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The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 4.5

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 4.5

I was super stoked! I've been stuck at home recovering for nearly 3 weeks now from my stress fracture, and I got out of the house to visit Frisbee and...

May 24, 2017 : Stubbs
When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives you Lemons... All you can do is just make some lemonade. Memorial Day weekend marks one year from when I made my first steps on the AT for...

May 20, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
3 Topics Every Thru Hiker Can’t Stop Talking About

3 Topics Every Thru Hiker Can’t Stop Talking About

When you remove yourself from society and throw yourself in the wilderness for 6 months or so to attempt a thru hike, a lot goes out the window. This includes:...

May 10, 2017 : Stubbs
Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Snowpocalypse 2017 Skills

Saturday, I watched both the sunrise and the sunset.  I woke up at 4am to begin my Fitted crampons with Vapor Barrier Socks (seemed a little thick, unlikely to use),...

May 2, 2017 : Danielle OFarrell
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 4

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 4

Zero Daze We got up for the $5 pancake breakfast next door, then returned to our room to flop around until check out. We got a surprise visit from Strider,...

May 1, 2017 : Stubbs
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 3

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 3

Wrapping up the Smoky's After Frisbee's birthday shenanigans, we had to say goodbye to Peanut, followed by Pharmacist and Ears (who wanted to explore the US some more before her...

Apr 29, 2017 : Stubbs
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
Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 is an ultralight 3-person nylon and polyester mesh tent body with an ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating fly and...

Mar 31, 2017 : Danielle
I’m Hiking Because…

I’m Hiking Because…

I’m sure upon mentioning to friends and family about your decision to attempt a thru hike (or even a long distance section hike), or simply uttering that it’s something you’re...

Oct 4, 2016 : Stubbs
Deciding on Kicking It Solo or Selecting a Hiking Buddy on Your Next Thru Hike

Deciding on Kicking It Solo or Selecting a Hiking Buddy on Your Next Thru Hike

Some thru hikers brave it alone when packing up and walking into the woods on their own path to discovery. Others choose the company of a friend, family member, significant...

Sep 27, 2016 : Stubbs