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Pox & Puss O.P.P. #10 – The Quarantine Edition

Pox & Puss O.P.P. #10 – The Quarantine Edition

Hey. How are you doing these days? Did you hear that the Appalachian Trail is kinda closed? We figured if the AT is closed, we'll talk about other stuff right...

Apr 6, 2020 : Pox & Puss Podcast
Update on the Future of Hiker Heaven

Update on the Future of Hiker Heaven

Jeff and Donna Saufley have created a "Plan B" alternative to selling the Hiker Heaven hostel (located near the Pacific Crest Trail in Agua Dulce, CA)

Dec 24, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Pox & Puss Episode #70 – Eavesdropping with Dan Koeppel

Pox & Puss Episode #70 – Eavesdropping with Dan Koeppel

In this episode we talk with Dan Koeppel about his article The Legend of Baltimore Jack in Outside magazine. Dan was searching for an article to write for Outside when...

Sep 23, 2019 : Pox & Puss Podcast
How to Section Hike Virginia: Damascus to Pearisburg

How to Section Hike Virginia: Damascus to Pearisburg

Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail in Virginia: The Southern Section At-a-Glance Distance: 166 miles Terrain type: A mixture of high mountain balds, woodlands, ridge walking, and

Jul 13, 2018 : Ken Nail
The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

The Zen of Hostels, Hotels, and Homes and the Power of Protein Bars

Besides shelters and the homes of friends and strangers, hostels and hotels form the trifecta of hiker refuges. Each hostel and hotel found along the Appalachian Trail is as different...

Jun 25, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
[Updated for 2019] Complete List of Hostels on the Appalachian Trail

[Updated for 2019] Complete List of Hostels on the Appalachian Trail

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. Here, we've listed ~70 places to stay from Georgia to Maine, including a few that...

Mar 9, 2017 : The Editors
The Blizzard of ’16 and Hostel With No Name

The Blizzard of ’16 and Hostel With No Name

After a stay with 40 people at Overmountain Shelter, I practically ran over the remaining two summits and 10 miles trying to stay upright in the winds and not fall...

May 20, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus
Acorns are Falling on my Head

Acorns are Falling on my Head

Bard the Changeling experiences sickness through a ten-day assault of rain leading him to the cover of hostels.

Oct 13, 2015 : C.M. Pagels
The Mohawk!

The Mohawk!

The mohawk was inspired by necessity. It was my intention to have the mohawk before I left for the trail. It would have been a birthday gift to myself on...

May 25, 2015 : Chuhawk
Inside Look: The Greasy Creek Friendly

Inside Look: The Greasy Creek Friendly

Today the Appalachian Trail is home to a plethora of hostels, but only home to one Friendly. For nearly 15 years the Greasy Creek Friendly has made it its mission...

Mar 19, 2015 : Kenny Howell