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Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Stories from the Trail: Tyler “Hiking Prodigy” Lau, First Person of Color to Hike Calendar Triple Crown

Raising Awareness Triple Crown Style Some trail names demand a backstory, while others need no explanation. When you meet someone called Billy Goat or Legend, for instance, it's safe to...

Apr 30, 2019 : Gary Sizer
Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Stories From The Trail Two-fer: Blackalachian and Physical Training

Blackalachian on The Underground Railroad Trail Most notable for calling attention to the Discord for one of our Join our community AND support the show! Blackalachian on Instagram Reptar

Jan 23, 2019 : Gary Sizer
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