emotional preparation

The Countdown to Springer: Four Weeks Out

The Countdown to Springer: Four Weeks Out

Hello fellow and future AT hikers! This is my first post for The Trek, and I’ll be honest—it’s taken me a few months to write this. I’ve re-written this post...

Mar 12, 2021 : Kelly B.
Eat the Ghost: Confronting the Trail Mind-Set

Eat the Ghost: Confronting the Trail Mind-Set

The trail turned my mind into a curious child, bored with the toys in his room, who decides to venture up into the darkened attic, where he starts opening boxes.

Jul 17, 2018 : Evan Johnson
My ‘why:’ I am hiking this trail & not quitting

My ‘why:’ I am hiking this trail & not quitting

Let's emotionally and mentally prepare for this hike! Here are my lists as to why I am hiking the Appalachian Trail and why I am not going to give up...

Oct 27, 2016 : Alli Huggins