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Taking Stock with a Zero in Franklin

Taking Stock with a Zero in Franklin

Sitting on the sidewalk with friends, outside the pharmacy killing time until the outfitter opens, I reflect on the past week and a half. I wasn’t sure how my body...

Mar 20, 2018 : Victor Perrotti
How Thru-Hiking Changes Your Relationship to Your Body

How Thru-Hiking Changes Your Relationship to Your Body

Shortly before I left for my Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2016, I kept fantasizing about how my body was going to become “better” as a result of exercising all day,...

Mar 19, 2018 : Janel Healy
Forced off the Trail, but the Sun Still Shines, and Mountains Stand Tall

Forced off the Trail, but the Sun Still Shines, and Mountains Stand Tall

Day Six, March 18 Today was a roller-coaster of highs and lows. Mentally it was all good; I’m loving it out here, walking through the mountains and woods. But, physically...

Mar 19, 2018 : Adam Smith
What Do Mice Do in Their Free Time?

What Do Mice Do in Their Free Time?

It’s been over a week of trail life. I’ve met tons of people - some who are still hiking and some who have already quit. I’ve finally found a group...

Mar 19, 2018 : Allie Bull
Nervous Excitement as D-Day Approaches

Nervous Excitement as D-Day Approaches

Bubbles of 2018 thru-hiker hopefuls have begun their long pilgrimage north.  Some have already fallen to the wayside, while others press on through cold and wet wintry conditions.  Meanwhile, Cole

Mar 19, 2018 : Sheila Jackson-Taylor
Some Reflections on Hiking, Then and Now

Some Reflections on Hiking, Then and Now

It has been more than 30 years since my introduction to the world of long-distance hiking. My first wide-eyed adventures on the Appalachian Trail as a young man left me...

Mar 19, 2018 : Roy
Compiling the Soundtrack to My Journey

Compiling the Soundtrack to My Journey

Sitting on the plane, about to embark on what I hope will be the greatest adventure of my life so far, my feet won't stop tapping. Tap, tap, tap. I'm...

Mar 19, 2018 : Audrey Payne
Lessons Learned From a Successful FKT Attempt

Lessons Learned From a Successful FKT Attempt

Recently, I completed an unsupported FKT attempt of the 255-kilometer Beşparmak Trail in the Part 1 and FKT announcement post, one of the main reasons for attempting this feat was...

Mar 19, 2018 : Brandon Chase
Georgia, You Went Beyond Our Hopes and Fears

Georgia, You Went Beyond Our Hopes and Fears

It’s been almost three weeks since Conner and I started our journey from Springer Mountain, and the amount of lessons learned, sights beheld, friendships formed, and memories made have been...

Mar 18, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
99 Meals in a Day

99 Meals in a Day

Today marks two weeks until my start date at Springer Mountain to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Yesterday, I packed 99 backpacking meals for three months’ worth of dinners. Up until...

Mar 18, 2018 : Elise Wallace