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One Last Shakedown in the Shenandoahs: Pre-hike Prep and Reflections

One Last Shakedown in the Shenandoahs: Pre-hike Prep and Reflections

This weekend I spent two days on the Appalachian Trail to test out some new gear. I had been out that way just two weeks ago and it was brutally...

Mar 18, 2021 : Kelly B.
Post-LASH: One Year Later

Post-LASH: One Year Later

I was heartbroken stumbling southbound through the wilderness of Maine knowing I had no choice but to re-enter "civilization."

Aug 27, 2018 : Ashley Hill
We Heard the Call, We Answered… Now What?

We Heard the Call, We Answered… Now What?

There is a particular day in every aspiring thru-hiker's life where we suddenly heard the call of the wild, or for me in particular, Katahdin's beautiful voice in my dreams....

Mar 5, 2018 : Ashley Hill
Trail Town Blues: Inner Stirrings of a Restless Mind

Trail Town Blues: Inner Stirrings of a Restless Mind

I haven't written in a while. Truthfully, I've been so busy doing life that it hasn't been a priority. But lately, in the rare quiet moment that I may experience...

Apr 21, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
The Scariest Question to Ask a Thru-Hiker

The Scariest Question to Ask a Thru-Hiker

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. –Howard Thurman That's...

Feb 17, 2016 : Notebook
Want to Work in a Trail Hostel? 4 Things You Should Consider First

Want to Work in a Trail Hostel? 4 Things You Should Consider First

You’ve finished your thru hike! Congratulations! Maybe you finished last week or last year or even 10 years ago, but regardless of the length of time it has been since...

Sep 23, 2014 : Sprinkles