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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
Everything you Need to Know About Maildrops on the Appalachian Trail

Everything you Need to Know About Maildrops on the Appalachian Trail

Maildrops are hard to wrap your mind around as you plan an Appalachian Trail thru-hike. Rest assured, you will figure out your system after a couple of maildrops. Click here for...

Apr 12, 2016 : Clarity
Seeing the Elephants

Seeing the Elephants

Long-distance hikers are cut from the same cloth as pioneers. If dropped in 19th century America, we too would’ve struck it out west on the Oregon Trail (2,100 miles). The...

Nov 17, 2015 : C.M. Pagels
Acorns are Falling on my Head

Acorns are Falling on my Head

10 Days of Rain The rain started as I descended into Damascus and I couldn't have been more happier about it. I've never been too concerned about the weather and...

Oct 13, 2015 : C.M. Pagels
So Long, Citrus Bandit

So Long, Citrus Bandit

Mice Strike Back Curfluffle. The sound of a small bag falling woke me in the night. Blinking confusingly, I turn over into my warm sleeping bag. Sweet Roll said that...

Sep 28, 2015 : C.M. Pagels
Into Autumn

Into Autumn

Boom. Out of the corner of my eye a globe red-orange light erupted twenty yards southwest of me and sounded like a 10-guage shotgun going off next to my head....

Sep 15, 2015 : C.M. Pagels
Looking at My Feet

Looking at My Feet

Looking for a bed I lost my way, or rather, my mind wasn't right when I regrouped the trail again. Seeking, seeking, I'm always seeking for creature comforts. But, more...

Aug 18, 2015 : C.M. Pagels
Hot-pot, Cicadas, Sesquicentennial, Verdant Fields, and Disappointment

Hot-pot, Cicadas, Sesquicentennial, Verdant Fields, and Disappointment

Hot-Pot is straight kill-ah It's easy to know that I will change my mind, but less so when I will do it. The first night in the Wilderness, my mind...

Aug 12, 2015 : C.M. Pagels
Why You Should Definitely NOT Hike the AT

Why You Should Definitely NOT Hike the AT

1.  You’ll miss out on a lot of TV. Sure, Netflix will still be there – But think of all the spoilers you’ll be exposed to when months-old references become...

Aug 11, 2015 : Maggie Wallace
Baptism Through Fire-100 Mile-Wilderness

Baptism Through Fire-100 Mile-Wilderness

Circumstances Change for the Changeling Millinocket, ME, Appalachian Trail Cafe- Outside the Wilderness there is a Moosehead Lake tourist town called Greenville. My father's mother's kin are buried

Jul 25, 2015 : C.M. Pagels