thru-hiking

Snickers Bars to the Rescue – Trail Magic Does the Trick

Snickers Bars to the Rescue – Trail Magic Does the Trick

I've never cared for Snickers Bars. In fact, I doubt I've eaten more than a few of them in my entire life. But as odd as it may seem, some...

Apr 26, 2017 : Gail Barrett
How Low Can We Go? A Not-So-Fun-Week on the AT

How Low Can We Go? A Not-So-Fun-Week on the AT

If you're hoping for an upbeat post about thru-hiking, this isn't it. This is an honest assessment of the rather brutal week we've had. Here's why our trek through the...

Apr 20, 2017 : Gail Barrett
The End and the Beginning

The End and the Beginning

It has been six months since I summited Katahdin, and over a year since I set out to thru hike the Appalachian Trail.  So here I am, six months off...

Apr 17, 2017 : Beth Harper
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
Pee-wee Herman and Machine Gun Fire – the Highs and Lows of Our Second Week on theTrail

Pee-wee Herman and Machine Gun Fire – the Highs and Lows of Our Second Week on theTrail

What a week! Each day seems like an eternity on the trail, packed with so many unusual experiences that it's impossible to sum them all up.  But here are some...

Apr 12, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Walking the Walk: Understanding What it Takes

Walking the Walk: Understanding What it Takes

Hey friends! So we know that we are long overdue for a post and have been going back and forth on what our next post should be. Being 427 miles...

Apr 9, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Saying NO So You Can Say YES

Saying NO So You Can Say YES

Only Child Syndrome Selfishness is not exactly foreign to me. I was raised an only child and let's just say I have not yet completely grown out of the inability to...

Apr 8, 2017 : emily sue
Deer Legs and Hiker Rage – a Recap of Week One

Deer Legs and Hiker Rage – a Recap of Week One

I knew that this hike would be painful.  I knew that I'd be exhausted, although I still vastly underestimated the difficulty of hauling a 27 lb. pack over the hills....

Apr 6, 2017 : Gail Barrett
Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 is an ultralight 3-person nylon and polyester mesh tent body with an ultralight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating fly and...

Mar 31, 2017 : Danielle
2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

After completing the Appalachian Trail in September of 2016, I almost immediately started looking for my next adventure - despite having sworn during several moments of my AT thru to...

Mar 29, 2017 : Nichole Young