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Privilege and Thru-Hiking: Food for Thought

Privilege and Thru-Hiking: Food for Thought

I've done a mountain of research in the past few months preparing for my March thru-hike start date. This research has allowed me to observe some trends in the outdoor...

Oct 10, 2018 : Phoebe
Stunning Views and New Friends

Stunning Views and New Friends

Hi, folks, for the second time this evening. It’s gonna be a shorter post  than usual, thanks to my previous post about safety on the trail. That means only 8,000...

Oct 7, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Here’s Why I Won’t Get Lost on the AT

Here’s Why I Won’t Get Lost on the AT

Recently, a woman from our city became separated from her daughter during just a short “walk in the woods” in the Smokies.   Like many, I was carefully watching the...

Oct 7, 2018 : Ruth Morley
Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Bad Case of the Pennsylvania Blues

Northbounders are susceptible to the Virginia Blues, and although my symptoms may be similar, I'm experiencing them in a different state. While it's not Lyme disease or a twisted ankle,...

Oct 6, 2018 : Emma Rosenfield
How to Prepare/Train for a 2,000 Mile Thru-Hike?

How to Prepare/Train for a 2,000 Mile Thru-Hike?

How does Michael plan to prepare for his AT thru-hike? He doesn't. I know a lot of people do a lot of things to prepare for a thru-hike.  As this...

Oct 4, 2018 : Michael Beierle
1,100 Miles, and Why It Doesn’t Matter if I Finish

1,100 Miles, and Why It Doesn’t Matter if I Finish

Hello! I’m Kreg (trail name Carrot Top),  a southbound thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail. I’m joining The Trek blogging community halfway through my trip, so this is my first post,...

Oct 4, 2018 : Kreg Moccia
One Thousand Miles Later: Celebrations and Reflections

One Thousand Miles Later: Celebrations and Reflections

Karaoke anyone? You know you want to. This number is to the tune of Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Miles. Making my way down trail, walking south, northbounders pass and they’re...

Oct 2, 2018 : Amie Spring
Which Blaze Color Are You?

Which Blaze Color Are You?

I had just descended The Priest—a 4,062-foot tall mountain in Nelson County, VA. The previous night I had camped at the Priest Shelter, famous for the confessional shelter journal. I...

Oct 2, 2018 : Elise Wallace
Shall We?  Yes, Let Us Shall

Shall We? Yes, Let Us Shall

When I was 13 years old, I ran away from home for three whole days.  As I stated in my bio, I was born and raised in Washington state.  I...

Oct 2, 2018 : Michael Beierle
After Four Weeks,  Hitting My Stride and Still Loving It

After Four Weeks, Hitting My Stride and Still Loving It

It’s wonderful  when it feels like everything is clicking along smoothly. That’s how I feel tonight while reflecting on the past seven days   I’ve been on the trail for...

Oct 1, 2018 : Ruth Morley