Book Review: A Walk for Sunshine | 20th Year Anniversary Edition

A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail recounts Jeff Alt’s 1998 northbound thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. Jeff (trail name ‘Wrongfoot‘) sets out to hike in honor of his brother Aaron, who has cerebral palsy. In preparation for his journey, he also plans to raise funds for Aaron’s … Read more

Complete Women’s Hiking and Backpacking Gear List

Lightweight and comfortable — a lighter pack will help you enjoy your backpacking trips even more and your body will thank you. This backpacking gear list doesn’t skimp on comfort items, but scales back on clothing and non-essentials. Stick around to learn how you can lower your pack weight and not miss a thing. Aside … Read more

My AT Thru-Hike, One year later

[dropcap]An[/dropcap] entire year has passed since I stood on top of Mount Katahdin in Maine surrounded by friends, celebrating the end of our 2,000 mile journey. Since that day, countless twists of fate have brought me on a new journey that I feel is far from over. I would say that I’ve had copious amounts of luck, but as … Read more

Tattoos and Memories of the Appalachian Trail

The entire hike took 6 months, but it went by so fast that sometimes it seems like it never happened. A lot of the time, I fail to realize how huge of an accomplishment I have made. I want this tattoo with serve as a reminder of my strength and perseverance and to always be looking for the next big adventure.

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Video

It took me a while to get it put together, but after 4 months I have finally put together a photo recap of my 2014 thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. Follow me and my friends from Georgia to Maine as we complete our 2014 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Then, check out my Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike … Read more

My Favorite Pics from the AT

A nice little gallery of some of my favorites pictures from the Appalachian Trail. Photos courtesy of myself, Kyle Flood, AeLin Compton, and Tolin Hessell. Click on a picture to view a slideshow!

Fording a River on the Appalachian Trail

Fording is not something often done on the Appalachian Trail. A ford is when you are crossing a river, and it is shallow enough for you to wade across. Maine is where most hikers encounter their first ford. When I hiked through Maine almost every ford was so low that it was possible to stone … Read more

Two Months Later, Dealing with the Post AT Blues

I recently read a great article on AppalachianTrials.com about getting over post trail depression, “Your 4-Step Checklist to Recovering from Post-Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Depression.” The article talks about something that most thru-hikers know they will have to deal with when returning home. It inspired me to talk about how I have been dealing with the post trail … Read more