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Digital media on the trail, part 1

Digital media on the trail, part 1

Bored-nothing to do: 9 subscriptions to consider So you’ve made the leap - you’re thru-hiking (or maybe you’re hiking a section). The call of the wild and the woods was...

Mar 24, 2017 : Aubri Drake
Live Music On The AT. It’s Worth The Weight

Live Music On The AT. It’s Worth The Weight

While so many thru-hikers are obsessing over minimalist strategies to lighten their loads, others are saying "fuck it, I'm bringing my guitar!" This write up is an ode to my...

Aug 25, 2016 : Josh Lichti
Making the Perfect Playlist for Your Thru-Hike

Making the Perfect Playlist for Your Thru-Hike

T-minus: 65 days As much as I want to connect with nature and enjoy the silence that can be found deep in the woods during my hike, I know that there...

Mar 6, 2016 : Colleen Goldhorn
A Spotify Music Challenge: Issued

A Spotify Music Challenge: Issued

  When I was halfway up Half Dome last summer, I seriously considered the idea that I might die. It looks almost vertical, doesn't it? IT IS. The Yosemite National Park...

Jan 20, 2016 : Nichole Young
This. Sick. Beat.

This. Sick. Beat.

Why I have decided to hike with music Recently I have been wrestling with the idea of not taking my beloved iPod classic on my thru hike this spring. I...

Nov 25, 2015 : Lisa Maher
This. Sick. Beat.

This. Sick. Beat.

Why I have decided to hike with music Recently I have been wrestling with the idea of not taking my beloved iPod classic on my thru hike this spring. I...

Nov 21, 2015 : Lisa Maher
Music Vs. Nature: What We Want to Hear & Why

Music Vs. Nature: What We Want to Hear & Why

As a species, humans tend to be visual. A researcher in Emory University's Ophthalmology Department put the matter to me recently this way: “The eyeball is the part of the...

Sep 24, 2015 : Joe Schmidt
Gear List: The Top 15 Albums for My Thru-Hike

Gear List: The Top 15 Albums for My Thru-Hike

Music on the Appalachian Trail I have twenty-two more days until I take a selfie on Springer Mountain. Twenty-two more days to test my gear, unpack and repack my backpack, Lou Bagga, like...

Feb 16, 2015 : Michelle Hand
The Appalachian Trail Jams Mixtape!

The Appalachian Trail Jams Mixtape!

My last post chronicling the Walkman at school next to the kid with the new iPod.) It starts with some late 60’s and mid 70’s songs with titles that reflect...

Mar 18, 2014 : Carlie Gentry