Southbound

Backpacks and Gear: REI doesn’t know everything about gear

Backpacks and Gear: REI doesn’t know everything about gear

Before I successfully did a Southbound thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, I as most people bought plethora of gear at REI. For many of us hikers, gear is like...

Feb 24, 2017 : Clayton Barker
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
Home Sweet New York City

Home Sweet New York City

It’s true what they say: Being a writer in New York is difficult. Actually, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever half-ass attempted and if you ask creative New Yorkers, they’ll...

Aug 1, 2016 : Lauren Hafley
“Well This Is It” – Last Thoughts Before The 100 Mile Wilderness

“Well This Is It” – Last Thoughts Before The 100 Mile Wilderness

Well This is it. It's always a nervous feeling leaving that last point of civilization before going into the bush. There is no turning back now. No "Oh shit I...

Jun 9, 2016 : Josh Lichti
4 Reasons Why SOBO > NOBO Thru-Hiking

4 Reasons Why SOBO > NOBO Thru-Hiking

I am a timid hiker. I like to sleep in shelters with other people and a knife near at hand. (Though, my husband insists we tarp; the only reason I...

Aug 24, 2015 : High Five
The Appalachian Q&A with Tom and Shannon

The Appalachian Q&A with Tom and Shannon

I just ran out of deodorant and I have have 4 days before leaving for Baxter State park to start my southbound hike. My mind has been a mess of...

Jul 16, 2015 : Thomas Vernali