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Checkpoints and Celebrations

Checkpoints and Celebrations

Firestarter and I packed out a special just-out-of-town feast, a celebration for the celebrations to come: drumsticks, corn, and beer. We grilled it all up at the Molly Denton Shelter...

Jun 29, 2015 : David
2014 Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker Stats Are In and They Are Surprising

2014 Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker Stats Are In and They Are Surprising

Today Jennifer Pharr Davis and I sent a tweet asking the AT Conservancy if the updated 2014 Thru Hiker stats were online and low and behold they let us know...

Jan 27, 2015 : Jeff Vreeland
Giving Back: Volunteer for the ATC’s Corridor Stewardship Program

Giving Back: Volunteer for the ATC’s Corridor Stewardship Program

Maintaining the Appalachian Trail requires a ton of work, like painting blazes, creating steps, controlling erosion and building bog boards. But there is work that goes on just out of...

Dec 24, 2014 : Jessica Porter
The Thru-Hiker’s Code of Conduct

The Thru-Hiker’s Code of Conduct

If you take one piece of advice away from this website, let it be this post. Recently, the Baxter State Park Authority issued a letter to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy...

Dec 18, 2014 : Zach
From Thru-Hiker to Volunteer: How to Give Back

From Thru-Hiker to Volunteer: How to Give Back

Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail makes you very thankful for the volunteers who maintain it. All it takes is a stretch of trail with very full privies and neglected shelters, faded...

Nov 12, 2014 : Jessica Porter