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Prepping my Pack

Prepping my Pack

Waterproofing by modified 5.11 RUSH

Apr 1, 2021 : CPT Petkoff
Neels Gap to Franklin

Neels Gap to Franklin

Well, I made it farther than 25 percent of hikers! After passing through Mountain Crossings without giving my shoes up to the shoe tree, I have now made it past...

Mar 15, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
And So Our Story Begins…

And So Our Story Begins…

"Load the car and write the note, grab your bag and grab your coat, tell the ones that need to know, we are headed North." -The Avett Brothers

Feb 26, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
A life worth looking back on

A life worth looking back on

I know these introductions are very cringe-worthy, repetitive, and could be classified as small talk that in reality, doesn’t capture anyone’s attention. So, ill say it as concise and entertaining...

Feb 8, 2021 : Marcelo Vargas
Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

This loss has given me a new mission. A new purpose, if you will, to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Now I'm hiking for Raz.

Feb 5, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
The Three C’s of Pandemic Thru-Hiking

The Three C’s of Pandemic Thru-Hiking

Cancel, Continue or Change? Perhaps one of the most important factors when prepping for a thru-hike is flexibility in both body and mind. Add a global pandemic to the mix...

Jan 26, 2021 : J.D./ La Loon
Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

It's hard to believe I leave for Georgia in six weeks.

Jan 15, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

This post details why I chose to go with a hammock over a tent and will address some of the drawbacks of my choice. If you're interested in using a...

Jan 7, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Gear – All the Small Things

Gear – All the Small Things

All these things are just as integral to getting me to Katahdin as my pack or my hammock. Each piece will have its part to play.

Dec 29, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
The Unlikely Inspiration of Rachel Joyce: A Book Report

The Unlikely Inspiration of Rachel Joyce: A Book Report

“There was no hiding. The rain shot at Harold’s waterproof jacket and down his neck, and even up the elasticize rims of his sleeves. The drops hit like peppercorns. Late...

Dec 27, 2020 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen