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A life worth looking back on

A life worth looking back on

I know these introductions are very cringe-worthy, repetitive, and could be classified as small talk that in reality, doesn’t capture anyone’s attention. So, ill say it as concise and entertaining...

Feb 8, 2021 : Marcelo Vargas
Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

Tragedy and A Renewed Sense of Why

This loss has given me a new mission. A new purpose, if you will, to hiking the Appalachian Trail. Now I'm hiking for Raz.

Feb 5, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

Six Weeks Out – Thoughts And Musings

It's hard to believe I leave for Georgia in six weeks.

Jan 15, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

Why I’m Hammock Camping On The Appalachian Trail

This post details why I chose to go with a hammock over a tent and will address some of the drawbacks of my choice. If you're interested in using a...

Jan 7, 2021 : Wes Laudeman
Gear – All the Small Things

Gear – All the Small Things

All these things are just as integral to getting me to Katahdin as my pack or my hammock. Each piece will have its part to play.

Dec 29, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
My First Backpacking Trip

My First Backpacking Trip

A story of my first backpacking trip and what I can take away from it for my thru hike.

Dec 25, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
A Trio of English Walks: Part 2 – The Cotswold Way

A Trio of English Walks: Part 2 – The Cotswold Way

(Cotswold) Way Out of my League? I accomplished the Ridgeway in July with no real sense of challenge. I felt strong and loved the feeling of having worked hard. So...

Dec 13, 2020 : Aidan Tierney
Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

Neels Gap to Fontana Dam: A Trip Report

A trip report from my recent shakedown hike on the Appalachian Trail from Neels Gap to Fontana Dam.

Dec 12, 2020 : Wes Laudeman
NoBo Thru-hike Training – Love and Hate for Pennsylvania Rocks

NoBo Thru-hike Training – Love and Hate for Pennsylvania Rocks

As a native Pennsylvanian, I used to get offended when I heard other hikers diss my home state - Rocksylvania, Where Boots Go to Die, The Sixth Gate of Hell....

Dec 11, 2020 : Darlene M
A Trio of English Walks: Part 1 – The Ridgeway

A Trio of English Walks: Part 1 – The Ridgeway

Hiking During Covid-19: Travel Bans Galore 2020 has turned out differently than anyone (except Epidemiologists) could have expected. As a result, plans have been scuppered, lives have been

Dec 8, 2020 : Aidan Tierney