hiking the appalachian trail

Who Have I Become?

Who Have I Become?

Who Have I Become? A Concluding Synopsis Post Appalachian Trail That's a great question. The answer is colorful and convoluted and anyone that has accomplished the great task of a...

Oct 17, 2022 : Anna Hamrick
Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

Glorious Handwashing, An Ode to Plumbing

“I’m getting used to the idea of washing my face with cold water!” Two 20 something year old women stood at the hut bathroom’s cold running water sinks. Somewhere in...

Sep 25, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Answers Questioned, Part One

Answers Questioned, Part One

I’ve had the pleasure and honor of being in the right place at the right time for two impromptu interviews on the trail. One interview was with the Green Tunnel...

Jul 30, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Equipment and the Smokies.

Equipment and the Smokies.

My Equipment I'd like to start off talking about my tent. Boundless Camping Denali 2 person Tent, List $193 sale price $125. 65 oz. This is a small tent if...

Jun 30, 2022 : Brit
From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

From Neuroses and Anxiety to Routine and Monotony

I’ve been noticing some internal shifts. They happened slowly, then all at once. I love that quote, or misquote, from The Sun Also Rises. “Gradually, then suddenly,” is the actual...

Jun 27, 2022 : Wendy Boller
If I Could Plan Again

If I Could Plan Again

A change in planning strategy for the Appalachian Trail

Jun 15, 2022 : Mountain Goat
Two Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

Two Weeks on the Appalachian Trail

135 miles on the Appalachian Trail There have been trials and a lot of misdirection. Even though there are blazes all over the place I still sometimes get confused. The...

Jun 15, 2022 : Brit
Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

Why Are We Doing This? Why Am I Doing This?

I was almost at the top of a ridge. I picked my way over rocks. The scent of honeysuckle and wildflowers surrounded me, filled my nostrils. Buzz of bees and...

Jun 12, 2022 : Wendy Boller
Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

Serendipity: Evolution of a Trail Name

I first heard the special language of the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains. It was the early 2000s. A dear friend and I were hiking the Presidential range and...

May 23, 2022 : Wendy Boller
I Recommend Camping on the Side of a Hill for at Least One Night

I Recommend Camping on the Side of a Hill for at Least One Night

I reached Cosby Knob shelter at about 6pm. One of my first 20+ mile days. I started the day at Icewater Spring shelter. The tenting area at Cosby Knob is...

May 13, 2022 : Wendy Boller