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Jumping onto the AT @ ROCKFISH GAP

Jumping onto the AT @ ROCKFISH GAP

It is hard to argue that the Shenandoah National Park offers one of the most scenic and breathtaking views of most all of the Appalachian Trail. This morning was no...

May 11, 2016 : Mike Paschal
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
The Hidden Secret for Fending Off Bears and Mountain Lions

The Hidden Secret for Fending Off Bears and Mountain Lions

Predators of the trail, mountain lions and black bears loom large in the fear center of many backpackers' brains.  Rightfully so, they kill upwards of one person per year in the...

Jun 27, 2015 : Zach
Shenandoah Bears Hike Sobo

Shenandoah Bears Hike Sobo

A local volunteer named Miss Lady drove Pumpkin Butt and me back to the trailhead and immediately the Shenandoah National Park (SNP) was smooth hiking. I covered 20.1 miles to...

Jun 24, 2015 : David
6 Important Backpacking Lessons Learned on the Appalachian Trail

6 Important Backpacking Lessons Learned on the Appalachian Trail

All thru-hikers do embarrassingly stupid things on their hike—it’s part of the learning process and part of the fun. There’s just no way to learn how to live in the...

Nov 25, 2014 : Jessica Porter
Redemption

Redemption

Leaving home in less than 3 weeks which means after 14 months of planning and preparatory activity it is almost time for the main event! Last year did some get...

Feb 19, 2014 : David