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Why Western Medicine Misses the Mark on Lyme Disease: An Interview with Stephen Harrod Buhner

Why Western Medicine Misses the Mark on Lyme Disease: An Interview with Stephen Harrod Buhner

As it turns out, everything we've been told about Lyme disease is wrong. Conventional wisdom states that Lyme disease results from being bitten by a deer tick infected with a certain strain of

Jun 23, 2016 : Zach
Health and Body: 5 Rarely Discussed Realities of Thru-Hiking the AT

Health and Body: 5 Rarely Discussed Realities of Thru-Hiking the AT

Hiking is hard on the body. As a thru-hiker, you start this journey with the expectation of blisters, sore muscles, and fatigue. But are you aware of some of the other...

Mar 14, 2016 : Glacier-Swiss
The Power of Feet

The Power of Feet

If I've learned anything from hiking, it is the power of feet. Since I do not wear anything as restrictive as hiking boots on my hands, I have my opposable...

Feb 11, 2016 : Joe Schmidt
Report: Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus “Worse Than Lyme Disease”

Report: Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus “Worse Than Lyme Disease”

If thoughts of Lyme Disease were enough to keep you up at night, you might want to hide under covers after hearing this: rose to double-digit numbers in 2011 and...

Apr 10, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
Getting your rows in a duck! short list of pre-trail reminders

Getting your rows in a duck! short list of pre-trail reminders

Start getting comfortable with being uncomfortable Its crunch time! Saving money and working overtime might be your life at the moment, but in months or weeks (depending on when you...

Jan 2, 2015 : Wolfgang
Tiny Terrors of the AT: Dirty Details About Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease

Tiny Terrors of the AT: Dirty Details About Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease

Forget bears, forget thunderstorms, forget things that go bump in the night: the real terror on the Appalachian Trail is the size of a sesame seed—or smaller. The eastern deer...

Dec 8, 2014 : Jordan Bowman
Using the Buddy System: Yoga & Thru-Hiking

Using the Buddy System: Yoga & Thru-Hiking

Early this year, Madison Dragana published a killer article on the mindbodyconnect on your smartphone for studios in your area). Not only does yoga assist in the mental training for a...

Dec 5, 2014 : Tory Anne Wilkinson