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Thru Hike Story Time

Thru Hike Story Time

The entertainment of choice for Backtrack’s birthday was a storm brewing in the distance. The clouds were full of lightning and along with Michelangelo and Finch we sat watching with...

Apr 5, 2016 : Sara Douma
Three Important Black Bear Safety Tips

Three Important Black Bear Safety Tips

If you spent a week hiking through Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia and you didn't see a black bear, odds are good that you were walking with your eyes closed....

Feb 6, 2016 : Connor Adams
Pennsylvania Insurance

Pennsylvania Insurance

The rocks are hidden beneath a blanket of leaves! When people talk of PA and the trail all you hear about are rocks, rocks, rocks, and more rocks. Oh don't...

Nov 9, 2015 : Gator Tater
The Five – No, Six – Questions This (Hopeful) Thru Hiker is Already Tired of Hearing

The Five – No, Six – Questions This (Hopeful) Thru Hiker is Already Tired of Hearing

I have already heard these questions 100 times or more. It's easy to forget that while I have been "all AT, all the time" for the past year or more,...

Dec 31, 2014 : Kate Spillane Balano