AT2017

Cruel Tricks: Dealing with Injuries & Depression

Cruel Tricks: Dealing with Injuries & Depression

First off, let me say hello again to anyone who has been following along, as well as the folks who are reading my blog for the first time! It's been a long while since...

Aug 21, 2017 : Amber Redfield
Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

Congratulations to These Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

It's that time of year again! Congratulations! Thru-hikers from all over are crossing the finish line. Whether you are a NOBO summiting Katahdin, a SOBO on your way to Springer,...

Aug 21, 2017 : Ben Barrett
Well, I’m Not Dead Yet

Well, I’m Not Dead Yet

On to Massachusetts!

Aug 19, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Katahdin, 100-Mile Wilderness, and What made the Cut

Katahdin, 100-Mile Wilderness, and What made the Cut

Greetings from Monson! On August 1, my husband, Ian, and I summited Katahdin on a wonderful, bluebird day. Also, the Sawmill Bar & Grill in Millinocket has an awesome deal...

Aug 12, 2017 : Megan Landstine
Getting My Slack Packer Glow On

Getting My Slack Packer Glow On

I met Namaste in Virginia at the Woods Hole Hostel (where we all held hands and expressed gratitude for things like coffee and a dry place to sleep and trail...

Aug 10, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
As Much A Mental Hike

As Much A Mental Hike

Pictured: Abscess on a thru-hiker's knee.He continued hiking.The Strongest Think They Are StrongThru-hiking wasn't something I felt prepared for. As a Hawaii hiker, I spent many years

Aug 8, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Farewell, For Now

Farewell, For Now

I am writing this during a four hour long Greyhound layover in New York City...too far from the trail for my taste. The sky has a sickly yellow glow, piles...

Aug 7, 2017 : Ashley Hill
An Ode to My Broken Trekking Pole: Going Emotionally Ultra Light

An Ode to My Broken Trekking Pole: Going Emotionally Ultra Light

With every step I took my trekking pole got a little shorter. Every time it hit the ground it seemed to shrink. I tried locking it again and again but...

Aug 4, 2017 : Leah
How to Train for the Thru-Hiker Olympics

How to Train for the Thru-Hiker Olympics

Massachusetts is pretty, y'all! I'm taking a zero today in Great Barrington, MA. It's my first day off in about 600 miles. That's a lot of consecutive days of hiking...

Jul 27, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Hi Gina, I told you there would be a blog about our adventure and your being such a cool trail angel. As we walked past the 1100-mile marker, the day...

Jul 26, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk