AT2022

First, Reflection and Honoring

First, Reflection and Honoring

  I spent much of the first days of my Appalachian Trail thru hike reflecting on all that coalesced to allow me the time to embark on this walk. The...

Apr 22, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Days 21-24 The Smokies: Part 1

Days 21-24 The Smokies: Part 1

We woke up to a beautiful morning with the sun shining over Fontana Lake. We crossed the dam and nervously eyed the ridge we were about to start climbing. Right...

Apr 8, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 18-20 NOC to Fontana

Days 18-20 NOC to Fontana

We left the NOC with an annoyingly expensive resupply in our packs and bellies full of breakfast, ready to take on the longest climb yet. We felt great for the...

Apr 3, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Days 13-17 100 miles and Balds!

Days 13-17 100 miles and Balds!

Hot Dog dropped us off back at Deep Gap on Saturday night where some folks were already camped and graciously had a fire waiting for us after we got set...

Apr 1, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Week 2- Hello Tylerin, Goodbye Georgia!

Week 2- Hello Tylerin, Goodbye Georgia!

We left Helen on Tuesday crammed into a truck bed with eight people's backpacks (thanks Grace!) and hit the trail with high spirits. The climb out of Unicoi was brutally...

Mar 26, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
Brain Dump Before Springer Mountain

Brain Dump Before Springer Mountain

There are few days until my partner, Ryan, and I head to Springer Mountain to start our NOBO. This will be both of our first times backpacking or attempting a...

Mar 9, 2022 : Olivia Gerstenbacher
What’s in the Backpack?

What’s in the Backpack?

Mirage's stuff! Bryce's stuff! What does one need to hike 2194.3 miles? The answer can be both short and sweet or long and complicated. We are going to try to...

Mar 8, 2022 : Pinky and The Brain
THIS is the day….

THIS is the day….

But NOT the One I Planned for... NOT the day I make my announcement that I'm going to attempt a thru hike. NOT the day I post the iconic pic...

Jan 28, 2022 : Carla
Welcome

Welcome

You're invited to read along as I walk along the Appalachian Trail. (First backpacking selfie, 2015) WHO:  Hi, my name is MG. I’m a first-generation Filipina-American woman and I’m privileged...

Jan 23, 2022 : MG Hibionada