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Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Hi Gina, I told you there would be a blog about our adventure and your being such a cool trail angel. As we walked past the 1100-mile marker, the day...

Jul 26, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Dear Diary,  I may have gone a little mad from the Rollercoaster. Who thought that was a good idea?  The black dot is a bear. I was FAR away. "Pink...

Jul 14, 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
McAfee, Care Packages, Butts, and Zeroes

McAfee, Care Packages, Butts, and Zeroes

700 miles. I jumped the gun in assuming I'd be anywhere near the halfway point. Side quests, Trail Days and a strong desire to visit every trail town or rush...

Jun 9, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Idyllwild to Big Bear: Portraits from the PCT. 

Idyllwild to Big Bear: Portraits from the PCT. 

Before I started the PCT, I thought I was going to be blogging so much more.  I thought I would constantly be posting my thoughts and funny stories, my hardships...

May 13, 2017 : Tommy Corey
The Barefoot Hiker Survives Franklin, the NOC, Fontana Dam

The Barefoot Hiker Survives Franklin, the NOC, Fontana Dam

Laundry and a Six-Pack of Franklin Brewery at Nantahala Outdoor Center Fontana Lake and Views from the Hilton were unparalleled. How could I not stay? Trail Angel Keeks at the...

Apr 18, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Week 1: The Fellowship and The Four Trials

Week 1: The Fellowship and The Four Trials

Preaching Rock Outlook with Planner, left, Nate at center, and me, Barefoot. What an incredible week as I enter Day 11. I had a fun week of 100 miles to...

Apr 12, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The Barefoot Hiker Begins His AT Thru-Hike

The Barefoot Hiker Begins His AT Thru-Hike

Hi, folks. It's the Barefoot Hiker. I wanted to update folks on the craziness of this last week. I am finally on the trail.     Getting Started On March...

Apr 5, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

What’s in a Name? How They Earned Their Trail Names

Many hikers earn unique trail names while hiking. These can be funny names; Bear for having a loud snore or hearty appetite. Others stick when a person does something quirky or...

Mar 20, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
I MADE IT TO COLORADO: a retrospective update from the CDT

I MADE IT TO COLORADO: a retrospective update from the CDT

Hey guys! You may remember me from the ghosts of spring bloggers past. Last time

Oct 25, 2016 : Katie Brown