Amazon.com Widgets

Beauty Beneath The Dirt

14 June 2013 11:34 pm1 comment
Beauty Beneath The Dirt

Genuine Information If hiking the Appalachian Trail is a goal of yours, you need genuine information about what to expect while you are walking the trail. There are a number of mediums by which you can get this information: Read a published trail memoir of a thru-hiker Follow for free [...]

Read more ›

Staying in Shelters

13 June 2013 11:15 pm2 comments
Staying in Shelters

Deciding to stay in shelters or not stay in shelters is an important part of trip planning while on the AT. My first overnight where I stayed in a shelter was in May of 2011. I had no idea of what to expect. I had the incorrect impressions that every [...]

Read more ›

Patience

12 June 2013 8:30 am0 comments
Patience

“Rivers know this: there is no hurry.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Soak it in Sauntering along gently graded trail through the breeze of the forest. You are surrounded by mountain laurels blooming and you take two strides on rocks protruding just above the trickle of a small stream, you round [...]

Read more ›

Measuring Progress

5 June 2013 1:00 am0 comments

Measuring your progress lets you objectively assess your physical conditioning. In other walks of life, people might measure their physical progress by pounds of weight lost or the amount they can bench press. With hiking, things can be slightly less objective. Over time, with attentiveness, you will gain a feel [...]

Read more ›

Physical Conditioning

3 June 2013 4:42 pm1 comment
Physical Conditioning

Physical conditioning is an important pillar of trip planning. Without putting the proper sweat equity, you will find it much harder to complete, let alone enjoy, your trip. It is a common misconception on the Appalachian Trail that you will simply get into shape on the trail. This practice of [...]

Read more ›

Powered by WP Robot