PCT 2018: Cold Weather Gear Test (Suburban Style)

PCT 2018: Cold Weather Gear Test (Suburban Style)

Cold Weather Challenge We have been fortunate to have some cold and clear weather here in Seattle, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to test out some...

Dec 11, 2017 : Lee Welton
To Approach or Not to Approach:  starting NOBO at Amicalola Falls

To Approach or Not to Approach: starting NOBO at Amicalola Falls

''Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.'' -Yoda to Anakin Skywalker Amicalola Falls.   The spiritual northbound start of the Appalachian Trail to some, the bane...

Dec 11, 2017 : Jon Goff
10 Edible Wild Plants and Why They’re Good For You

10 Edible Wild Plants and Why They’re Good For You

You’re lost in the wilderness. You ate your last cereal bar. You’re starting to feel hungry—let’s call it starving. You start to consider eating the first thing you could get...

Dec 11, 2017 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Saying Goodbye to the AT (For now!)

Saying Goodbye to the AT (For now!)

Hello Trekkies! (I feel like I could call you guys that now, haha). Anyway last Saturday I stepped off the Appalachian Trail at mile 309 and started walking towards a...

Dec 10, 2017 : Eliza
The Mental Journey to Now

The Mental Journey to Now

I decided it might be time for me to articulate the thoughts that have been going through my head for the last three-ish months.   These thoughts fall along a...

Dec 10, 2017 : Mary Meixner
Hiding in the Woods

Hiding in the Woods

In my first Trek post, I included among my list of reasons to hike: “I am terrified of the world right now and want to escape from it.” “I am...

Dec 10, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah
Going Minimal: Preparing for the End

Going Minimal: Preparing for the End

I love having only the bare essentials. One of the aspects of hiking I most enjoy, and am greatly looking forward to, is the minimalism. I love having only the...

Dec 10, 2017 : Robin Sorenson
What is a Thru-Hike?

What is a Thru-Hike?

A few months ago saying, “I’m going to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail,” sounded like a pretty straightforward statement. Now it’s suddenly gotten a little more complicated. For all the years...

Dec 10, 2017 : Joellyn Sargent
Chasing the Dream on the AT in 2018

Chasing the Dream on the AT in 2018

Franconia Ridge, New Hampshire is one of my most favorite places in the United States.  The first time I saw this I actually cried.  I am so amazed that there...

Dec 9, 2017 : Julie Wilson-Freeman
Groot is on the loose! The reason for Groot on the AT

Groot is on the loose! The reason for Groot on the AT

Seasons greetings to my fellow hikers,  hope the holidays are treating you and yours well!   The following is the reason I'm toting an 8 ounce Groot action figure on...

Dec 9, 2017 : Jon Goff