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Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

It's hard to believe I leave for Georgia in six weeks.

Jan 15, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

This post details why I chose to go with a hammock over a tent and will address some of the drawbacks of my choice. If you're interested in using a...

Jan 7, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Why am I putting my life on hold to hike the AT in 2021?

Why am I putting my life on hold to hike the AT in 2021?

While I was researching the various books on the AT, one stood out to me. "Appalachian Trials" by our very own Zach Davis. What makes this book stand out from...

Dec 30, 2020 : Wandering Geo
Gear – All the Small Things

Gear – All the Small Things

All these things are just as integral to getting me to Katahdin as my pack or my hammock. Each piece will have its part to play.

Dec 29, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Hiking The Wonderland Trail… almost

Hiking The Wonderland Trail… almost

When a hike goes to plan, the sun is shining, birds are singing, and rainbows abound… then you wake up. Fact; Some hikes turn into massive dumpster fires. This was...

Dec 29, 2020 : J.D./ La Loon
My First Backpacking Trip

My First Backpacking Trip

A story of my first backpacking trip and what I can take away from it for my thru hike.

Dec 25, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

A trip report from my recent shakedown hike on the Appalachian Trail from Neels Gap to Fontana Dam.

Dec 12, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
The Process of Postponing a Dream

The Process of Postponing a Dream

Unless you've been living under a rock or have the hiking style of Grandma Gatewood, you've no doubt noticed that many hikers are lamenting having to postpone their thru-hikes as...

Mar 21, 2020 : Zach Terpstra
Standing Bear to Hot Springs, NC – Coronavirus Update

Standing Bear to Hot Springs, NC – Coronavirus Update

Today will have some tough climbs and a more than the usual number of breaks. I leave Standing Bear and almost immediately begin a tough climb. During the ascent  I...

Mar 18, 2020 : James Aguilar
Time Will Come: Processing and Accepting “Failure”

Time Will Come: Processing and Accepting “Failure”

This article is for anyone who didn’t make it. Not to the final mile on Katahdin or Springer, but to mile zero to start such a sought-after journey.

Mar 9, 2020 : Lauren Planas