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Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

I shuffle through the remains of my food bag where the instant mashed potatoes and ramen packets now float in tuna sauce and oatmeal flakes. My trash ziplock is now...

May 2, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
You’re Hiking What?!

You’re Hiking What?!

Since joining the Appalachian Trail community, I've received lots of support and useful tips and tricks to make it through. My family isn't as eager. Sister: You're crazy but I think...

Oct 26, 2016 : Adeline
Making it a Family Thing

Making it a Family Thing

If you look back to my (terrible) introductory post you may be able to decipher that as well as me earning my thru-hiker stripes in 2014, my parents have also...

Mar 29, 2016 : Raven
The Final State

The Final State

After 9.4 miles I sat down for lunch beside a little sign: The final state. What was there to think? What did this really mean? I kept hiking. The terrain for the rest...

Oct 12, 2015 : David
Max Patch and Chillin with the Mayor

Max Patch and Chillin with the Mayor

Clear and blustery Day 25 ended on top of Max Patch, a sprawling grassy bald overlooking miles of hills and mountains. As golden hour fell it became photo-op heaven. A...

Apr 21, 2015 : David
Telling Your Family You’re Moving to the Woods

Telling Your Family You’re Moving to the Woods

Or, "Tell me about your trip! I'll try to keep a straight face for this." Next April, my significant other and I are undertaking a massive challenge. A journey that...

Aug 12, 2014 : Cori