shelters

Sleeping with Strangers: Part 1

Sleeping with Strangers: Part 1

Oh, hi, class of 2018! Notebook here. Congratulations on your decision to take the plunge and make a thru-hike attempt! That took a lot of guts! One thing you might...

Dec 22, 2016 : Notebook
Gimme Shelter: The Pros & Cons of Sleeping in Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

Gimme Shelter: The Pros & Cons of Sleeping in Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

During your AT hike, you’re going to have to decide where you’re going to sleep at the end of the day (or the start of it if you’re a night...

Aug 23, 2016 : Stubbs
Keeping Food Safe from Rodents While Backpacking

Keeping Food Safe from Rodents While Backpacking

We know about bears. They are strong, crafty, hungry, and potentially very dangerous. Though I consider bears to be a huge threat to be treated with respect, I also hold...

Jan 4, 2015 : Courtney
Noro Not Nero

Noro Not Nero

I was full of excitement when I started the seven mile, 2,900 foot ascent up to Sassafrass Gap Shelter. I had just left behind the comforts of the Nantahala Outdoor...

Jul 26, 2014 : Michael Craigs
This Post is About School, But I Promise It’s Not Boring. In Fact…It’s Awesome.

This Post is About School, But I Promise It’s Not Boring. In Fact…It’s Awesome.

Ok, I know you may be asking yourself, "what the hell is this girl posting about?" So, let me preface this post my introducing myself a little! Hi, my name...

Jun 12, 2014 : Bonnie Newman
Shelter Etiquette on the AT

Shelter Etiquette on the AT

Here you are: living in the woods, freed from the constraints of society, liberated to be as filthy and disgusting as a dung beetle in a privy, and yet what...

Jun 10, 2014 : Maggie Wallace
What Are the Best Shelters on the Appalachian Trail? [POLL]

What Are the Best Shelters on the Appalachian Trail? [POLL]

With more than 250 shelters lining the 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail, there's going to be a bell curve of quality (and those who've been on the Trail will...

Apr 15, 2014 : Zach