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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

Bard the Changeling experiences sickness through a ten-day assault of rain leading him to the cover of hostels.

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

Homage To An Umbrella

My SnowPeak Ultralight backpacking umbrella weighs the equivalent of a deck of cards—and is worth every inch of those additional 4.7 ounces.

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 Outdoor Research's Helium II than a review, but for good reason....

Jul 29, 2015 : Maggie Wallace
999 Miles to Go

999 Miles to Go

Day 85 I arrived in Duncannon, PA with Firestarter and Frizzle. We went to a breakfast place where Youngblood and Dosu (a hiker named after a ninja) were about to...

Jul 18, 2015 : David
Roan and Rain and A Foggy Fate

Roan and Rain and A Foggy Fate

Miss Janet returned from dropping Kyle off and we loaded in her van for 20 miles of slackpacking. 'Slackpacking' is when someone holds most of your gear so you can...

May 5, 2015 : David
Trail Update: Holy Smokes!

Trail Update: Holy Smokes!

Day 16- entered the Smokies Russell Field Shelter Miles: 13.9/mm: 179.8 Mood: 2 smileys Day of Eric's trail name, Rico suave Day 17 Derick Knob Shelter Miles: 9.2/mm: 189 Mood:...

May 3, 2015 : Laurel and Eric