Blog Posts

Blog posts come from our amazing group of long-distance and thru-hikers. They’re out on the trails during the 2019 hiking season (or heading out soon, and detailing their planning and preparation), sending back updates and sharing their adventures live as they happen. Follow along and cheer them on!

My Africa

My Africa

About the Author, Morgan McGowan: "Hi, I’m Morgan. I am 29 and live just outside of Boston with my husband of 2 and a half years. I try to appreciate the real things in life, family, friends, and the world. I love to travel and experience different places, cook new...

Idea Underground

Idea Underground

To see Tali's other posts click her name above! For some, the time between conceiving the idea to hike the AT and actually beginning to do so is a matter of months or even weeks. For me, it was at least a 20-year process!! (see 1: An Idea)  I mostly kept quiet about...

An Idea

An Idea

To see Tali's other posts click her name above! In the year 2000 I set foot on the AT for the first time. We were driving along a small road on a family trip with our four children, aged 3-9, and saw a sign denoting a crossing of the Appalachian Trail. I already knew...

Hiking Is Mine

Hiking Is Mine

About the Author: Amy has three amazing sons who have all served their country in the US Air Force.  Andrew is currently serving as Tech Sergeant. Alex served as an Air Traffic Controller before being hired by the FAA. Evan is currently attending THE Ohio State...

Why I Hike

Why I Hike

About the Author, Dee Fournier: I grew up in Maine in small coastal town called Cape Elizabeth with my 4 other siblings. I am "tied" with being the youngest, as I have a twin brother - I'm 5 minutes older than him.  I believe growing up in Maine grounded me....

Greetings, Y’all!

Greetings, Y’all!

About the Author: "My name is Tara High. I am 55 years old and love being active in the outdoors, cooking and most especially…eating. I am a Texas girl living in a Georgia world and will attempt to thru hike the Appalachian Trail this year (2019). Is this a mid life...

What If?

What If?

About the Author: "Hello, my name is Abby Washburn, and later this year in April my mom and I will be starting on the Appalachian Trail. I enjoy reading, being outdoors, swimming, writing, and baking. I am fifteen years old and I will be hiking after my high school...

Spring Break Planning

Spring Break Planning

About the Author, Lynne Davidson: An avid traveler and enthusiastic backpacker, Lynne seeks to combine both passions by saving up her free airline miles, and then searching for trails to hike around the world. Becoming a (mostly) solo hiker/backpacker a little...