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NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

I have gotten back on the Appalachian Trail after the tumultuous trials of broken toes, fallen heroes and July 4th shenanigans. I headed back into the Shenandoah National Park and...

Jul 9, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
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
Completely Normal Last Minute Preparations Prior To A Thru-Hike…Right?

Completely Normal Last Minute Preparations Prior To A Thru-Hike…Right?

I am writing this late at night on my laptop from my parents' Appalachian farm. My black lab snoozes at my feet and I can hear owls hooting in the...

Apr 20, 2017 : Ashley Hill
700 Miles: A Third Of The Way Q&A

700 Miles: A Third Of The Way Q&A

2016 Flip Flop: SNP to ME/SNP to GA And then I hiked 700 miles. One of the things that has been hard about writing up these hundred mile summaries is...

Jul 2, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
500 Miles: Feet. Food. Mixed Feelings.

500 Miles: Feet. Food. Mixed Feelings.

2016 Flip Flop: SNP to ME/SNP to GA “But I would walk 500 miles.” -The Proclaimers (highly selected lyrics) Feet The rocks continue to be brutal, but I reached 500...

Jun 18, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
400 Miles: Nasty, Filthy Rocks. We Hates Them.

400 Miles: Nasty, Filthy Rocks. We Hates Them.

2016 Flip Flop: SNP to ME/SNP to GA The second half of Pennsylvania's 229 Appalachian trail miles is making me feel decidedly Gollumish—or worse—like a sullen teenager. I have found...

Jun 2, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Why Flip-Floppin’ Away Will Increase Your Chances for a Successful Thru-hike!

Why Flip-Floppin’ Away Will Increase Your Chances for a Successful Thru-hike!

First of all, what the hell is a flip-flop besides a potentially good option for a camp shoe? A flip-flop is a type of hike that gives you an edge...

Feb 21, 2016 : Clarity