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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 a spot in the trees, ignoring the shredded Mountain House packages on the ground.  As the...

Best Sports Bras for Hiking

Choosing a sports bra for hiking and backpacking is no easy task. There are too many options out there and most don’t check all the boxes. In store options are limited, so we usually have to take a gamble on ordering online. Squished boobs, digging straps, and lack of support are...

AT Creative Non-Fiction Pieces

I’ll admit that I’ve been neglecting my blog a little bit.  And I am sorry about that.  It wasn’t out of laziness, however. First of all, I moved to Denver recently.  I must say, Colorado is as awesome as everyone says it is. I’ve also been working on some articles...

Pack It In, Pack It Out

I returned to the trail recently to do a 40 mile section in Georgia.  It was beautiful weather, and Georgia was in full bloom.  Now that I’m not a thru-hiker, I just relaxed and hiked easy 7 mile days. I camped on top of a mountain several miles north of Neels Gap, where I met a...

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...

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...