A Section Hiker is a Thru-Hiker’s Best Friend

A section hiker is anyone out hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail; be it one hour or one month or anywhere in between. The typical section hiker though, is out for a three to seven day span and looking to hike under 100 miles. What is so good about most section hikers you ask? First off, … Continue reading A Section Hiker is a Thru-Hiker’s Best Friend

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Springtime on the Appalachian Trail

Clay and I had been discussing the AT for years before we actually started our hike. In the many conversations we had, not once did we talk about the changing seasons. But this made sense; in normal everyday life we're busy people who are always headed somewhere with too little time. Sure the seasons are … Continue reading Springtime on the Appalachian Trail

Damascus, VA: June 7th (467.3mi) to Pearisburg, VA: June 17th (630.3mi)

Longer days, warmer weather, pizza delivery and oh yeah, ponies! We haven't been posting for the last couple days because we've been out in the woods taking care of our primary job - getting to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. Often to my chagrin, or blatant disgust, I am still carrying a small tablet while … Continue reading Damascus, VA: June 7th (467.3mi) to Pearisburg, VA: June 17th (630.3mi)

Technology on the Appalachian Trail

It is admittedly a bit oxymoronic to write a blog post lamenting the effects of technology on the Appalachian Trail while out on the trail I am writing this on our tablet sitting in the tent. Nonetheless, we have a blog so despite not having cell phones in our pack we are still somewhat leashed … Continue reading Technology on the Appalachian Trail