The worst trail ever. For real.
Oh, my. Where to start.
I hated this trail.
I came across this trail years ago in a book called 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Nashville, by Johnny Molloy. (There’s also one for Denver and Boulder sitting on my shelf; you can find them for several other cities and areas.) I didn’t hike it at the time, and a week ago I decided it was time to check it out.
There have been very few times in my life that I regretted taking a walk in the woods. This was one of them. Continue reading “Trail Review: Twin Forks Trail”
If you need me, call me, No matter where you are, No matter how far
I bought the SPOT Gen3 a few weeks before hitting the AT in March 2016. The main impetus for this purchase was being able to stay in touch and let folks know my coordinates in case I couldn’t use my phone.
The SPOT GPS functions in a few different ways. Continue reading “Gear Review: SPOT Gen3 GPS”
I had to hitchhike a lot on my AT thruhike. It’s just something you have to do in order to get into town to resupply, get a shower, or find a hostel. Here are a few tips that might help you get a great hitch in and out of town. Continue reading “Trail Tip: Hitchhiking”
Yeah… not so healthy, but lots of calories
Short backpacking trips lend themselves to fresh fruit and vegetables, tasty and elaborate backpacking meals, and s’mores. A long-distance thru-hike, not so much. You starve yourself because you never carry enough calories to make up for all the ones you’re burning, and the most calorie-dense foods are not very good for you. Here are examples of food that I and other hiker trash lived off of for six months.
Continue reading “List: Appalachian Trail food”
Spring – Summer – Fall; 2,189 miles
Here’s a list of the items I brought (and/or recommend) when I hiked the Appalachian Trail March 29 – September 8, 2016. I liked to stay light with my gear, but I took more than just the bare minimum; I kept a happy medium for me. Hike your own hike and take what you want – cut my list, add more, whatever works for you.
Continue reading “Packing List: Appalachian Trail”