AT Preparation

Preparing to be a 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

Preparing to be a 2017 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

Preparing for my AT Thru-Hike Finally, 42 years after I first stated my desire to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, I will begin that trek next year at the age of 67.  Hardly...

Jun 20, 2016 : Tom Abel
A Summary of Things: I quit my job.

A Summary of Things: I quit my job.

The Appalachian Trail idea sparked my interest while ago. At that time, a thru-hike seemed more beautiful than challenging; more ethereal than rugged. Henri was the one who brought it...

May 6, 2016 : Lauren Hafley
Did You Sleep in the Woods Yet?

Did You Sleep in the Woods Yet?

The first time I stood on the Appalachian Trail was at Perkins observatory on New York's Bear Mountain, in 1983. My father took my brother and me camping, the three...

Nov 19, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
Prepare Now, for Time is Short

Prepare Now, for Time is Short

As I prepare more for my hike this next Spring I keep telling people how much I wish it was already March so I could be on trail heading north to Maine....

Nov 18, 2015 : Tiffany Taylor Korrigan
Pour Some Sugar On Me

Pour Some Sugar On Me

The days are getting shorter, the trees are rapidly being stripped of their leaves and all too soon, hiking trails here in Wisconsin will turn into powdery XC ski trails....

Nov 4, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen