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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
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
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
AT 10: Rocksylvania Isn’t So Rocky After All

AT 10: Rocksylvania Isn’t So Rocky After All

Don’t forget to check the end of this update for spectacular photos and another compilation video! Rocksylvania What can I say. The entire time I have been on the Appalachian...

Dec 9, 2017 : Koty Sapp
If I don’t post about my thru hike on social media, did it even happen?

If I don’t post about my thru hike on social media, did it even happen?

  Social media and I have a love/hate relationship. I literally joined Facebook and Instagram THIS year. Let that sink in. I went over 30 years without having an online...

Dec 8, 2017 : Sarah Southard
Thru-hiking the AT?? Why not!

Thru-hiking the AT?? Why not!

Here Goes Nothing... Not sure what is more out of my comfort zone, hiking 2,189 miles across 14 states, or blogging about it.. I’m going to go with blogging about...

Dec 5, 2017 : Christopher Keys
In the Rear with the Gear

In the Rear with the Gear

Not for long.  Mid-December is coming up fast and I have time for two more shakedown hikes.  Consequently, I am upon the good-idea cutoff point for testing new gear. Gear Lists...

Dec 1, 2017 : Old Goat