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When You’re Going Through Mosquito Hell, Keep Going

When You’re Going Through Mosquito Hell, Keep Going

The mosquitos got bad around Christie Springs, just after Ashland, Oregon. Actually, that’s not accurate. They got bad around Hyatt Lake campground. They got biblical around Christie

Mar 21, 2018 : Paul Barach
I Forgot My Pants on the Appalachian Trail

I Forgot My Pants on the Appalachian Trail

A recall of my first three days on the Appalachian Trail...

Mar 5, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Stories From the Trail Episode 5: Getting Geared Up

Stories From the Trail Episode 5: Getting Geared Up

Another episode is out! In preparation for his first overnight hike, Daniel calls into the show from REI. If you've ever wanted to virtually help a new hiker select their...

Feb 25, 2018 : Gary Sizer
Push, Fall, Rise, Repeat: My 10 Days and 69.3 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

Push, Fall, Rise, Repeat: My 10 Days and 69.3 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

"Push, rise, fall, repeat." That mantra has gotten me over quite a few hurdles in my recent life, including finding out that I needed to get my gallbladder removed ten...

Feb 4, 2018 : Kristin
Faith Is a Step Toward Your Dreams

Faith Is a Step Toward Your Dreams

Thank you for joining me on my adventure of a lifetime. As I prepare to hike the 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, I hope that every step will not...

Jan 27, 2018 : Khalil Karl
Never Say Never: Everyone Has Reasons to Thru-Hike

Never Say Never: Everyone Has Reasons to Thru-Hike

The word 'never' is just a log that fuels the fire of adventure. Here are the reasons why I'm thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

Jan 26, 2018 : Taylor Key
Making The Most Of Your Pre-Hike Hype

Making The Most Of Your Pre-Hike Hype

There's still time before we take the first of over four million steps it'll take to cover the Appalachian Trail, but mentally, we're already out there. Anticipating weather patterns on your start

Jan 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

A Terrain In Wavelengths: How Music Can Shape A Hike

Have you ever been in the centre of a debate regarding music on the trail? I'm not talking about someone blasting speakers and disturbing the peace, I'm talking about hiking...

Jan 8, 2018 : Amber Redfield
Hikers Beware: Haters Ahead

Hikers Beware: Haters Ahead

So you've decided to join the ranks and become a thru-hiker. You'll find that sharing isn't always caring when telling others of your upcoming adventure. Here's how I am dealing...

Jan 6, 2018 : Taylor Key
Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

Thru-Hiker Thoughts: How I Realized Why I was Hiking the AT

I had lost sight of a specific reason why I was hiking the Appalachian Trail. It was becoming so daunting that I couldn't even provide an answer to all that...

Dec 18, 2017 : Katie Doane