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Perseverance, Community Overcome Trail Adversity

Perseverance, Community Overcome Trail Adversity

Hot Springs, N.C., to Damascus Va. April 8 to 19, days 26 to 37 Somehow it’s already day 37 of this journey and 12 days have passed since I’ve posted....

Apr 20, 2018 : Pete Bromen
Little Toe, Big Problem

Little Toe, Big Problem

My first two days on the trail were, let's call them, eventful. I've been an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast since spring break camping trips as a kid, so I...

Apr 19, 2018 : Rachel Poole
500 Miles Behind Us, a Lot of Great Times Ahead

500 Miles Behind Us, a Lot of Great Times Ahead

Dear dedicated, avid, and frequently reminding reader (aka Mum), please find below our latest blog post. Sorry it's been so long. It does feel like there's a lot to catch...

Apr 19, 2018 : Sian and Dave
Bring on the Virginia Blues

Bring on the Virginia Blues

I'm in my home state! I was ecstatic on Wednesday, April 18, when I crossed the boundary line from Tennessee to Virginia. Virginia is the state that contains the longest...

Apr 19, 2018 : Victor Perrotti
Rain, Wind, Snow, and the Little Piggy that Cried All the Way

Rain, Wind, Snow, and the Little Piggy that Cried All the Way

“Mile 301.4 to mile 316.9.  Rain was the word of the day for all 15 miles.  I busted my ass to get a shelter spot and it worked.  It’s absolutely...

Apr 19, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli
Plan Your Dive, Dive Your Plan

Plan Your Dive, Dive Your Plan

At 6:30 a.m., the sound of the storm drags me from under the thin film of sleep I have struggled to wrap myself in all night. In my sleep, I...

Apr 19, 2018 : Evan Johnson
These Days

These Days

I get a lot of questions on what a typical day on trail is like so I have decided to do a breakdown of my daily routine on trail. 7-7:45...

Apr 19, 2018 : Mackenzie
Slow and Kind, Like the South

Slow and Kind, Like the South

As I’m writing this, it’s been almost exactly a month since I’d flown from Minnesota to Atlanta to start the trail -- watching the landscape slowly change beneath me from...

Apr 19, 2018 : Amanda Johnson
Skirting the North Carolina and Tennessee Borders

Skirting the North Carolina and Tennessee Borders

I walked across Davenport Gap and out of the Smokies so I could both get away from the hiker-packed shelter and camp alone for a change. I found an old...

Apr 18, 2018 : Ryne Tobar
Update 7: Days 10-12

Update 7: Days 10-12

In update seven, see my next few days on the Appalachian Trail including miles 90.1 to 109.2. We also took a nero and zero in Franklin, N.C. Now, it’s time...

Apr 18, 2018 : Liz Kidder