guns

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
You’re taking a gun, right?

You’re taking a gun, right?

Most folks who announce their intentions to thru hike the AT get asked the same series of questions.  But I keep getting one in particular. It's typically some variation of the...

Mar 22, 2016 : Dylan Niknot
Seven Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Guns and Bears

Seven Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Guns and Bears

Weeks ago I had suggested to some hiker friends that I might write a blog weighing in on discussions from social media regarding the Scott Jurek controversy. But today I'm...

Sep 10, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
Alligators are Essentially Dinosaurs (or, why I don’t need a gun on the AT)

Alligators are Essentially Dinosaurs (or, why I don’t need a gun on the AT)

Let me explain to you, the internet, how I have been explaining to people I know why I am not going to be bringing a gun on the Appalachian Trail, to...

Jan 27, 2015 : Stix (Maggie Quamme)
Danger (And The Fear Of It) On The Appalachian Trail

Danger (And The Fear Of It) On The Appalachian Trail

“Are you bringing a gun?”  “A gun?! I’ve never even shot a gun! Why does everyone think I should carry a gun?! I can barely pick up my pack as...

Feb 25, 2014 : Carlie Gentry