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Irma Affects Home, Crossing Into New Hampshire, Mile 1800

Irma Affects Home, Crossing Into New Hampshire, Mile 1800

  NOBOs and Tough Times Making (S)miles Northbound bubbles have been springing up everywhere as town hubs and shelters are continuing to fill with more than the weekend section hiker.

Sep 17, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
As Much A Mental Hike

As Much A Mental Hike

Pictured: Abscess on a thru-hiker's knee.He continued hiking.The Strongest Think They Are StrongThru-hiking wasn't something I felt prepared for. As a Hawaii hiker, I spent many years

Aug 8, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
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