbs...

Dec 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
How My Thru-Hike Ended-Georgia

How My Thru-Hike Ended-Georgia

Georgia (Nov. 10 - Nov. 14) 78 miles, five days It was an extremely long five days in the 14th and final state. Crossing into Georgia immediately meant the finish line was near...

Dec 4, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Happy Hiking In Tennessee and North Carolina

Happy Hiking In Tennessee and North Carolina

Tennessee/North Carolina (Oct. 21 to Nov. 10) 388 miles, 21 days  *The trail runs through this section in a complicated zig-zagging method between North Carolina and Tennessee as if only...

Nov 25, 2018 : Jenni Thompson