Earl Shaffer

It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times

As planned I set out from Hanover after enjoying breakfast at Lou’s and hiked to Lincoln, NH.  I learned a few things hiking this section. Any hike leaving Hanover has...

Aug 6, 2018 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Review of Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Review of Earl Shaffer’s “Walking With Spring”

Earl Shaffer was both the first person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail and to NOLS) was pioneering and perfecting minimum impact camping, which later morphed into Leave No Trace (The...

Nov 17, 2017 : John Edward Harris
16 Appalachian Trail Personalities You Need to Know About

16 Appalachian Trail Personalities You Need to Know About

As time passes, the Appalachian Trail is growing in popularity, exposure, materialism, and participation. Before my thru-hike, I didn't think the trail was a popular thing and didn't even know that

Mar 19, 2014 : Cole Heathcott