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Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

Trail Update: Finding Towns Along the AT

I shuffle through the remains of my food bag where the instant mashed potatoes and ramen packets now float in tuna sauce and oatmeal flakes. My trash ziplock is now...

May 2, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 2

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 2

Leaving Franklin We got one last round of pancakes and bacon before checking out and heading to Haven's Budget Inn to get a shuttle back to the trail. Mr. Ron...

Apr 16, 2017 : Stubbs
The Beer Drinker’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail [North Carolina/Tennessee Edition]

The Beer Drinker’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail [North Carolina/Tennessee Edition]

Some may say doing a thru hike is like being on a very long vacation, but after a few days in the woods and as you’re approaching town, it can...

Sep 20, 2016 : Stubbs
The History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Basics Name: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Location: Tennessee, USA; North Carolina, USA Size: 522,419 acres Key Features: Clingmans Dome, Newfound Gap, Chimney Tops, Laurel

Nov 2, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
My Benton MacKaye Trail Summary

My Benton MacKaye Trail Summary

After 20 days hiking the remote, wild, rugged Benton MacKaye Trail we emerged from the woods into the picnic area at Big Creek Campground in North Carolina.  Unlike doing an Appalachian...

Jun 3, 2015 : Sprinkles
Coco and Magnus — Days 29 through 35 — Creme Fraiche, Eloping, and Fog

Coco and Magnus — Days 29 through 35 — Creme Fraiche, Eloping, and Fog

Time is flying and internet connections are scarce! A brief glimpse into our fifth week. We finished Day 35 at mile 322.1. 4/5 Sunday - Day 29 * Too cold....

Apr 23, 2015 : Courtney
Coco and Magnus — Days 21 through 28 — The Smokies, Mountaintops, and Moonshine

Coco and Magnus — Days 21 through 28 — The Smokies, Mountaintops, and Moonshine

I wrote a superb, top notch post of Magnus's and my fourth week on the AT, but the internet ate it. I was very sad. I will attempt to write...

Apr 13, 2015 : Courtney
Inside Look: Black Bear Resort in Hampton, TN

Inside Look: Black Bear Resort in Hampton, TN

March marks the time of year Marylee and Bob Breuer travel back to Hampton, Tenn., from Florida to help their daughter Stephanie and her husband Brian Dockemeyer polish up the...

Mar 16, 2015 : Kayla Carter
Inside Look: Brown’s Grocery and Braemar Castle

Inside Look: Brown’s Grocery and Braemar Castle

Sutton Brown said he has assisted hikers working hard to complete the entire or parts of the Appalachian Trail since the late 70s. Sutton Brown stands outside of his business...

Mar 12, 2015 : Kayla Carter
Inside Look: Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast

Inside Look: Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast

The novelty that bolsters the Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast’s atmosphere is family history. Owners Ann Morgan-Campbell and her brother Robert Morgan have spent the last 13 years creating a

Feb 2, 2015 : Kayla Carter