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Vlog – The Whites

Vlog – The Whites

You're a Thru Hiker. You've climbed countless mountains. You've faced blizzards in Georgia, massive thunderstorms in the Smokies, heat that makes you feel like your eyes will melt down your...

Sep 18, 2017 : Rhys Hora
The Barefoot Hiker Survives Franklin, the NOC, Fontana Dam

The Barefoot Hiker Survives Franklin, the NOC, Fontana Dam

Laundry and a Six-Pack of Franklin Brewery at Nantahala Outdoor Center Fontana Lake and Views from the Hilton were unparalleled. How could I not stay? Trail Angel Keeks at the...

Apr 18, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The One Short Story Every Thru-Hiker Should Read

The One Short Story Every Thru-Hiker Should Read

More than a little ink has been spilled in praise of the outdoors over the years. For millennia, people have tried to capture the relationship between the human spirit and...

Feb 20, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

After more than a year of reading everything Appalachian Trail related, I’ve finally have picked up The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen to read before I head out next month. I...

Mar 21, 2016 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Acorns are Falling on my Head

Acorns are Falling on my Head

10 Days of Rain The rain started as I descended into Damascus and I couldn't have been more happier about it. I've never been too concerned about the weather and...

Oct 13, 2015 : C.M. Pagels
10 Fantastic Hiker Traditions on the Appalachian Trail

10 Fantastic Hiker Traditions on the Appalachian Trail

We humans are pretty ritualistic creatures. We crave routine and seek out the familiar. When we start to pass these behaviors down through enough generations, we start calling them traditions....

May 12, 2014 : Kenny Howell