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End of Book 1: New Hampshire and Maine

End of Book 1: New Hampshire and Maine

As I recount the past few weeks, I find myself bewildered by how time, and trail progress passes me by. It has been hundreds of kilometers since Lincoln. We have...

Aug 12, 2022 : Mountain Goat
An Overdue Homage to Smugness

An Overdue Homage to Smugness

Smugness! 823 miles down, and I feel it necessary to make clear some things that may not have been explicitely and accurately represented in my previous posts. For those who...

Jul 1, 2022 : Mountain Goat
The Never-Mentioned States

The Never-Mentioned States

When you start researching the Appalachian Trail, there are common challenges and states that reoccur in your searches. Before you embark, you feel well prepared for all the things coming

Jun 7, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Pennsylvania…

Pennsylvania…

The Good Contrary to popular belief, Pennsylvania (PA) is not all bad. There's much to be celebrated in this state, and much to be missed. A Smugness on a fun...

May 14, 2022 : Mountain Goat
5 Things Not to do in Your First Week

5 Things Not to do in Your First Week

1. Don't Have a Long Travel Itinerary We started our flip-flop with an extremely long commute: Victoria-Vancouver, via ferry at 2100, on April 23rd; Vancouver-Calgary, via air at

May 3, 2022 : Mountain Goat
My American Appalachian Adventure

My American Appalachian Adventure

A brief introduction into an Australian based 2020 SOBO AT Thru-hiker.

Feb 25, 2020 : Jacob Payne
19 Days of Intermission Featuring Florence

19 Days of Intermission Featuring Florence

On the list of displaced people from Florence, it is unlikely that Appalachian Trail thru-hiker might pop up. Yet, we are here. The trail, our home, is closed. We are...

Sep 16, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
And We’re Off

And We’re Off

Well that was a wild ride. Pops and I just finished a 15.4-mile day, capping off a three-day, 38.8-mile journey. It was a lot. It may have been a bit...

Apr 3, 2018 : Christopher Keys
The GOOD(news), the SORE(bod) & the GNARLY(details) of THRU-HIKE TRAINING

The GOOD(news), the SORE(bod) & the GNARLY(details) of THRU-HIKE TRAINING

Ever since we, my daughter Alexa and I, decided to SOBO thru-hike beginning in June, strength training has been THE hot topic: charts, schedules, fully loaded hikes, gym workouts, me...

Feb 18, 2017 : Kate Stillwell