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Smiles Over Miles

Smiles Over Miles

Approximately two hundred and fifty miles in to a flip-flop attempt and I am in a love/hate relationship with the Appalachian Trail. So much has happened in such a short...

Jun 16, 2017 : Ashley Hill
Daleville to Jennings Creek

Daleville to Jennings Creek

Pat's First Day Out Pat and I drove and dropped off a car at Jennings Creek and then back to the parking lot in Daleville where we'd start.  It was...

Jun 12, 2016 : Hillary
Smokies Secrets: Revealed!

Smokies Secrets: Revealed!

Some life experiences contain in them so much superlative that it’s hard to convey to others what they were like. We resort to hyperbole, or we simply shake our heads...

May 15, 2016 : Notebook
Rainxiety

Rainxiety

For someone with an anxious personality, there's a lot to worry about out here on the AT. For me, one of the principal concerns has been rain. I mean, in...

May 2, 2016 : Notebook
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
3 Obvious Truths Last Weekend’s Shakedown Drove Home

3 Obvious Truths Last Weekend’s Shakedown Drove Home

Pack weight matters. Food is important. Steep is long. For a variety of mostly weather-related reasons it has been a little while since I’ve hiked any actual distance, and it’s...

Feb 23, 2016 : Notebook
Keeping Out the Rain

Keeping Out the Rain

There's a lot of talk about how terribly it rains on the AT. Everywhere I look I see more accounts of downpours lasting days, soaking everyone's every possession. 'Nothing is waterproof,'...

Feb 16, 2016 : Ronen Schatsky
Acorns are Falling on my Head

Acorns are Falling on my Head

10 Days of Rain The rain started as I descended into Damascus and I couldn't have been more happier about it. I've never been too concerned about the weather and...

Oct 13, 2015 : C.M. Pagels
Homage To An Umbrella

Homage To An Umbrella

I had the opportunity to hike 42.5 miles of the North Country Trail in Marmot Precip rainjacket and the SnowPeak® Ultralight umbrella. I’ve never considered packing an umbrella before this...

Sep 2, 2015 : Katina (Arachne) Daanen
Gear Review – Outdoor Research Helium II Women’s   

Gear Review – Outdoor Research Helium II Women’s  

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purpose of review.  This article might sound more like an ode to Fit: I am using a size small. I am 5’4”, about...

Jul 29, 2015 : Maggie Wallace