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Tying Up Loose Ends

Tying Up Loose Ends

Four, three, two, one...hike! I'm finally down to counting the days on one hand...FOUR.  MORE.  DAYS! I timed my start (April 26) to coincide with the new moon, an auspicious...

Apr 22, 2017 : Deane Giordano
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
Getting Trail Legs (and A Little Homesick) Before Getting on the Trail

Getting Trail Legs (and A Little Homesick) Before Getting on the Trail

Feeling ALL the feelings! In eleven days I'll finally be on the trail.  ELEVEN DAYS! I'm feeling all the feelings.  ALL the feelings--excitement, apprehension, dread, butterflies, joy.  It's all

Apr 16, 2017 : Deane Giordano
Week 1: The Fellowship and The Four Trials

Week 1: The Fellowship and The Four Trials

Preaching Rock Outlook with Planner, left, Nate at center, and me, Barefoot. What an incredible week as I enter Day 11. I had a fun week of 100 miles to...

Apr 12, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 1

The Dirt on the Trail: Chapter 1

  The Approach Trail to Stover Creek After a foggy hike to Springer along the Approach Trail with my husband, Frisbee, and our friend, currently known as Panda who is...

Apr 7, 2017 : Stubbs
Digital media on the trail, part 1

Digital media on the trail, part 1

Bored-nothing to do: 9 subscriptions to consider So you’ve made the leap - you’re thru-hiking (or maybe you’re hiking a section). The call of the wild and the woods was...

Mar 24, 2017 : Aubri Drake
Hello, My Name is Stubbs and I’m a Trail-oholic

Hello, My Name is Stubbs and I’m a Trail-oholic

The time keeping me from returning back to the trail is almost out, so I thought I’d share a bit about myself before I start this incredible journey all over...

Mar 14, 2017 : Stubbs
Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

I am in my twenties. I just graduated from college. I’ve got two failed relationships under my belt, a dozen failed friendships, a beautiful binder full of opportunities I’ve missed...

Mar 5, 2017 : Tasia Kellogg
Not a Happy Camper (Lessons Learned from an Aborted Shakedown Hike)

Not a Happy Camper (Lessons Learned from an Aborted Shakedown Hike)

We simply couldn't resist.  The lure of this incredibly mild weather, combined with all the accounts we've been reading of people who have begun their thru-hikes, made us anxious to...

Mar 1, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Some Final Thoughts Before I Start

Some Final Thoughts Before I Start

Well...Here I am the night before I head down to Georgia. I am so nervous I could puke and I am so excited I could explode. I suppose that is...

Feb 26, 2017 : Eric Guldberg