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Pre-Trail “Zero” Days: Take Them

Pre-Trail “Zero” Days: Take Them

So, you've decided to hike the Appalachian Trail. At this point you've probably been reading up on the history and making of the AT and staying up until the wee...

Sep 20, 2016 : Ashley Hill
How to Take a Zero Day in the Woods

How to Take a Zero Day in the Woods

We all know that thru hikers need to take time off in town for chores - laundry, resupply, stocking up on calories, charging up electronics - but what about a...

Jun 30, 2016 : Carla Robertson
10 Glorious Tips for Hiking in the Rain

10 Glorious Tips for Hiking in the Rain

10 Glorious Tips for Hiking in the Rain I started my thru-hike this week on Monday. The forecast said rain all week, but I was determined to start my hike,...

Apr 19, 2015 : Julieann Hartley
First Zero Day Zero Miles In

First Zero Day Zero Miles In

Monday. March 30th, 2015. I awake in my bed with one eye already open and thoughts, sensical and otherwise, racing through my head. Laundry, shower, vacuum, pack. My head is still...

Apr 1, 2015 : Tee Corley
Zero Day

Zero Day

Zero days are some of the busiest and most exciting days of your hike. After all, when you're out in the woods all you're doing is walking, right? Pretty much....

Mar 23, 2015 : Gary Sizer
Hostels are Magic – I’ll keep going

Hostels are Magic – I’ll keep going

Hostels are truly magical places. I'd heard that before. But you really have to experience it to understand it. I still cried a lot - I'm particularly weepy and homesick...

Mar 19, 2014 : Sarah (Ent)