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Hiking Trails

Black Bears on the Trail

A few months ago, during a section hike in Georgia, my boyfriend and I were tenting at Low Gap shelter when we decided to go watch the sunset through the trees.  We walked back to the trail and found...

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...

How Long Does a Thru-Hike Take?

How long does it take to do a thru-hike?  The standard answer is 5-6 months, but it’s best to give yourself extra time.  I started my hike on March 14th, and I originally thought I would be...

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...