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McAfee, Care Packages, Butts, and Zeroes

McAfee, Care Packages, Butts, and Zeroes

700 miles. I jumped the gun in assuming I'd be anywhere near the halfway point. Side quests, Trail Days and a strong desire to visit every trail town or rush...

Jun 9, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Trail Craft with Toddlers- OHT Thru Hike 2017

Trail Craft with Toddlers- OHT Thru Hike 2017

Toy dinosaurs don’t fit under the category of lightweight backpacking, but the Broach family has adjusted. My (hopeful) aspirations of a CDT conquest have been shuffled to the back burner...

Mar 17, 2017 : Rosemary Broach
The Duct Tape that Binds Us: The Hiker Bond

The Duct Tape that Binds Us: The Hiker Bond

Prior to hiking, most of my friends at home were very supportive over my choice to drop everything and hike the Appalachian Trail for 5-6 months. Some were worried, others...

Oct 25, 2016 : Stubbs
Is Home Really Home?

Is Home Really Home?

Since being back home from the trail, I miss it terribly. Sure there were bad days. Days that I felt like going home; when I was sick of the pain,...

Oct 11, 2016 : Stubbs
1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

1500 Miles and Hitting Halfway

"Officially" Halfway I've made it to Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the "official" halfway point of the AT. For me, it's just over 1500 miles in. This is where I...

Sep 7, 2016 : Laurel "Duchess of Slug" Seus