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VA to NH and the Final 450

VA to NH and the Final 450

Nearly 1,300 miles north on the Appalachian Trail from Damascus, VA, I'm on my first full recovery day since that town as well.  I can truly say I'm a thru-hiker,...

Apr 26, 2016 : Cole Farnum
Smokies to Damascus: Thoughts up to Mile 470

Smokies to Damascus: Thoughts up to Mile 470

From the site of Trail Days, a major in-season destination, I'm comfortably writing from Woodchuck hostel and about to spend my first night sleeping in a teepee.  Here are some...

Feb 17, 2016 : Cole Farnum
Springer to the Smokies: My First Month on the AT

Springer to the Smokies: My First Month on the AT

Snow is a great teacher. As I write, 30 miles from the northern end of the Smokies at Davenport Gap, I wanted to quickly check in and provide a glimpse...

Jan 27, 2016 : Cole Farnum
Staying Found pt. 2: Befriend Everyone on the Trail

Staying Found pt. 2: Befriend Everyone on the Trail

In my last entry,

Dec 28, 2015 : Cole Farnum
Staying Found pt. 1: Lost on the Lincoln Woods Trail

Staying Found pt. 1: Lost on the Lincoln Woods Trail

When we assemble enough of our gear in preparation for a thru-hike or any significant trip, we feel ready to take the show on the road and we dive right...

Dec 20, 2015 : Cole Farnum