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Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Mighty Blue Goes Number Two on Stories From the Trail

Steve Adams, trail name Mighty Blue, is on the Appalachian Trail, again. Best known for his hiking memoirs Creaking Geezer, Hidden Flagon and Three Weddings and a Sabbatical, he also...

Jul 13, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

Stories from the Trail Summer Movie Shakedown: A Walk In The Woods

Fozzie, Voldemort, and I, rewatched this "beloved classic" film recently and on purpose so that it would be fresh in our minds while we compared notes on our experiences. We...

Jun 19, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Raising Awareness Triple Crown Style Some trail names demand a backstory, while others need no explanation. When you meet someone called Billy Goat or Legend, for instance, it's safe to...

Apr 30, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Blackalachian on The Underground Railroad Trail Most notable for calling attention to the Discord for one of our Join our community AND support the show! Blackalachian on Instagram Reptar

Jan 23, 2019 : Gary Sizer
What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

Class is in session! To help prep for your long-distance hike, we begin by addressing common new-hiker fears - what are you afraid of? To answer that, we present the first...

Jan 8, 2019 : Gary Sizer
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 Tonkin
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