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What We’ve Learned From One Week on the Trail

What We’ve Learned From One Week on the Trail

We started with great expectations. Stomp the Approach Trail, get to Springer, and start passing the white blazes. I didn't see me stopping at every staircase, taking a breath, looking...

Mar 20, 2019 : Angelina Petrozza
A day on the Appalachian Trail

A day on the Appalachian Trail

The best mornings are when I wake up in my tent after a night without my rain fly. I can see birds fly in the canopied trees above my sleeping...

Jul 30, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
The First 100 Miles: Hiking My Own Hike

The First 100 Miles: Hiking My Own Hike

I have walked 138 miles. That's six percent of the Appalachian Trail if you're doing the math. It's just fine if you're not. I'm trying not to. When I started...

Jun 6, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
“Because It’s There”: My Personal Everest

“Because It’s There”: My Personal Everest

Every person I come into contact with who hears that I plan on hiking the full Appalachian Trail asks me why I do it. To quote mountaineer George Mallory: “Because...

Mar 13, 2018 : Jenna Petersen
My AT Gear List: 10 Pounds That’ll Take Me To Maine

My AT Gear List: 10 Pounds That’ll Take Me To Maine

After spending godknowshowlong going through every gear list video, forum that the internet has to offer - Gossamer Gear Kumo - 18.5 oz Easily my favorite piece of gear. Gossamer Gear

Jan 9, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
I Just Called To Say I Love You

I Just Called To Say I Love You

Mile 10.4 Horse Gap, Georgia Horse Gap isn’t an ideal campsite, the clearing we chose is on quite a slope. There is a forest road pretty close that apparently gets...

Mar 10, 2016 : Digger
What the Hell Have I Done?

What the Hell Have I Done?

What the HELL have I done, who in their right mind decides to hike over 2,000 miles? ME! That's who! Deciding to graduate early, work to save up, and swallow...

Jan 1, 2016 : Molly Brown