thruhike

Making The Most Of Your Pre-Hike Hype

Making The Most Of Your Pre-Hike Hype

There's still time before we take the first of over four million steps it'll take to cover the Appalachian Trail, but mentally, Forum It's great to get whatever perspectives you can from...

Jan 20, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

How I Thru-Hiked With A Golden Retriever

It all started with a contest. Make a video why you want to hike the Appalachian Trail. My idea was simple. I just wanted to go for a long walk...

Jan 14, 2018 : Raider
10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

10 Songs Every Thru-Hiker Needs On Their Playlist

Preparing for a thru-hike is a lot of work. For the last few months, I’ve been planning resupplies, training, both mentally and physically, and buying and testing out gear. It’s...

Jan 12, 2018 : Taylor Key
Hikers Beware: Haters Ahead

Hikers Beware: Haters Ahead

Congratulations! You’ve decided to become a thru-hiker! Now it’s time to stand on a mountaintop and sing it to the world. Making the choice to drop your real life and...

Jan 6, 2018 : Taylor Key
What’s a “Kelsy”? Why Katahdin?

What’s a “Kelsy”? Why Katahdin?

Hey folks! My name's Kelsy, and I'm about to start my wildest adventure yet.       Until now, Photography has been my primary form of expression. Although a picture is...

Nov 20, 2017 : Kelsy Filler
Hey, Let’s Be Friends (So You Can Help Me Find a Trail Name)

Hey, Let’s Be Friends (So You Can Help Me Find a Trail Name)

The Basics So, I guess you all should know who I am considering you’ll be reading all about my life on the trail.  My name is Eiryn Reynolds (pronounced Erin,...

Nov 2, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
Thank You, Appalachian Trail

Thank You, Appalachian Trail

Katahdin Was Never The End There was a cloud pushing across the tabletop of the summit, but I did end up seeing the spectacular and sprawling wilderness below. I also...

Oct 24, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
How Hiking is Like a Meditation Retreat (And How It’s Not)

How Hiking is Like a Meditation Retreat (And How It’s Not)

I just got back from a profound and excruciating 10-day silent retreat hosted by the 2016 Appalachian Trail flip-flop through-hike was surprisingly similar to the meditation retreat. So, I

Oct 11, 2017 : Janel Healy
Cruel Tricks: Dealing with Injuries & Depression

Cruel Tricks: Dealing with Injuries & Depression

First off, let me say hello again to anyone who has been following along, as well as the folks who are reading my blog for the first time! It's been a long while since...

Aug 21, 2017 : Amber Redfield
Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Pine Grove Furnace, A Tiny Trail Angel, and Enjoying Southern PA

Hi Gina, I told you there would be a blog about our adventure and your being such a cool trail angel. As we walked past the 1100-mile marker, the day...

Jul 26, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk