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19 Days of Intermission Featuring Florence

19 Days of Intermission Featuring Florence

On the list of displaced people from Florence, it is unlikely that Appalachian Trail thru-hiker might pop up. Yet, we are here. The trail, our home, is closed. We are...

Sep 16, 2018 : Clara Hatcher
Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

Anxiety Ascent: Why I’m off the trail

I wake up in my room, surrounded by four walls and my black cat walking over my down comforter. The air conditioning is cool and my bed is soft. This...

Jun 16, 2018 : Ashley Manning
“Bro Culture” and the Thru-Hiking Community

“Bro Culture” and the Thru-Hiking Community

There’s been a lot of talk recently about "bro culture" on long trails and in the outdoor community in general. Last week, I experienced it firsthand on the Pacific Crest...

May 14, 2018 : Janel Gazelle
Push, Fall, Rise, Repeat: My 10 Days and 69.3 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

Push, Fall, Rise, Repeat: My 10 Days and 69.3 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

"Push, rise, fall, repeat." That mantra has gotten me over quite a few hurdles in my recent life, including finding out that I needed to get my gallbladder removed ten...

Feb 4, 2018 : Kristin