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What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

What Are You Afraid Of? Stories From The Trail Long-Distance Prep School

Class is in session! To help prep for your long-distance hike, we begin by addressing common new-hiker fears - what are you afraid of? To answer that, we present the first...

Jan 8, 2019 : Gary Sizer
A Love Letter to the Black Snakes of the Appalachian Trail

A Love Letter to the Black Snakes of the Appalachian Trail

Dear black snake, I know I didn’t make a great first impression when we met. There you were, sunning yourself on the Appalachian Trail during a warm spring day in...

Jun 8, 2017 : Kat Ignatova
4 Types of Snakes You Will Encounter on the Appalachian Trail

4 Types of Snakes You Will Encounter on the Appalachian Trail

Cue the Indiana Jones theme song and get ready to break out that whip because you're about to enter the viper pit. OK I may be exaggerating just a bit...

Apr 29, 2015 : Reptar
The Five – No, Six – Questions This (Hopeful) Thru Hiker is Already Tired of Hearing

The Five – No, Six – Questions This (Hopeful) Thru Hiker is Already Tired of Hearing

I have already heard these questions 100 times or more. It's easy to forget that while I have been "all AT, all the time" for the past year or more,...

Dec 31, 2014 : Kate Spillane Balano