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Early Leaf Peeping in the Dolly Sods Wilderness

Early Leaf Peeping in the Dolly Sods Wilderness

Fall comes early to the Dolly Sods Wilderness, a windswept plateau astride the Allegheny Front in West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest.  With

Oct 17, 2018 : Guest Post
The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The Thru-Hike Was Hard, But not Hiking Is Harder

The following is a guest post by Carolyn Walker I finished my NOBO thru-hike a week ago today. It took 5½ months, which is very average,

Aug 15, 2018 : Guest Post
How to Survive Your Partner Thru-Hiking While Supporting Them From Home

How to Survive Your Partner Thru-Hiking While Supporting Them From Home

The following is a guest post by Gillian Kelly When my husband decided to quit his job and thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, I was a jumble of

Aug 13, 2018 : Guest Post
You’ve Got This Whole Place to Yourself Tonight

You’ve Got This Whole Place to Yourself Tonight

The following is a guest post by Michael Seymour Blake I belt out some Bowie on the two and a half hour car ride to the Slide Mountain

Aug 5, 2018 : Guest Post
Being Open to Change During and After A Thru-Hike

Being Open to Change During and After A Thru-Hike

Three years after finishing our AT thru-hike and having just published our hiking memoir (excerpts in italics below), we’ve taken a moment to reflect

May 21, 2018 : Guest Post
7 Gadgets to Enhance Your Next Car Camping Trip

7 Gadgets to Enhance Your Next Car Camping Trip

Spring (and spring weather) are officially here, and the time is right to start the 2018 hiking and camping season. Whether you are a novice or a

May 17, 2018 : Guest Post
Embracing My Crazy

Embracing My Crazy

To go or not to go… Since I made the decision to hike the A.T. my inner world has been quite the roller-coaster ride. I’ve been a royal

Mar 26, 2018 : Guest Post
Why I am Not Ultralight

Why I am Not Ultralight

To go ultralight or not, is that the question? Today, the debate seems over: why carry more when you can carry less and increase the enjoyment of

Mar 11, 2018 : Guest Post
How to Think Like an Ecologist During Your Thru-Hike

How to Think Like an Ecologist During Your Thru-Hike

The following is a guest post courtesy of Aaron Sidder, Editor in Chief of Afield Trails. Afield Trails develops mobile apps for hikers to help them

Feb 28, 2018 : Guest Post
Liberty Is Coming: My Bio, My Why, My Flip-Flop

Liberty Is Coming: My Bio, My Why, My Flip-Flop

Hello, all! My name is Gwen Nitya and the roles I've played that matter to me are: mother, yogini, ayurveda practitioner, life coach, spiritual

Feb 27, 2018 : Guest Post