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Trail Days 2013

Trail Days will be next weekend, May 17-19. This will be my third year going, and let me say, I absolutely love Trail Days!  Here’s why: The camaraderie.  If you’re new to the trail community, you’ll find it to be very welcoming.  If you’ve been hiking for awhile...

Springer Fever

This month I’ve been experiencing a sense of nostalgia for the trail that is referred to as “Springer Fever. ”  The 2013 thru-hikers have begun their journey, and I’m very sad that I am not among them.  This feeling occurs during the spring time and hikers find...

Guest Contributor: Hiking With Other Women

I joined Hashbrown on her thru-hike for 2 weeks in July. I had never been hiking or met HB before, so I had no idea what to expect. She was probably the best partner I could have landed because she knew what to do while with another girl. Don’ts •Complain too much. Upon starting my...

Trail Calzones

Every now and then, you might get bored with your usual trail dinners.  When it’s time to mix it up, try this recipe for trail calzones.  I made these whenever one of my hiker buddies had a birthday. What You Need: •a campfire with lots of coals •some foil (snag some from a hiker...

Week 1 in Georgia: What to Expect

The first week in Georgia can be very challenging: you don’t know what you’re doing, your pack is too heavy, and the mountains are almost painful to climb.  Lots of people will quit in the first 30 miles.  While the first week will be physically challenging, mentally preparing...

Clothes For the Appalachian Trail

When choosing clothes for the trail, try to be as selective as possible.  You don’t want to have too many articles of clothing, but you want them to be sufficient.  The clothes you have with you will vary, depending on the time of year. Clothes For the Whole Hike •A rain jacket.  It...

Cold Weather Gear for the Appalachian Trail

There are several items that you will need for the early and late weeks of your hike that will not be necessary during the warm summer months. •A sleeping bag rated to 20 degrees or less. You can also get a sleeping bag liner and use it along with your summer sleeping bag for extra warmth...