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My First Blog Post: A Day in the Life I Have yet to Live

My First Blog Post: A Day in the Life I Have yet to Live

Done with the worrying, on to the dreaming. My first blog post. I'm a little tired of obsessing over gear and food and logistics. I'm a little tired of the...

Feb 25, 2019 : Laurenz Amadeus
How to Achieve a Five-Star Pee

How to Achieve a Five-Star Pee

As anyone who has spent significant time on a thru-hiking trail should know, one of the most common conversation topics is about your bowel movements. Poop stories get a lot...

Jun 28, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

Here are ten songs every thru-hiker needs to add to their playlist right now.

Jan 12, 2018 : Taylor Key
3 Topics Every Thru Hiker Can’t Stop Talking About

3 Topics Every Thru Hiker Can’t Stop Talking About

A short summary of what conversations amount to on the trail.

May 10, 2017 : Stubbs
How to Prepare for Your Thru-Hike at the Office

How to Prepare for Your Thru-Hike at the Office

As you wait out the dreary winter, staring longingly at the start date marked on your calendar, sitting at a desk might feel like an extreme test of patience.  But don't despair -...

Feb 5, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
The Snorelax: A Harrowing Account of Shelter Life on the AT

The Snorelax: A Harrowing Account of Shelter Life on the AT

It was the middle of the night in the Fontana Hilton shelter and all were asleep until the snoring began. They were deep, resonant snores that rattled the whole shelter....

Nov 27, 2015 : Mary Beth Skylis
Anonymous Hiker Poop Stories [Part 1]

Anonymous Hiker Poop Stories [Part 1]

In the process of pitching this article idea to a friend, I found his response telling. "I've been on one backpacking trip in my life.  In just those five days, I...

Aug 26, 2015 : Zach
The 10 Hikers You Meet on the Appalachian Trail

The 10 Hikers You Meet on the Appalachian Trail

1.  The Squirrelly Old Man The squirrelly old woman is just as unstoppable as the Squirrelly old man, but will pass you while chain smoking Virginia Slims and wearing Rambo sunglasses. 3....

Apr 1, 2015 : Maggie Wallace
8 Questions You SHOULD Ask a Thru-Hiker

8 Questions You SHOULD Ask a Thru-Hiker

Every year, about 500 people complete the Appalachian Trail (source: Appalachian Trail Conservancy).  That’s smaller than the average US middle school (source: 7 questions you will have to answer

Dec 9, 2014 : Maggie Wallace
20 Emotions You Will Experience at the Beginning of Your Thru-Hike

20 Emotions You Will Experience at the Beginning of Your Thru-Hike

1) When your family drops you at the trailhead and questions your thru-hike one last time: 2) As soon as you begin to climb Amicalola Falls: 3) Reaching your first shelter: 4) Meeting...

Dec 1, 2014 : Bennett Travers