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Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

Twenty-Somethings and Why The AT Tastes So Sweet

I am in my twenties. I just graduated from college. I’ve got two failed relationships under my belt, a dozen failed friendships, a beautiful binder full of opportunities I’ve missed...

Mar 5, 2017 : Tasia Kellogg
I’m Hiking Because…

I’m Hiking Because…

I’m sure upon mentioning to friends and family about your decision to attempt a thru hike (or even a long distance section hike), or simply uttering that it’s something you’re...

Oct 4, 2016 : Stubbs
Why Am I Hiking

Why Am I Hiking

There’s nothing quite like travel and the outdoors. I got so inspired last year in India while doing a 10-day silent retreat on the Introduction to Buddhism. I do not...

Aug 10, 2016 : Jody Chancey
So I guess I’m a hiker?

So I guess I’m a hiker?

I don't know the exact moment I decided to hike the AT.  I didn't grow up loving the outdoors or camping.  Most of my backpacks were for fun not function,...

Oct 14, 2015 : Sheena
Why I Hike, or, Why Do I Hike?!

Why I Hike, or, Why Do I Hike?!

Why I Hike, or, Why Do I Hike?!?      This is my third attempt at a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. The first attempt had my mother biting her nails...

Mar 5, 2015 : Tee Corley
Why Am I Doing This?

Why Am I Doing This?

I have been putting off this post for awhile. Actually, I never even wanted to do it. Why, I thought to myself. Psshh, you know why. You can't explain it,...

Jan 21, 2014 : Sarah (Ent)