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About Our Thru-Hike – Answering The Common Questions

About Our Thru-Hike – Answering The Common Questions

To our friends and families that can't wrap their heads around the thru-hiker lifestyle, we get it. We understand why you don't understand. Unless you are a backpacker yourself, you...

Feb 20, 2018 : The Swords
Week 25- Atkins to Troutdale, VA

Week 25- Atkins to Troutdale, VA

I have been rescued from the trail by Chunky, one of the best trail angels I have met, at  the Quarter Way Inn Hostel.  I will finally kick the poison...

Feb 18, 2018 : Jamie Marsden
Liz Is Going Stoveless. Here’s Why

Liz Is Going Stoveless. Here’s Why

The main topic that’s been on my mind while preparing for my big hike (other than gear) is food. I have decided to go stoveless, meaning I will be relying...

Feb 17, 2018 : Liz Kidder
Lessons from the Soft Rock Bottom

Lessons from the Soft Rock Bottom

I can say that in my whole life I have only ever reached rock bottom once. During the second week my husband was on hospice after sleeping little and crying...

Feb 17, 2018 : Laura Moore
How to Convince Your Body It Can Walk 2,000 Miles

How to Convince Your Body It Can Walk 2,000 Miles

The summer before I started college my brother and I planned to hike Maine's 100-Mile Wilderness. It was the first time we'd carried our own gear on a multiday trip...

Feb 17, 2018 : Rose Ross
Pack Shakedown and Final Considerations

Pack Shakedown and Final Considerations

After packing, unpacking, repacking, walking through the woods, unpacking, and repacking once more, I think I finally have my pack ready to see the Appalachian Trail. I am currently sitting...

Feb 17, 2018 : Kat Jackson
Tying Up the Nuts and Bolts as Start Date Approaches

Tying Up the Nuts and Bolts as Start Date Approaches

I would be lying if I were to say that I was feeling no apprehension about by upcoming thru-hike. I am just over two weeks away from my start date....

Feb 17, 2018 : Victor Perrotti
Fight Your Demons, Chase Your Dreams

Fight Your Demons, Chase Your Dreams

Hi, I'm Fernando. How does one introduce themselves to a world of strangers without it being 90 percent crap? You know, the version of themselves they want the rest of the...

Feb 16, 2018 : Fernando Rios
Our Bags Are Packed. It’s Go Time

Our Bags Are Packed. It’s Go Time

All my bags are packed I’m ready to go.... Wait! I still have to unpack, double check gear, do I need this, did I forget that, repack, try on, adjust,...

Feb 15, 2018 : Drama Mama
Maine or No Maine: Making Two Lists of Possible Outcomes

Maine or No Maine: Making Two Lists of Possible Outcomes

One month. That's four weeks. That's 28 days. Years of thinking and planning and preparing and talking (and, yes, obsessing) has now come down to a matter of days until...

Feb 15, 2018 : Cheryl and Ray Galli