Virginia

Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Cue Vanessa Carlton – 1000 Miles and Harper’s Ferry

Dear Diary,  I may have gone a little mad from the Rollercoaster. Who thought that was a good idea?  The black dot is a bear. I was FAR away. "Pink...

Jul 14, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

NOBO or Bust? Barefoot Weighs His Options

I have gotten back on the Appalachian Trail after the tumultuous trials of broken toes, fallen heroes and July 4th shenanigans. I headed back into the Shenandoah National Park and...

Jul 9, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Waynesboro, So Fun It Had Me in Stitches (NSFW: Gore)

Waynesboro, So Fun It Had Me in Stitches (NSFW: Gore)

It has been a rough few days. I walked into Waynesboro at Mile 863 fatigued and ready for a break from the constant coating of rain and sweat, the bugs...

Jun 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Smiles Over Miles

Smiles Over Miles

Approximately two hundred and fifty miles in to a flip-flop attempt and I am in a love/hate relationship with the Appalachian Trail. So much has happened in such a short...

Jun 16, 2017 : Ashley Hill
Medical: Scabies Reported Along Southern Virginia AT

Medical: Scabies Reported Along Southern Virginia AT

Pictured: Scabies on Upper Left Leg of Diagnosed Hiker  Update (6/3/2017 19:40:00): More reports are coming in of similar bug sites and rashes from up to five other thru-hikers and...

Jun 4, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
Continuing After Trail Days

Continuing After Trail Days

With the rains returned, the quiet of nature helps me adjust to the aftershock of Trail Days. The weekend was packed with amazing and wonderful reunions, bands, gear vendors, activities,...

May 23, 2017 : Jeremy Gottschalk
The Beer Drinker’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail [Virginia Edition]

The Beer Drinker’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail [Virginia Edition]

Some may say doing a thru hike is like being on a very long vacation, but after a few days in the woods and as you’re approaching town, it can...

Oct 18, 2016 : Stubbs
Virginia is…NOT FLAT

Virginia is…NOT FLAT

Virginia gets talked about a lot. For good reason, after all it DOES contain the most AT miles of any state. However, there seems to be a whole lot of...

Jun 9, 2016 : Stacia Bennett
The History of Shenandoah National Park

The History of Shenandoah National Park

PRESIDENT BARTLET: Shenandoah National Park, right here in Virginia! We should organize a staff field trip to Shenandoah. I could even act as the guide. What do you think? JOSH:...

Mar 18, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
So Long, Citrus Bandit

So Long, Citrus Bandit

Mice Strike Back Curfluffle. The sound of a small bag falling woke me in the night. Blinking confusingly, I turn over into my warm sleeping bag. Sweet Roll said that...

Sep 28, 2015 : C.M. Pagels