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From Hating the Outdoors to Hiking the Appalachian Trail

From Hating the Outdoors to Hiking the Appalachian Trail

An Uninspiring Start I was a typical, introverted, nerdy teen. The type of teen whose parents joked about them being a vampire. My Vitamin D levels were so low that...

Oct 30, 2017 : Katie Potvin
I have Fears

I have Fears

The happiest I've ever been is a moment I can place. I was in India. We had spent the day walking around town, not really doing anything in particular, eating...

Mar 31, 2017 : Amber Kostka
Trail Craft with Toddlers- OHT Thru Hike 2017

Trail Craft with Toddlers- OHT Thru Hike 2017

Toy dinosaurs don’t fit under the category of lightweight backpacking, but the Broach family has adjusted. My (hopeful) aspirations of a CDT conquest have been shuffled to the back burner...

Mar 17, 2017 : Rosemary Broach
Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

Hiker Intro : How I Became the ‘Barefoot’ Hiker

  Leave No Trace to me means respecting nature as if it were a holy site. Hi, everyone. My name is Jeremy. You can call me the "Barefoot" Hiker. This...

Mar 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
An Introduction to Me: Letting It All Out and Letting It All Go

An Introduction to Me: Letting It All Out and Letting It All Go

A Small Introduction: Letting It All Out I was selected to be a blogger for Appalachian Trials, now the Trek, over three months ago and figure it's time for an...

Feb 6, 2017 : Kristin
Disconnecting, to Reconnect: A Change in Mentality

Disconnecting, to Reconnect: A Change in Mentality

Disclaimer** Before we get into this blog, we feel that we should warn you that this is our first time doing anything like this. In other words, run away and...

Nov 3, 2016 : Alex and Amanda
Deciding on Kicking It Solo or Selecting a Hiking Buddy on Your Next Thru Hike

Deciding on Kicking It Solo or Selecting a Hiking Buddy on Your Next Thru Hike

Some thru hikers brave it alone when packing up and walking into the woods on their own path to discovery. Others choose the company of a friend, family member, significant...

Sep 27, 2016 : Stubbs
Cycling the Appalachian Trail

Cycling the Appalachian Trail

Since this is my first post on Appalachian Trials, please allow me to introduce myself. As you might see from my profile, I fell in love with hiking and backpacking over forty years...

Sep 8, 2016 : John Edward Harris
Why I’ve chosen to do an ultralite thru-hike

Why I’ve chosen to do an ultralite thru-hike

We'll get to my reasons, but first... A bit about me.   My Dad's pack and mine, before we set out. My name is Kai, I don't want to choose...

Aug 31, 2016 : Kai Meka
No Introduction, No Thru-Hike

No Introduction, No Thru-Hike

I guess I better introduce myself so I can do this thru-hike. Is that how it works? My name is Scott Farley and I am a thru-hiker class of 2017....

Jul 19, 2016 : Scott Farley