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Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Who wants some birthday cake? (If you’re currently hiking a trail, that’s a definite yes). This year, 2018, is the 50th birthday of the national scenic trails. This special designation...

May 13, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Wild Walking Through the Smokies and Beyond

Hey, y'all! Long time, no blog. Busy out here, ya know, living this grueling life with all these responsibilities. Like walking, eating, sleeping, repeat. But much has occurred since then,...

May 11, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Pox & Puss Episode #68 – Trail Days 2016 with Lucky

Pox & Puss Episode #68 – Trail Days 2016 with Lucky

We continue our Trail Days 2016 interviews with Lucky. Lucky and her boyfriend Little Santa came all the way from hike the Appalachian Trail. Be sure to visit

May 8, 2018 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Every Kind of Cold

Every Kind of Cold

It’s hard to remember what I considered ‘cold’ before starting this hike. I remember regular cryotherapy sessions, cold plunges, and the occasional cold front that warranted checking porch steps

May 7, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Blue Skies Chase Away the Rainy Day Blahs

Blue Skies Chase Away the Rainy Day Blahs

When I left Marion it was another miserable rainy day. I have now realized that I absolutely hate hiking in the rain. I trudged on, though after a few hours...

May 6, 2018 : Noel Nason
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Maine

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Maine

All good things come to an end... but it was never that good. **Note: the following remarks are not meant to reflect adversely on the AT, but on my experience...

May 4, 2018 : Kimberly "Ronin" Huber
Damascus to Marion, VA

Damascus to Marion, VA

Damascus, not what you might think. I was so happy to finally reach Damascus until I actually got to Damascus. Every one had said it was a small town, I...

Apr 22, 2018 : Noel Nason
Who Dat Hiking?

Who Dat Hiking?

Who's crazy enough to do this? Some of you reading this probably are curious why someone would want to leave the comforts of regular life to go walk in the...

Apr 15, 2018 : Christopher Keys
Update 5: Days 4-6

Update 5: Days 4-6

Here’s my newest video update from the trail! It’s been an exciting first week and I’m really starting to get the hang of backpacking life! Let me know if you...

Apr 14, 2018 : Liz Kidder
Be Stubborn: Advice from a Two-Time Thru-Hiker

Be Stubborn: Advice from a Two-Time Thru-Hiker

"Be stubborn," said the two-time AT thru-hiker I ran into at Cloudland Canyon's south rim during my final shakedown hike. It felt like strange advice coming from the owner of...

Apr 11, 2018 : Rachel Poole