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Week 1: The Fellowship and The Four Trials

Week 1: The Fellowship and The Four Trials

Preaching Rock Outlook with Planner, left, Nate at center, and me, Barefoot. What an incredible week as I enter Day 11. I had a fun week of 100 miles to...

Apr 12, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The Barefoot Hiker Begins His AT Thru-Hike

The Barefoot Hiker Begins His AT Thru-Hike

Hi, folks. It's the Barefoot Hiker. I wanted to update folks on the craziness of this last week. I am finally on the trail.     Getting Started On March...

Apr 5, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
10 Sort-Of Motivational Quotes to Get You Through Bad Days on the Trail

10 Sort-Of Motivational Quotes to Get You Through Bad Days on the Trail

Everyone has bad days on the trail—some people more than others. Collectively, Rocky and I had around 600 miles of bad days between us. Unless you are immune to bugs, rain,...

Apr 4, 2016 : Maggie Slepian
Listening

Listening

Orange light illuminated the green tarp of my tiny, Easton tent. My mom and I unpacked ourselves from the sardine position and situated ourselves for a toasty breakfast in bed....

Mar 24, 2016 : Captain Planet
Week one! Springer to Deep Gap

Week one! Springer to Deep Gap

It's been a good week! We've experienced all four seasons, and I've experienced pretty much my full range of emotions. The trail hasn't made me cry yet, but climbing up...

Mar 3, 2016 : Victoria Ketteringham
Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

The minute I found out my mom was sick, my life officially went on hold. The last several months were a difficult time that I am grateful to have spent...

Jun 4, 2015 : Katie Polemis
Don’t Tread on Me: The Eastern Newt

Don’t Tread on Me: The Eastern Newt

It's that time again. The trillium are blooming, mayapple are opening like umbrellas and the mountain laurel are dropping tiny teacups onto the trail. If you look down among the...

May 1, 2015 : Gary Sizer
Pebbles and Bam-Bam

Pebbles and Bam-Bam

A few years ago, I fell off a small ladder attempting to turn on an air conditioning unit in a hostel in Buenos Aires whilst drunk, and awkwardly landed on...

Apr 25, 2015 : tosh.a
The Lifejacket Diaper

The Lifejacket Diaper

A few Labor Days ago, I went camping up in the Boundary Waters with my friend Adam, who graciously introduced me to the joys of the Lifejacket Diaper. If you...

Apr 13, 2015 : tosh.a