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10 Myths for SOBO Thru-Hikers

10 Myths for SOBO Thru-Hikers

July 6th marked the beginning of my SOBO journey to Georgia, with the summit of Katahdin. I hit the mountain full of excitement and wonder, not only for the summit, but...

Jul 15, 2017 : Katie Doane
NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

With the days dwindling down this season and inclement weather looming over New England, has Barefoot Hiker thought enough about his options to finish this year?

Jul 9, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

Badger’s Pacific Crest Trail SOBO Thru-Hike Gear List

I'm leaving for Seattle in three days.  If all goes according to plan, I will be back sometime around Halloween.  Below is my full PCT Gear List (minus consumables) during that time. For

Jul 7, 2017 : Zach
More Than A Hike

More Than A Hike

Hello, world. It's been a minute since I've spoken with you all via The Trek, but I wanted to come at you with some motivation for this lovely Monday. Or...

Apr 24, 2017 : Ashley Schellhase
SOBO Hike Planning with a Dog (what the @*#% am I doing?)

SOBO Hike Planning with a Dog (what the @*#% am I doing?)

Hiking the trail has been a slow migrating thought process for a bit now. The dream lives in all of us, until we can finally exclaim"I'm hiking the AT!" Then...

Apr 16, 2017 : Katie Doane
You’re Hiking What?!

You’re Hiking What?!

Since joining the Appalachian Trail community, I've received lots of support and useful tips and tricks to make it through. My family isn't as eager. Sister: You're crazy but I think...

Oct 26, 2016 : Adeline
Southbounders: Still out here killin’ it

Southbounders: Still out here killin’ it

See? Killin' it. With paint. At Broken Fiddle Hostel in Damascus, VA. You heard right. We're still out here. Crushing miles. Breaking hearts. Destroying burritos.  We're southbound on the AT...

Oct 1, 2016 : Jeremy Morris
First Piece of Gear, Yay!

First Piece of Gear, Yay!

I got my first piece of gear today!! So exciting! ^_^ Since I'm still obviously gear hunting, I won't delve into much other than sleeping bag and comfort. So, I...

Sep 7, 2016 : Adeline
Trail Therapy Intro

Trail Therapy Intro

Hiking was never a dream of mine. I had never heard of the Appalachian Trail or any other trail before I came home on leave and watched Wild with my...

Sep 7, 2016 : Adeline
1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

This is where I would talk about the gastrointestinal distress brought on by consuming a half gallon of ice cream, except that the general store is closed on weekdays after...

Sep 7, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus