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Cruel Tricks: Dealing with Injuries & Depression

Cruel Tricks: Dealing with Injuries & Depression

First off, let me say hello again to anyone who has been following along, as well as the folks who are reading my blog for the first time! It's been a long while since...

Aug 21, 2017 : Amber Redfield
Home is Where my Tent is (at least for now)

Home is Where my Tent is (at least for now)

I have spent the last 88 miles in Massachusetts. This is the only state the AT passes through that I have lived in and have some real claim to. Walking...

Aug 14, 2017 : Leah
As Much A Mental Hike

As Much A Mental Hike

Pictured: Abscess on a thru-hiker's knee.He continued hiking.The Strongest Think They Are StrongThru-hiking wasn't something I felt prepared for. As a Hawaii hiker, I spent many years

Aug 8, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Farewell, For Now

Farewell, For Now

I am writing this during a four hour long Greyhound layover in New York City...too far from the trail for my taste. The sky has a sickly yellow glow, piles...

Aug 7, 2017 : Ashley Hill
An Ode to My Broken Trekking Pole: Going Emotionally Ultra Light

An Ode to My Broken Trekking Pole: Going Emotionally Ultra Light

With every step I took my trekking pole got a little shorter. Every time it hit the ground it seemed to shrink. I tried locking it again and again but...

Aug 4, 2017 : Leah
Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Hi Gina, I told you there would be a blog about our adventure and your being such a cool trail angel. As we walked past the 1100-mile marker, the day...

Jul 26, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Don’t worry, I’m alive!

Don’t worry, I’m alive!

My first week on the trail, I met a hiker sketching the surrounding scene in a shelter. She was peering off into the gray rain, sitting quietly to herself, and...

Jul 26, 2017 : Casie Frederick
Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Dear Diary,  I may have gone a little mad from the Rollercoaster. Who thought that was a good idea?  The black dot is a bear. I was FAR away. "Pink...

Jul 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Back in the Saddle…or Not?

Back in the Saddle…or Not?

The verdict about my knees came in.  The good news is that I don't have any stress fractures.  The bad news is...I don't have any stress fractures. There aren't any...

Jul 8, 2017 : Gail Barrett
One Last Milestone Before The Finish

One Last Milestone Before The Finish

For northbound thru-hikers (NoBos) starting in Georgia, the 2000-mile milestone marker materializes within a relatively flat forested section of the Appalachian Trail, just before reaching the town

Jul 7, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen