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What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

What It Feels Like to Finish a Thru-Hike

Two weeks before finishing my flip-flop through-hike of the Appalachian Trail, a day hiker I didn't know stopped me on the trail. "I know you! Ninja Hoops! I've been following your Instagram...

May 24, 2017 : Janel Healy
Back At It: Lashing Out My 2016 Thru-hike

Back At It: Lashing Out My 2016 Thru-hike

Okay. So I really haven't done 1400 miles of the Appalachian Trail this year. But continuing the theme I established last year—and as it turns out—continuing to follow the trail...

May 10, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Five (Final) Reasons to Flip-Flop your Thru-Hike

Five (Final) Reasons to Flip-Flop your Thru-Hike

Once you go unconventional, you never go back. It's been encouraging to hear from so many flip-flopping thru hikers since I started posting my own reasons for going this unconventional...

Jan 25, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Three More Reasons to Flip Flop on the AT

Three More Reasons to Flip Flop on the AT

Getting my trail legs on. The good reasons for doing a flip flop hike just keep piling up. For a variety of them, I'm starting north on April 26* at Grayson...

Jan 6, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Unconventional Wisdom:  Is a Flip-Flop Hike Right For You?

Unconventional Wisdom: Is a Flip-Flop Hike Right For You?

Unconventional Is My Middle Name For a long time, I’ve been convinced that the only way to hike the AT is to start on Springer Mountain and end on Katahdin.  I...

Jan 1, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Shrewsbury to Bennington

Shrewsbury to Bennington

    The Cairn Gardens^   Corn is Heavy! I had a delicious breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries, and fruit at the Perry house in the morning. They dropped...

Sep 27, 2016 : Hillary
1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

"Officially" Halfway I've made it to Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the "official" halfway point of the AT. For me, it's just over 1500 miles in. This is where I...

Sep 7, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
1300 Miles: Well That Was Fun.

1300 Miles: Well That Was Fun.

I'm known for finishing what I start and am one of those horrible parents who raised the kids to abide by the same supposition. So the thought of, to borrow a current political euphemism,

Sep 1, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
1200 Miles: Whoopie! Pies or Otherwise.

1200 Miles: Whoopie! Pies or Otherwise.

2016 Flip Flop: SNP to ME/SNP to GA After discovering that a single serving of pepperoni is considered to be ONLY eight slices and having loaded up my first of...

Aug 28, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
1100 Miles: Maine. Mahoosuc Notch. Moose.

1100 Miles: Maine. Mahoosuc Notch. Moose.

2016 Flip Flop: SNP to ME/SNP to GA The miles between 1100 and 1200 find me in Monson, Maine, the last town before reaching Katahdin, and a wifi connection, as...

Aug 13, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen