Miss Janet

You Can Do Trail Magic, You Just Have to Do it Right

You Can Do Trail Magic, You Just Have to Do it Right

It’s no mystery why hikers in the midst of a grueling long-distance journey love trail magic. Whether you’re having a great day or feeling ground down, hot, cold, tired, or...

Jun 4, 2018 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Stories From The Trail Ep 11 – Mother’s Day Special: Miss Janet

Stories From The Trail Ep 11 – Mother’s Day Special: Miss Janet

The Appalachian Trail wouldn't be what it is today without Miss Janet. It doesn't take long for a new or aspiring thru-hiker to start hearing her name, and for good...

May 12, 2018 : Gary Sizer
My first week on trail

My first week on trail

My First Week On Trail Today is Day 7 (including the approach trail) on the AT. We are currently taking our first zero day in Hiawassee by way of Unicoi...

Mar 29, 2017 : Tyler Burnette
Miss Janet Takes My Brother to the Bus Station

Miss Janet Takes My Brother to the Bus Station

After escaping Hot Springs Team Mudslide slept on top of Rich Mountain Fire Tower, old and poxed with graffiti. We ran into another group calling themselves Team Liar, because they...

Apr 26, 2015 : David
How to Avoid Post-Appalachian Trail Weight Gain

How to Avoid Post-Appalachian Trail Weight Gain

The following is an excerpt from Appalachian Trials: A Psychological and Emotional Guide to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail.  I have decided to release this as a stand alone post due...

Nov 20, 2014 : Zach
“Trail Angels” Director Reminisces on Baltimore Jack, Miss Janet, Mala, and Trail Angel Mary

“Trail Angels” Director Reminisces on Baltimore Jack, Miss Janet, Mala, and Trail Angel Mary

The following post is courtesy Daniel Peddle. Peddle has directed four feature films- including Baltimore Jack (image: hikeryearbook.com) Most had encountered the same Trail Angels along the way

Nov 12, 2014 : Zach
How to Fight Through On Trail and Post Trail Depression

How to Fight Through On Trail and Post Trail Depression

With the passing of Robin Williams this month, depression has been on my mind. I wrote specifically about this death here, but I’d like to explore the connection between depression...

Aug 28, 2014 : Caitlyn Cleary
16 Appalachian Trail Personalities You Need to Know About

16 Appalachian Trail Personalities You Need to Know About

As time passes, the Appalachian Trail is growing in popularity, exposure, materialism, and participation. Before my thru-hike, I didn't think the trail was a popular thing and didn't even know that

Mar 19, 2014 : Cole Heathcott