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Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Dear Diary,  I may have gone a little mad from the Rollercoaster. Who thought that was a good idea?  The black dot is a bear. I was FAR away. "Pink...

Jul 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

I have gotten back on the Appalachian Trail after the tumultuous trials of broken toes, fallen heroes and July 4th shenanigans. I headed back into the Shenandoah National Park and...

Jul 9, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Medical: Scabies Reported Along Southern Virginia AT

Medical: Scabies Reported Along Southern Virginia AT

Pictured: Scabies on Upper Left Leg of Diagnosed Hiker  Update (6/3/2017 19:40:00): More reports are coming in of similar bug sites and rashes from up to five other thru-hikers and...

Jun 4, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

I shuffle through the remains of my food bag where the instant mashed potatoes and ramen packets now float in tuna sauce and oatmeal flakes. My trash ziplock is now...

May 2, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The End and the Beginning

The End and the Beginning

It has been six months since I summited Katahdin, and over a year since I set out to thru hike the Appalachian Trail.  So here I am, six months off...

Apr 17, 2017 : Beth Harper
Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

I am in my twenties. I just graduated from college. I’ve got two failed relationships under my belt, a dozen failed friendships, a beautiful binder full of opportunities I’ve missed...

Mar 5, 2017 : Tasia Kellogg
Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home

Hiking My Own Hike: Making A Pilgrimage Home Two months ago, if you told me I'd change my plan of thru-hiking the AT to section hiking, deliberately, I wouldn't believe...

Feb 24, 2017 : Kristin
Trail Motivation

Trail Motivation

About Me Hi there! I'm Christina. I'm a wife, health coach, marathon runner and soon-to-be thru hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail. Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is a dream...

Feb 23, 2017 : Christina Rose
Base Weight Breakdown

Base Weight Breakdown

PCT Permit Start Date: May 4, 2017 Below is our current base weights (excluding water, food, trekking poles and the clothes on our backs). JAKE       Item  Weight (g)...

Feb 22, 2017 : Christina Rose
Searching for Ourselves: The Verge of an Evolution

Searching for Ourselves: The Verge of an Evolution

To the ends of the earth would you follow me? There's a world that was meant for our eyes to see

Jan 3, 2017 : Alex and Amanda