section hiking

25 Quotes to Inspire Your Next Outdoor Adventure

25 Quotes to Inspire Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Looking for “Either move or be moved.” ~ Ezra Pound, poet “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” ~ Jim...

Dec 20, 2016 : Stubbs
Transportation Along the AT: The Section Hiker’s Dilemma

Transportation Along the AT: The Section Hiker’s Dilemma

Over the past 3 years, I've section hiked more than three-quarters of the Appalachian Trail, stretching from Monson, ME down to Hot Springs, NC. Through section hiking, by necessity, I've...

Nov 25, 2016 : Aubri Drake
Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

Day Hiker / Section Hiker / Thru Hiker: Can You Tell the Difference?

An older hiker whose name I sadly can’t remember (I have the memory of a 90 year old), once told me a joke that goes a little like this: "There...

Nov 8, 2016 : Stubbs
Meditations in Nature: Quotes to Inspire and to Live By

Meditations in Nature: Quotes to Inspire and to Live By

I feel that sometimes in life, people need a little inspiration. Many find that through books and movies. Hell, I think just to name two, "A Walk in the Woods"...

Sep 13, 2016 : Stubbs
Getting My Head into the Game

Getting My Head into the Game

Okay...if you're reading all the wonderful posts on the Appalachian Trials website, you've gotten some idea of what it takes to prepare yourself for the physical aspects of a multi-day...

Apr 14, 2016 : Dreamer
Reflecting Back On My First AT Section Hike

Reflecting Back On My First AT Section Hike

If you ask around the A.T. section hiking community, you'll find that there is no set rule for determining where to begin your section hike.  Some look at the logistics...

Feb 6, 2016 : Dreamer
Mountain Crossings Reinvents The Shake Down

Mountain Crossings Reinvents The Shake Down

One of the unexpected cool things about working for a specialty outdoor retailer that is also a small business is how involved you get. I mean really, really, involved. My co-workers...

Dec 16, 2015 : Carlie Gentry