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Quotes from Jennifer Pharr Davis

17 June 2013 11:15 pm0 comments
Quotes from Jennifer Pharr Davis

Quotes from Called Again “I was surrounded by life and beauty. My soul was content, and my life felt full.” – Jennifer Pharr Davis, Called Again “Hiking is, by definition, simply walking in a natural setting. But in reality, it is far more than that. It is a time of [...]

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Books to Skip

16 June 2013 9:20 pm0 comments
Books to Skip

The most widely read books about both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail are written by persons who have not hiked the entirety of their respective trails. This is really unfortunate because now to the average reader browsing at Barnes & Nobles these two books are the voice [...]

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Appalachian Trail Institute

15 June 2013 1:35 pm0 comments
Appalachian Trail Institute

The Appalachian Trail Institute (ATI) is five day program to help prepare you for walking the entire Appalachian Trail. It’s hosted by Warren Doyle, who has hiked the entire AT a record 16 times and has helped hundreds prepare for their own journeys. If you have an open mind to [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Equipment-itis

11 June 2013 8:45 am0 comments
Equipment-itis

Your backpacking kit is secondary in determining your ability to complete a thru-hike. Equipment-itis cripples the capacity for achieving backpacking goals in a tragic proportion of hikers. Have you ever examined the dropout rate of thru-hikers? Lets look at the AT. Despite all the gear advancement in the past decades, [...]

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Triple Crown

10 June 2013 10:40 am0 comments
Triple Crown

The triple crown of American long distance hiking is to complete the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail. Completing each of these 2,000+ mile trails is certainly not for everyone. It takes determination, perseverance, and a true love for the trail life to hike all [...]

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Ultramarathon Man

9 June 2013 4:10 pm0 comments
Ultramarathon Man

This running book comes highly recommended for its inspirational intensity. Dean Karnazes has completed some wild feats. He has: Run 50 marathons on 50 consecutive days in 50 states (2006) Run 350 miles in 80.75 hours without sleep (2005) Run a marathon to the South Pole without snowshoes (2002) Earned [...]

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Appalachian Trail Memoirs

8 June 2013 9:00 pm0 comments
Appalachian Trail Memoirs

The AT is a phenomenal place. Hiking the entire AT can bring profound realizations about self. Many hikers find themselves compelled to share the story of their hike in a book. There are veritable libraries of Appalachian Trail memoirs and I have taken the time to lay out a list [...]

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