hiking the appalachian trail

Training for Success

Training for Success

The 2,200+ mile hike is not a straight walk. To be ready for everything the trail can throw at a hiker, training for success is important. The 2,200 mile hike...

Jan 22, 2024 : Michael Chamberlain
Gear To Start With and High Level Strategy

Gear To Start With and High Level Strategy

First A Shout Out My daughter has been “encouraging” me to get another blog written. Meg is most certainly my biggest fan. I try not to disappoint her. Since my...

Jan 18, 2024 : Jeff McCorkle
Shenandoah Monsoons: Swampy Trails and Soggy Souls

Shenandoah Monsoons: Swampy Trails and Soggy Souls

Day 72 7.7 miles Earworm of the Day: Our Lady of the Underground, Anaïs Mitchell Towns love to ruin plans... Nothing you can do about it, but just roll with...

Jun 22, 2023 : Guinevere Drabik
Virginia: Bamboozling and Confusing.

Virginia: Bamboozling and Confusing.

  Day 62/63 Too many miles into town and zero day!!! I do not have much to report on the zero day, we had a lot of chores to get...

Jun 16, 2023 : Guinevere Drabik
Pinch Me, I’m In New Hampshire!

Pinch Me, I’m In New Hampshire!

Crossing Over the Connecticut River into New Hampshire I’m sitting in our travel trailer along the Connecticut River as I write this. My husband has rejoined moving northbound every 100...

Jun 13, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
A Love Letter To Pennsylvania

A Love Letter To Pennsylvania

Yes, You Read That Right - I Loved Pennsylvania! It has been entirely too long since I've posted an update. With each passing day, the miles left behind seem unimaginable. Yet,...

Jun 3, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
Mom & Daughter Team NOBO to Katahdin

Mom & Daughter Team NOBO to Katahdin

Hello Friends, I let Shenandoah and miles 400 - 500 slip by without writing a post, but for good reason! My 23-year-old daughter, Chloe, decided to join me full-time on...

Apr 25, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti
The Night Before the AT

The Night Before the AT

Imagine laying in your cozy bed, while realizing that this is the last time you will be in that bed for a long time - that's precisely what I am...

Mar 17, 2023 : Eliza Swackhamer
The Whites and Avoiding Fear Mongering

The Whites and Avoiding Fear Mongering

  The White Mountains... they're infamous, they're awe-inspiring, and... they're scary as sh*t.... or that's what "they say" Going into the White Mountains, I was terrified. One,

Jan 24, 2023 : Anna Crafton
Unpacking Fears on the Appalachian Trail

Unpacking Fears on the Appalachian Trail

Unpacking Fears  There is an old saying on trail I love. I think it can be applied to any situation or journey in life. The first time I ever heard...

Jan 23, 2023 : Joanne Gigliotti