Backpacking

Ice, Snow and Kenny Powers

Ice, Snow and Kenny Powers

Day 26:  AT Miles 18.8 -- Flint Mountain to Bald Mountain Shelter The rumors were true. I opened my eyes and there was 2 inches of fresh snow. That would...

Apr 19, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Georgia Wrap Up

Georgia Wrap Up

It has been a challenge finding the time to keep up to date on journaling, so I will wrap up the rest of Georgia in this post. Trail Magic On...

Apr 18, 2024 : Tyler Hobbit Roerick
Hot Springs

Hot Springs

Day 20:  AT Miles 15.5 -- Standing Bear to Roaring Fork Shelter My day started today by walking across the yard to the kitchen where there was already fresh coffee...

Apr 12, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Oops I Did It Again

Oops I Did It Again

Why One Thru-Hike Just Wasn't Enough Welp, my mother's biggest nightmare has inevitably come true. In just a few short days, I'll be setting out to attempt a thru-hike of...

Apr 11, 2024 : Alexa Carpenter
Out of the Smokies

Out of the Smokies

Day 15: AT Miles 15.1 -- Fontana Dam to Russell Field Shelter Today I woke up bright and early in the hotel room and got packed up. I wanted to...

Apr 5, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
In The Blink of 5 Days

In The Blink of 5 Days

I hopped off the bus at San Diego Old Station and looked around, trying to get my bearings. I went under a tunnel and came up the other side where...

Apr 1, 2024 : Saida Garcia
Still Going After Three Weeks

Still Going After Three Weeks

Day 11:  AT Miles 12.7 -- Burningtown Gap to NOC Last night was just as cold as the night before but with much stronger winds. In fact, around 10:00 p.m....

Mar 29, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Suffering, Purpose, and Stride: A Few Lessons from 110 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

Suffering, Purpose, and Stride: A Few Lessons from 110 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

My Journey to the Trail My trail name is “Atlas” and, as I’m writing this, I’m a NOBO AT thru-hiker. I don’t know what I was thinking when I set...

Mar 27, 2024 : Atlas
Found My Trail Name

Found My Trail Name

I was typing the last blog while staying at a cheap motel in the town of Hiawassee. I had just got done washing up my clothes in the sink and...

Mar 25, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
I’m scared of the CDT

I’m scared of the CDT

Hopeful Triple Crown thru-hiker, Al Marriott aka Lookout, has some fears going into his next long-distance hiking adventure: The Continental Divide Trail.

Mar 23, 2024 : Al Marriott