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Crossing to PA : Last One Wins

Crossing to PA : Last One Wins

Barefoot is still here. And still moving. I've regrouped with part of my tramily as "Bags" has managed to catch up to me. He'd been away at a wedding but...

Jul 19, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
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
The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

Some of you may recall the 1974 book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig. If not, the play on my title...

Jun 25, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

I shuffle through the remains of my food bag where the instant mashed potatoes and ramen packets now float in tuna sauce and oatmeal flakes. My trash ziplock is now...

May 2, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
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
Episode #61 – Shane Mauss Breaks Both Of His Heels At The Same Time

Episode #61 – Shane Mauss Breaks Both Of His Heels At The Same Time

In 2014 Shane Mauss, a stand-up comedian, went for a hike in Sedona, AZ...at the end of that hike, Shane had two broken heels. Shane might have told this story...

Oct 24, 2016 : Pox & Puss Podcast
No Introduction, No Thru-Hike

No Introduction, No Thru-Hike

I guess I better introduce myself so I can do this thru-hike. Is that how it works? My name is Scott Farley and I am a thru-hiker class of 2017....

Jul 19, 2016 : Scott Farley
Follow Frost in ‘The Long Start to the Journey’

Follow Frost in ‘The Long Start to the Journey’

THE AT MOVIE called "THE LONG START TO THE JOURNEY" "The best way out is always through," —Robert Frost Much more intimate than most other films centered around the Appalachian...

Nov 24, 2015 : Kayla Carter
14 Things to Consider When Hiking with a Beginner Hiker

14 Things to Consider When Hiking with a Beginner Hiker

So your hiking addiction and geographical location has sparked the interest of friends and family. People officially call you ‘that hiker chick or dude’ behind your back. Congrats! You will...

Oct 1, 2015 : Madison Dragna
Almost Out of Pennsylvania! (Pennsyl-ROCKS-YA)

Almost Out of Pennsylvania! (Pennsyl-ROCKS-YA)

    Unofficially Halfway We hiked into Harper's Ferry, West Virginia on July 2nd. Harper's Ferry is the unofficial halfway point - it is the town in which a thru-hiker...

Jul 20, 2015 : Tee Corley