hiking the appalachian trail

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

As aspiring thru hikers, it can be daunting, even intimidating, to think about the gear needed to walk 2,190 miles. We are here to say, stop stressing because you can...

Nov 6, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
No Ragrets!

No Ragrets!

We Here is a great article how to focus in and maybe trim some ounces for those that are ultralight. For us, we went for comfort in this area, which...

Oct 29, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Outdoor Gear Lab has a great article on some of the mainstream backpacking tents. There are also companies such as Hyperlite who make them to order according to custom specifications...

Oct 22, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
In Hindsight

In Hindsight

In our Upper Goose Pond Cabin that are free to stay and if planned right, could be a great day off in the woods. In our entire 200+ days on...

Oct 16, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
On Finishing

On Finishing

We did it! We hiked 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine. Remember that time when two people who never backpacked before and really had no idea what they were doing...

Oct 12, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Shedding Blood, Sweat and Tears in New Hampshire

Shedding Blood, Sweat and Tears in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Made Me Cry First, the good news...I walked out of New Hampshire and into Maine on Tuesday, August 29. And there was much rejoicing.  Yay!!!! Because even though...

Aug 31, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
How to Train for the Thru-Hiker Olympics

How to Train for the Thru-Hiker Olympics

Massachusetts is pretty, y'all! I'm taking a zero today in Great Barrington, MA. It's my first day off in about 600 miles. That's a lot of consecutive days of hiking...

Jul 27, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
The Joy of a Sunny Day (or Three)

The Joy of a Sunny Day (or Three)

If I ever questioned the ability of a sunny day to lift my mood, that doubt is gone -- because the rain finally stopped this week. The sun came out...

Jun 4, 2017 : Gail Barrett
How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist 

How to be a Thru-Hiking Elitist 

When it comes to thru-hiking, it's absolutely imperative that everyone follows the rules (not guidelines) set by you. Here's a few tips to help you get started helping other hikers...

Jun 1, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
The Good, the Bad, and the Muddy

The Good, the Bad, and the Muddy

The fates are conspiring against us. Or maybe I should say they're conspiring for us, because oddly enough, every time we decide we're fed up with this hike and decide to...

May 31, 2017 : Gail Barrett