#appalachiantrail

A toast to our excellent adventure! We have been so busy getting our life organized to be away for 6 months that we haven't had a chance to open all...

Mar 25, 2017 : Tortugamama
Bored-nothing to do: So you’re hiking the AT… now what?

Bored-nothing to do: So you’re hiking the AT… now what?

Digital media on the trail, part 1 So you’ve made the leap - you’re thru-hiking (or maybe you’re hiking a section). The call of the wild and the woods was...

Mar 24, 2017 : Aubri Drake
Shake it Off: My 2017 AT Shakedown and Breakdown

Shake it Off: My 2017 AT Shakedown and Breakdown

I'm completely prepared. Everything is settled, gear purchased and field tested. Best physical condition of my life. Mentally focused. I've trained like a gladiator. Never been more ready for

Mar 24, 2017 : Amber Jensen
Oh, Georgia: Trail Update #1

Oh, Georgia: Trail Update #1

Hi all, checking in from the To say these days off hurt my spirit would be an understatement. Only a couple days on the trail--only a few miles into the...

Mar 23, 2017 : Alli Huggins
Powders and Potions to Round Out a Pop-Tart Fueled Hike

Powders and Potions to Round Out a Pop-Tart Fueled Hike

Heads up, nutrition sticklers! I can’t believe I’ve only got five weeks to go before I get on the trail.  The time will both fly by and seem endless all at...

Mar 22, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Conquering the Demons—Let’s Talk about Ticks

Conquering the Demons—Let’s Talk about Ticks

Ugh…grossest thing ever. Last year I found a Raisinette on the floor.  "Hunh, that’s weird," I thought.  "We don’t eat Raisinettes here." You know the punchline, right?   A disgusting,

Mar 15, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Part 1: Learning to Walk the Walk

Part 1: Learning to Walk the Walk

Hey friends! Sorry we haven’t blogged in two weeks! The cell phone service hasn’t aligned too well with our desire to keep you updated on our trip. We're going to...

Mar 14, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

  Leave No Trace to me means respecting nature as if it were a holy site. Hi, everyone. My name is Jeremy. You can call me the "Barefoot" Hiker. This...

Mar 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Learning the Hard Way (Lessons from another not-so-successful shakedown hike)

Learning the Hard Way (Lessons from another not-so-successful shakedown hike)

Here in Maryland near South Mountain, we live in a little pocket of uncertain weather. Check half a dozen forecasts on any given day, and you'll get six wildly disparate...

Mar 8, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Umbrella on a Thru-Hike–Luxury, Necessity or Just Cray-Cray?

Umbrella on a Thru-Hike–Luxury, Necessity or Just Cray-Cray?

I'm talking myself into this! On a recent training hike, I pondered the idea of carrying an umbrella.  I’m not an umbrella person (I think they're kind of dorky), but...

Mar 8, 2017 : Deane Giordano