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The Summit Is not the End: Thoughts on Post-Trail Depression

The Summit Is not the End: Thoughts on Post-Trail Depression

Huddled, a sodden mass of wet bodies, we watched the rain come down in sheets.  We’d just covered 10-plus miles of trail dashing through puddles and downpour with a single...

Mar 22, 2018 : Bookie
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

Some of you may recall the 1974 book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig. If not, the play on my title...

Jun 25, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Above and Below The Mason-Dixon Line

Above and Below The Mason-Dixon Line

7 Differences Between Starting with the Herd Halfway Vs Starting in Georgia Okay, technically I started my hike last spring a couple hundred miles below the Mason-Dixon line, at Rockfish Gap

Jun 16, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Bugs Bunny Isn’t The Only One Who Needs A Carrot

Bugs Bunny Isn’t The Only One Who Needs A Carrot

Let's get two things straight from the start. First, I’m old(er) and realize this analogy might be completely lost on a large number of readers. Second, I'm not a fan...

Jun 3, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Living A Sheltered Life

Living A Sheltered Life

Even though my featured photo is cropping to look like "600," thus far I have now hiked 1600 miles of the Appalachian Trail. However, this post has little to say...

Jun 1, 2017 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
What Thru-Hikers Do When They’re Not Hiking, or How to Stay Grounded in the Real World

What Thru-Hikers Do When They’re Not Hiking, or How to Stay Grounded in the Real World

I'm not a seasonal outdoors(wo)man. Being outside is a very necessary thing for me to survive in this world, so I am a year-round adventurer. Thru-hiking for me was never...

Jan 27, 2016 : Katie Brown