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Above and Below The Mason-Dixon Line

Above and Below The Mason-Dixon Line

7 Differences Between Starting with the Herd Halfway Vs Starting in Georgia Okay, technically I started my hike last spring a couple hundred miles below the Mason-Dixon line, at Rockfish Gap

Jun 16, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
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

May 24, 2017 : Janel Healy
My Scariest Moment on the Appalachian Trail

My Scariest Moment on the Appalachian Trail

Always check the weather before you camp on an exposed summit at 5,000 feet... Everyone always asks me if I ever felt afraid as a solo female doing a flip-flop through-hike...

Apr 25, 2017 : Janel Healy
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
200 Miles: Hair. Hostels. Fellow Flip Floppers.

200 Miles: Hair. Hostels. Fellow Flip Floppers.

2016 Flip Flop: SNP to ME/SNP to GA “Her hair is like the curling mist That shades the mountain-side at e’en.” - Robert Burns I stopped packing a comb on my...

May 7, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Bronchitis. Bear. Shenandoah Burning: The First Flipping 100 Miles

Bronchitis. Bear. Shenandoah Burning: The First Flipping 100 Miles

I left Wisconsin with snow falling heading east in search of spring. I also had the smallest of coughs. By the time I hit the trail two days later, I definitely...

May 1, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Alternative Thru-Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Alternative Thru-Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Tired of rush hour traffic? Tired of standing in line for everything. Did Black Friday crowds get you down? Planning an escape to the Appalachian Trail to get away from...

Jan 2, 2016 : Guest Post
10 Reasons You’ll Love a Flip Flop Thru Hike

10 Reasons You’ll Love a Flip Flop Thru Hike

There are three types of thru hike routes on the AT-- NOBO: Starting in Georgia and heading northbound to Maine, SOBO: starting in Maine and heading southbound to Georgia, and Flip-flopping:

Sep 24, 2015 : Carla Robertson
Flipping Out About Flip Flopping: Part 2

Flipping Out About Flip Flopping: Part 2

Rational Justifications In here. They aim to disperse hikers across a broader range of the trail decreasing pressure on southern resources. The ATC recognizes all hikers completing more than 2,000

Aug 31, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Flipping Out About Flip Flopping: Part 1

Flipping Out About Flip Flopping: Part 1

Emotional Justifications So. I want to be Bliss, Yellow Bird and Outlier. I want to be scrambling up those final, dramatic 5.2 hand-over-hand miles from the penultimate night spent in...

Aug 30, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen