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Conquering the Demons—Let’s Talk about Ticks

Conquering the Demons—Let’s Talk about Ticks

Ugh…grossest thing ever. Last year I found a Raisinette on the floor.  "Hunh, that’s weird," I thought.  "We don’t eat Raisinettes here." You know the punchline, right?   A disgusting,

Mar 15, 2017 : Deane "Roo" Giordano
Why Western Medicine Misses the Mark on Lyme Disease: An Interview with Stephen Harrod Buhner

Why Western Medicine Misses the Mark on Lyme Disease: An Interview with Stephen Harrod Buhner

As it turns out, everything we've been told about Lyme disease is wrong. Conventional wisdom states that Lyme disease results from being bitten by a deer tick infected with a certain strain of

Jun 23, 2016 : Zach
Little “Tick”-ing Time Bombs

Little “Tick”-ing Time Bombs

In the mid 1990s, I canoed a section of the ehrlichiosis. I’m no stranger to these tiny arachnids. Western Wisconsin is one of the hotbeds of tick-borne illnesses, especially Lyme disease—and

Mar 28, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Between Then and Now

Between Then and Now

When I first decided to hike the PCT, I was putting sheets on bunks at The Cabin in Maine. A fellow AT thru hiker, Pebbles, was lounging about and I...

Feb 12, 2016 : Marietta
Report: Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus “Worse Than Lyme Disease”

Report: Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus “Worse Than Lyme Disease”

If thoughts of Lyme Disease were enough to keep you up at night, you might want to hide under covers after hearing this: rose to double-digit numbers in 2011 and...

Apr 10, 2015 : Jordan Bowman
The Five – No, Six – Questions This (Hopeful) Thru Hiker is Already Tired of Hearing

The Five – No, Six – Questions This (Hopeful) Thru Hiker is Already Tired of Hearing

I have already heard these questions 100 times or more. It's easy to forget that while I have been "all AT, all the time" for the past year or more,...

Dec 31, 2014 : Kate Spillane Balano
Tiny Terrors of the AT: Dirty Details About Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease

Tiny Terrors of the AT: Dirty Details About Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease

Forget bears, forget thunderstorms, forget things that go bump in the night: the real terror on the Appalachian Trail is the size of a sesame seed—or smaller. The eastern deer...

Dec 8, 2014 : Jordan Bowman
The Lyme Light

The Lyme Light

So you’ve finished 2,185 miles. It’s taken you many months and hard climbs and beautiful views to make it to that final ascent. I’m proud to say I did that....

Nov 25, 2014 : Bennett Travers